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2002 ford escape headlamp problem

My 2002 Ford Escape headlamps problems. When I turn the switch to the on position the headlamps come on for a second and then turn off. I can turn them on and off a few times and they will stay on while I am driving.

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Sounds like the headlight switch, The switch should have a built in relay that shuts them off if there is a short.The relay could be faulty.
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