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High beams on 85 chevy pickup quit working

The switch is on the column. The lights are working fine in low beam when I switch to high they go black my parking lights are all that stay on.

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    keaper Dec 20, 2008

    would both lights go out at the same time if its just the bulb? Id rather not trouble shoot with my walet that gets spendy.

  • keaper
    keaper Dec 21, 2008

    highbeam light bulb works fine in the low beam outlet its not the light.

  • keaper
    keaper Dec 22, 2008

    It was the switch in the column

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Locate the relay for the headlights.... it will either be located in the fuse panel inside the engine compartment (near the battery) or the fuse panel under the dash. replace it.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, both highbean filaments of the headlights going out would be very rare. To diagnose, you would need a checklight or a voltmeter. A few ideas you may want to explore/work on:

  • column switch, determine which is the highbeam wire and test for presence of +12 when switched to hi;
  • possibly a relay;
  • might as well checked the headlight wiring with special attention to presence of corrosion on the terminals/sockets or even loose ground.
  • check if the passlight will activate the highbeam;
The fuse was not mentioned above presumably since this should be the first to be checked.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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    Louie Role Dec 22, 2008

    Congratulations that you were able to resolve your concern.

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Sounds like the high beam elements have burned out. Try replacing the headlights and see if that works. There are two elements in the bulbs and usually the highbeam element goes out before lowbeam element. A local auto parts store should be able to test for sure. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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Normally when you got dimmer trouble nothing gonna work me i would defenetly check the light bulb before and i seen manny time bought light burn let me now pierre

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Welcome-
it sounds like you need to replace the high beam light in your truck.

tom

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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  • Thomas Dec 20, 2008

    well it is either new bulbs or the high beam part of your switch is bad. you can check this out by checking your fuses and making sure they are good. if they are then both of the lights are bad and yes sometimes they do both go out at the same time.



    tom

  • Thomas Dec 20, 2008

    is ther anything else that i can help you with? or doesn't my suggestions take care of the problem and let you know how to fix the issue?



    tom

  • Thomas Dec 21, 2008

    then i would say that the high beam switch is bad.

  • Thomas Dec 22, 2008

    will you please give me the credit since i told you the switch was bad?



    please change the reting for me



    thanks



    tom

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