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Both headlights out... fuse fixes it temporarily

So, my husband's subaru impreza rs is having headlight issues (so he's racing against the sunset)... replacing the fuse temporarily fixes the problem, but soon after both headlights go out again. Any ideas what he should be looking at? Otherwise, he'll have to constantly carry a box of extra fuses in his car...

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  • nikijneal Dec 23, 2008

    he has had at least one headlight out (intermittently) for several days... so he has replaced both bulbs & the fuse.... the other day he started his car in the evening & no headlights. again, replacing the fuse fixes it temporarily, but shortly after the fuse is replaced, both headlights go out again.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i have the same problem but mine doesn't turn back on at all. New fuse and everything nothing works but high beam. your lucky yours comes back on.

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    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    when and how did this all start

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So I'm assuming that the fuse actually is blowing. And if the headlights are still working after replacing the fuse, then you know that the headlights are probably good. I'd first try to cause the fuse to blow by wiggling the wires to the head lights and the fuse box with the lights on. check the connectors for frayed wires. and maybe bypass the blown fuse by wiring in a comparable circuit breaker until you find the problem.

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