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Replaced headlight switch, lights wont work

Replaced the headlight switch and the lights wont work the bulbs are good, i can pull back on the highbeam switch and the lights will work but have to hold on to it to keep the lights on. all the fuses are good. I cant figure it out???????

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  • imberchic Jan 11, 2009

    the headlights wont come on when i turn them on, running lights and signals work but nothing else does. a guy at the auto shop said to replace the headlight switch, and it didn't work.

  • work4it1 May 11, 2010

    Ok well it sounds dumb but believe it or not some times both head lights will burn out if you have a test light or volt meeter check for power at the head lights

  • work4it1 May 11, 2010

    Why did you replace the switch in the first place ?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    checked fuses/bulbs/switch highbeams work

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Try checking the switch on the steering column for the high beams especially if you already replaced the main switch control

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