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How to replace high low dimmer switch for head lights on 2004

I need some help on how to replace the high lower dimmer switch for the headlights on a 2004 Buick LaSabre.

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This will involve removal of your steering wheel and a couple of special tools, a steering wheel puller and a steering wheel lock ring compressor. If you have these are can rig your on, remove ground and wait ten minutes so the airbag system capacitor has time to discharge. Remove drivers air bag and detach wiring, remove steering wheel nut and notice align marks on wheel and steering wheel shaft and remember them. Remove the steering lockring retainer after compressing spring. from there you should remove Blinker stick, by turning shaft to line up to slot on hole and pull out, Remove clock spring and then switch, reverse to install. Hope this helps you some you can get complete instructions at www.alldatadiy.com, Hope this helps you and Merry Christmas!

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Why don't lights work?


Both the headlight switch and the BCM provide a ground, or control circuit, to the headlight relay coil circuit for manual or automatic headlamp operation. When you place the headlamp switch in the OFF position, and the ambient light sensor indicates low light conditions, the BCM energizes the headlamp relay for low beam operation. You may switch the headlights to high beam by pulling the dimmer switch handle toward you until the dimmer switch is activated. When the dimmer switch is placed in the HIGH position, the indicator lamp input to the BCM is pulled low. The BCM then sends a class 2 message to the instrument cluster in order to illuminate the high beam indicator lamp.
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Replace the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Did you check the headlamp relay ? Location ,left instrument panel
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All of my running lights and blinkers work and high beams but no low beams on my 1997 Chevrolet TahoeA


Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

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DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
  3. Backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector with a J 35616-200 from cavity A to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Connect a J 35616-200 at cavity G5 to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

4

  1. Re-install the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Backprobe cavity B at the high/low beam headlamp with the headlamp dimmer switch in the LOW position.

Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8

5

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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6

Repair the open in CKT 359 (PPL) between the headlamp dimmer switch and the daytime running lamp relay.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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7

Replace the high/low beam headlamps.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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8

  1. Inspect for an open in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120, repair as necessary.
  2. Replace the daytime running lamp relay if no open was found in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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1988 GMC Van headlights cut off when I tilt steering wheel.


You need to check the wires in the steering column. Take the column cover off, probably phillips-head screws, so you can see the wires. Somewhere the tilting function is putting pressure on the wires to the dimmer switch. It may be pulling loose a connection, just a fraction, to lose contact. You may also need a new dimmer switch. Or a multifunction switch if the dimmer switch is attached that way. The headlight switch is on the dash, isn't it? If it is, the headlight switch is not the problem, it is the wires in the steering column or the dimmer switch. If the dimmer switch fails, you will have no high or low beams, no head lights at all.

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I have a 2002 dodge grand caravan the headlights. One works on dim and the other works on bright. I've replaced both headlights and it did not fix it. What do I do next?


Sounds like a wiring problem. You may need a repair book to track it all down. Could be a ground connection too.
The headlight switch sends power to the dimmer, then thru the body control module, then the high and low beam relays, then the four fuses, then the actual headlights. So you should have power on the low or high beam fuses depending on which way the dimmer switch is positioned.

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1996 dodge Ram 1500 4x4 headlights dont work.All other lights work. Headlight lamps are all good. Could it be the switch or the multifunction switch? High beam works when I pull on the directional le


The headlight switch gets power for the headlights from a 50amp fuse.
The fuse powers the headlight switch then the dimmer switch breaks for high and low beams. So if the high beams work, the problem may be with the dimmer switch.
The dimmer switch is made into the turn signal switch on the column. You would need to check the low and high beam circuits at the switch for power.

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Its the dimmer switch.The hot wire at the dimmer switch is Yellow. Then low beam is tan, and high beam is light green . be sure the yellow wire has 12v. then check the other wires, if no voltage, then connect yellow to the tan or lt green, if lights work, then the dimmer switch is bad.

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Daytime running light working fine but can not switch on the head light? 1998.


Pull the head light switch and check it for out put.Do you have high beams?Check the low beam headlight bulbs.If you have high beams,and low beam bulbs are good,replace the dimmer switch.

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Head lights on 1990 jeep wrangle won't work


Ckeck the headlight connections they are notorious for corroding. Check the ground connection for the lights. Pull your dimmer switch back as if you were flashing a car to pass and see if they work there. If they do you have a dimmer switch problem.

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2004 Outback: headlights stopped working.


either the headlight switch is defective or the dimmer is, it can't be anything else, do the hi beams work ok, have you tried wiggling the dimmer switch to see if the low beams flicker?

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First place to start is with headlight switch. I did have a case many years ago when both high beams were blown out at once, but this is rare. When you have the headlight switch out, jump power from te low beams to the high beam contacts. If high beams come on, replace switch.
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