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INOP low beam and high beams

Head light switch will not turn on low beam headlights, only parking lights in low beam position. high beams only work when holding in for "flash to pass". i have looked at the wiring diagrams and cant figure out where the problem would be.

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  • tom_rogers Dec 31, 2008

    i would like to fix it myself and have the headlight switch. can u describe how to remove the steering wheel and the airbag?

    Tprog

  • tom_rogers Dec 31, 2008

    i have the same problem with no low beams or fog lights, and have to have the headlight switch in the flash posittion to get the lights to work> i nhave a new switch, how hard isa it to remove the steering wheel and airbag and replace the switch?



    Tprog

  • gcalvinisti Jan 30, 2009

    Have the same problem... could u send the step by step info?
    Much apreciated!

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    i have the same problem with no low beams or fog lights, and have to have the headlight switch in the flash posittion to get the lights to work> i own audi a4 1997 low beam not work at all only high beam n park lights come on for high beam i have to hold the switch

    what i have to do is it the switch or the relay ??

  • lillang21 Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem can you give me step by step instructions? I am a single mother and don't have the money to take it to the dealer :( All instructions would be so greatfull!
    Thank You!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Head Light beam is low, How can I adjut them

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    low beam headlights dont work have positive power at low beam wires when the light switch is on high beam or low beam

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    My vans been hot wired all wires cut and rewired incorrectly have break lights and high beams but nothing else

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    One headlight works on high beam and the other light works on low beam, but the lights won't work at the same time

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    with low beams on the left beam is high beam

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    On low beams the left head light is on high what is the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    One head light is on high and the other on low. Low beam is the proper setting. What is the Problem ?

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The problem is the headlight switch itself - it's one of the most common failures on these cars. The part, brand-new, is about $158 from ECSTuning.com. Replacing it involves removing the airbag and steering wheel - not difficult but a little nerve-wracking due to the power of the airbag.

If this is something you want to tackle on your own, reply back here and I can give you a step-by-step on doing the work yourself. Or you can go to a shop/dealer and just have them do it. They'll probably charge you at least two hours' labor, even though it's a 40 minute job. Let me know what you would like to do.

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    Raymond Murray Jul 26, 2014

    I would like know how to change it if you can help. I can't find info anywhere

  • Lefa lekhesa Mar 20, 2015

    I would to about actros2640 its head light put itself on when close the door after 5 min it swich off what the problem

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2016

    Hello, I have got the same issue with my Toyota Lucida 1992. Could you please send me these step-by-step instructions howto replace the switch? Thank You in advance skypik@gmail.com

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