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Headlights will not go on in on position.

Have power to the bulbs & bulbs r good. Lights go on when starting the vehicle but click off after 6 sec. Headlight will not go on in the light position. Everything else works.

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That click tends to tell me it's a relay... if you can hear it... it's probably located on the fuse panel.... locate the one for the lights affected and replace it.

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