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Headlights won't turn on

I checked all the fuses and they where good. I put in light I had left over I am almost positive they work but, my high beams will not work I tried to put High beams on and they will not stay on, click in at all. For now I have to hold the signal stick back just for them to stay on. Have no clue what is wrong. I did notice by my headlight there is a black wire that looks similiar to a break wire for a bike kind of not the tips but just the shell. Well on my one side the wire is fine on the other it is burnt and missing idk if that could be the problem can any1 HELP?

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This is a problem in my 1997 - I did not fix it but this is how my headlights work - When my headlights are ON they will only work when the steering wheel is tilted all the way up. In any other position only the parking lights will come on. I changed many bulbs before realizing the ISSUE.
I have yet to take the steering wheel apart to clean or replace any of the contacts on the tilt mechanics of the steering wheel.

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