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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ok when push the lever forward the high beams don't stay on ? then that lever should be replaced cause that's ur dimmer switch to switch between high/low beam lights if the lever is bad can surge you headlight and blow the headlights, have you check headlight bulbs its rare but it has happened that both blow at the same time
On this model the headlight switch provides ground for the lights.
You have a right and left 15amp fuse for the headlights, not circuit breakers.
The parking lights use 3 different fuses. The headlight switch sends power to the body computer which activates a parking lamp relay.
Those components would need to be tested to verify the problem.
sounds like the headlight switch is defective and needs replacing,but you need to check to make sure the rod that the switch pushes against if make the full travel and not short as this will not allow the switch to change from low beam to high beam.if the rod is travelling the full length then the switch is no good.you should also hear a click when moving the arm to go from low to high if not then the switch is bad.by holding the lever at a certain position to get the high beams to work this also indicates a switch problem.
Move your car to a dark area, such as waiting until night or moving to a dark garage, to test your headlight switch.
2Turn on your car, so you can see your dashboard lights. Note whether some of your dashboard lights fail to illuminate.
Turn on your car's headlights. Note whether your car's headlights illuminate.
4Press the high beam lever to activate your high beams. Note whether your high beams activate.
5Put your car in "Park." Move to the back of the car. Note whether your parking lights are illuminated.
6View any remaining driving lights, such as lights above the license plate. Note whether these lights come on. If more than one set of lights does not activate when you turn on the lights, you may need to replace your headlight switch. If only one set of lights does not turn on, try replacing the lightbulbs in that set and then retesting your car. If the lights still do not illuminate, you may need to replace your headlight switch.
I have simmilyer problem. have a 1987 ford escort stationwagon high beams only but have to hold the bright lever on at all times. Otherwise my lights don't work at all except the parking lights. Have you found your problem that might help me.