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2000 Mercury cougar V6 Headlights and instrument light don't work

Headlight and instrument lights don't work everything else is fine. All the fuses in the box look fine. OH the fog lights still work to. wher should I look ???

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  • jbalkjr Jan 17, 2009

    Switch is ok, Fuses are ok, relays are ok. I'll keep trying.

  • Naso228 Feb 05, 2009

    I have had the exact same thing happen to my 1999 cougar. The headlights wouldnt work and the dash lights. I ordered a headlight switch and that wasnt it either. If you found the problem i would greatly appreciate hearing it because I'm lost at this point

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    Misha Jul 26, 2014

    Did you ever figure out the problem? I now have the same problem.

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I have had the same problems recently and I checked the relays, headlight switch, and changed all 7.5 fuses but nothing has worked. The fog lights work but nothing else does. Can someone tell me the problem???

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Take a 12 volt test light and test out your headlight switch because that could be bad

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Naso228:

balkjr Check the 7.5 amp fuse thats under the dash labeled high beams and low beams. I like a idiot checked all the other fuses under the hood but neglected to check that one and it was blown. Once i replaced the fuse my headlights work fine but still no instrument lights. For whatever reason i was able to blow the fuse again by shorting out the dimmer switch so i checked it with a multimeter and it had voltage going in but none out. I unplugged the dimmer switch and looked into it and alias noticed a solder in the middle pin that had snapped off. Its proved trickier than i had expected to solder it back but i know for sure that it is the culprit because i was able to use a pin to reach in it and hold the solder point down to get connection and my instrument lights worked fine. You can look right into the switch and see the solder point thats broke if that seems to be the problem for you also it comes from the middle pin on the switch and solders straight to the board. Just look inside the switch is made fairly open.

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FUSE PANEL IDENTIFICATION
Fig. 1: Fuse Panel Identification
Courtesy of Volvo Cars of North America.
WARNING: Always disconnect battery ground cable before servicing "high-current fuses. It is recommended that "high-current" fuses be replaced by a qualified technician.
* 1 - 15 Amp
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* 2 - 15 Amp
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Electronic Start Inhibitor (Immobilizer)
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ECC Blower (Speed 4)
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Central Locking System, Alarm
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Audio System (Amplifier)
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* 12 - 10 Amp
Brake Lights
* 13 - 15 Amp
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* 15 - 10 Amp (1993-95)
Audio System, Courtesy Lights, Door Open Light, Trunk Light, Glove Box Light, Remote Control Central Locking System,
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* 16 - 30 Amp (1993-95) Accessories
* 16 - 30 Amp (1996)
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Left Low Beam Headlight
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Left Parking Light, License Light
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* 25 - 10 Amp
Rear Fog Lamps, Fog Lamp Indicator
* 26 - Not Used (1993-95)
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* 27 - 15 Amp
Back-Up Lights, Turn Signals
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Power Seats, OBD Test Socket, Tailgate Washer/Wipe (Wagon)
* 33 - 15 Amp (1996)
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Windshield Wiper/Washer, Horn, Headlight Washer/Wiper
* 35 - 10 Amp
Instrument Lights, Sun Roof, Traction Control System
* 36 - Not Used
* 37 - Circuit Breaker
Power Windows, Power Sun Roof
* 38 - Not Used
* 39 - Circuit Breaker
Drivers Power Seat
* 40 - Circuit Breaker
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