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How to replace headlight switch

Brake and single lights work rear tail lights and parking lights do not headlights work

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First check all the light bulb's. Then check all the fuse's related to the lights on the vehicle. If that doe's not solve the problem, Check the relay that may be associated with the exterior rear light's. If that does not solve the problem, You either have a bad light switch itself located under the light knob that you are turning the lights on and off with, which is located on the dashboard display panel in various different location's depending on the make, model and year of your motor vehicle. and if that does not solve your problem it is possibly a wiring shortage which is followed from the light switch through the dashboard, to the fuse box, then through the entire vehicle running from the front of the vehicle to the back of the vehicle on the floor of the vehicle on either side of the vehicle, or the wire's may be located in the interior roof trim located on the inside of the vehicle over the door area running from the front off the vehicle to the rear of the vehicle, or the wire's could also run from the front of the vehicle to the back of the vehicle through the center of the floor or center console area, But most light shortage's are located either at the light fixture itself, which is where the light bulb is located, or either at the fuse in the fuse box, or at the light switch located on the dashboard display area.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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SOURCE: Brake lights don't work, hazard, turn, drive, and backup do

is this type that uses the indicator bulbs as brake light or the europeon type with seperate lights ??,check for feed to brake light switch first then hold down pedal and for current coming from other terminal.if its all working then check wiring connectors at back where they split to either side what you call pigs tails??if its the other type of wiring where the brake lights also use the indicators then their is some sort of relay but i havent a clue how to check that one out as when i have had american cars to import i have had to rewire to europeon standards .

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: no side lights or rear lights

You have a caroded or broken connection on the right inner fender skirt. Check your connection plug also for corrosion. The power goes out of the fuse block on the left fender across the front to right fender then to the rear taillights.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Low Beam headlight and front parking lights do not work

see for the head lamp relay fuse a few manufacturer install a typical fuses for seprately for relay so see weather the fuse are ok or not then see for wiring as far you mention that the wiring of right side went streached to the lower ball joint there is a possibality that wire's can break internally & may get shot circuited due to cross circuit & may cause this sort's of problem & if possible show it to highly experience person techanican, mechanic or an authorised dealer or service centre who can sortout you car problem untill then see you soon my friend

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Park/Tail lights not working. Brake/signals are

Before going ahead and spending money on a new module, test it first. The module is located under the steering column. You'll find a Brown wire on one of the connectors (i just looked at a wire diagram). Do no disconnect anything. Back probe the brown wire, which is the power feed to your park lights. With the lights off, there should be 0 volts on you voltmeter. Turn the park lamps on, There should be 12V. If there is not 12V, disconnect the connector and try to check voltage at the pin that feeds to the brown wire, if still not 12V, replace the module. If you do get 12V, then module is ok, find where the 12v is being dropped before making it to the lamps.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: brake lights work,reverse lights work,but the tail

IT COULD BE BURN OUT BULBS OR WORN OUT CORRODED LIGHT SOCKET OR BROKEN GROUND WIRE.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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