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Headlights will not go on

All of a sudden out of nowhere this problem arose. When I press the light switch the lights do not go on nor do the light motors open. Also when you depress the light swith the dome light goes out. The dssh lights do not work also. All the fuses appear ok.

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  • auntiesally Jan 21, 2009

    The lights do not come on in either position.

  • auntiesally Jan 23, 2009

    The motors work if you jump them, however the headlights still do not. Now a few other things stopped and the fuses are good. ie: dome light, doorlocks,hatch lock


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This is a VERY Common Problem on the Older Firebirds. The lights will not come on in the Down Position. They switch on upon Raising. These Motors stop working and need to be Replaced. The Dash lights Flickering is a Direct Problem with the Headlights not Rising.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 21, 2009

    Check your Relay for the Headlights

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 23, 2009

    OK, The next step here would be to have a Mechanic Run a Computer Diagnostics on the Car and locate the Problem. We have a Bigger Problem than just Fuses and Relays.


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