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Head lighte only ON when pull up on High/Low lever

Suddenly in last day or so headlights only work when pull up on High/Low lever on steering column

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Coulod be a bad headlight fuse or relay. it is also possible that your regular headlight filaments are burned out, but the high beams are still good, but it would be unlikely for them both to burn at the same time.

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