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Headlights will not come on

When I turn on the headlights on my 99 Civic the parking lights come on and if I hold the lever back the high beams will stay on. After a few minutes (after warming up) the head lights will come on. Any ideas?

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This could the problem with multi selector switch ,replace it .....


Good luck...

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