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Low Beam Head Lights Do Not Work

When switched to on the low beams do not come on.The high beams come on when switched on.The fuses and bulbs check good.
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This problem is most often caused by the multifunction switch.

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SOURCE: Right headlamp doesn't work on low beam only

in this case make sure you have voltage going to the low beam lights. 12 volts. you need a volt meter. if you do not have volatge you have to check and make sure power is going through the fuse. a bad fuse will be broke, but you can have a good fuse with no power going through it. if you have power going through the fuse you have a wiring open somewhere between fuse and whatever is between the headlight connecter.

plz check and get back i will keep checking on here on and off.

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Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: low beam not working

check the low beam relay in the engine compartment fuse panel near the battery

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SOURCE: my low beam head lighjts do not work but the high

If you are absolutely certain the bulbs are okay, then change the switch. I would check for power at the socket first, to make sure it isn't bulbs.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: My low beams are not working but the high beams are

your Problem My be in the Dimmer switch take the care to advanced auto or auto zone ask the to do a code test on the car it's usely free if you have a pin plug under you dash they can pull up the code and tell you where the problem lies

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: low beams don't work - both out at the same time.

DID YOU CHECK THE BULBS?

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