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Headlights go off when dark

I notice that the headlights turn off at night. during the day they stay on so could it be the sensor and if so where is it located so i can change it

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I had the same problem with my 1998 Toyota Corolla. The sensors worked fine during the day, but all of a sudden they were out when it was dark outside. In addition my headlights would not come on when I tried turned them on manually. Of course this was a major problem. So I took my car to the dealership and they told me that the car needed new electrical wiring. They could not tell me how much it would be. Of course I don't trust a dealership to give me a good price, so I took it to Firestone. Not all mechanics are certified for Toyota, which was the case for the mechanic at Firestone. However, he was able to give me a temporary fix. He disabled the sensors all together so I could turn on the headlights manually. I hope this helps.

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