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Headlight problems headlights only work when pulling high beam switch

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  • kristi abolt Feb 07, 2012

    high beams dont work at all but have to use high beam switch for normal lights to work but shows high beam light inside car

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    cbseniour Feb 07, 2012

    Did you change the light switch or the high beam switch?
    Is there any chance the wires on the high beam switch are reversed?
    Has the car been in an accident?
    If the low beams don't come on at all turn on the lights and check for power at the plug in for the light bulb. IF there is power then check t he ground and if needed replace the bulb.

  • kristi abolt Feb 07, 2012

    i have daytime running lights dureing day and normal lights only work from highbeam switch which doesnt click back but have to hold it at same time highbeam light is on on the dash but message light flashes highbeam out allready replaced light switch

  • kristi abolt Feb 07, 2012

    i have daytime running lights dureing day and normal lights only work from highbeam switch which doesnt click back but have to hold it at same time highbeam light is on on the dash but message light flashes highbeam out allready replaced light switch

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    cbseniour Feb 07, 2012

    It still sounds like a high beam switch to me. Have you had that switch off? if so check the positioning if it's too far down on the collumn it may not work properly also check the electrical connections.
    If you still can't solve the problem I'd suggest a reputable local mechanic.

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    cbseniour Feb 08, 2012

    There may be a fuse or relay in the black box under the hood, usually on the left side near the cowl that controls power to the headlamps. Take off the cover and there will be a map on the inside of the lid ttelling you what each relay is for. Before you buy a relay move another similar one into that space and see if the lights work.

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If the lights work when moving or holding the high beam switch there is a good possibility the switch itself is bad. The switch is located at the base of the steering collumn. the handle actually only operates a rod that goes into the switch to push it down to switch from high to low beam. The switch is not expensive and easily accessable although you sorta have to stand on your head to reach it.

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Have you change the bulbs ,,, sometimes the low beam will burn out but the high beam will still work

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SOURCE: 2002 Impala, headlights work however they blink

This may be the start of a worse problem that the Impala eventually developes. The Body Control Module has a design flaw along with the Passlock anti-theft system. You may get away with just replacing the BCM for now. It needs to be reprogrammed at the dealer and the car will not start if you replace the BCM without reprogramming it. I would also recommend against replacing it with a remanufactured one. Repair cost is going to be around $500 at the dealer.

If the Passlock system is also at fault, add another $500 for a new ignition switch and cylinder. If you haven't experienced random starting problems yet, they are coming soon. When you turn the key, nothing happens. I thought my 2002 Impala may have been immune to these problems that I've heard about constantly, however, at 90,000 miles, it became "possessed". The symptoms started slowly and got worse. Beside the interior lights flashing like strobs in the middle of the night (while the car was not running), the headlights would occasionally click off and on a few times while I was driving at night.

The relay switch you hear clicking is the Battery Rundown Protection relay. I'm suprised your battery hasn't drained to the point where the car will not start in the morning.

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check wiring in the front bumper for corrosion big problem relating to cavalier and sunfire

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SOURCE: daytime running lights work but go out when I turn

If you have daytime running lights but when you turn on your regular headlight on they do not come on. Take the bottom of your steering column off (Two Small Screws) and look at the back of your turn/dimmer switch make sure that the light blue wire is connected. The wires will break off after years of raising and lowering your steering column.

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