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1997 Chevy Cavalier. Bulbs/Fuses are good. Weird Headlight issues.

Both low-beams and the left-hand (LH) high-beam do not work. I decided to tinker with the fusebox and try swapping some other fuses out to test the issue. No dice. If I actually take out the right-hand (RH) headlight fuse, then both high-beams function as well as the RH low-beam, but all 3 lights then are so dim that they'd be unusable for navigation. I went to the store and picked up 2 new low-beam and 1 new high-beam today. I Installed them but got no change. Any thoughts? Please help and thank you!

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It could be a ground problem, or the dimmer switch. I would check for power and ground at the lights with them unplugged and then take a look at the dimmer switch.

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im a mechanic who owns a1995 pathfinder, had the same problem.your trouble is in your daytime running light module. try giving it a tap, bet they will come back on

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Test to see if you have voltage at the bulb connector in low beam position. I'd almost bet that if there is no voltage there for the low beams that you have a bad high/low switch.

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DID YOU CHECK THE BULBS?

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look for a ground wire that wasn't installed after the repair or a broken ground wire from the impact

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