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Head lights went off while driving.

My wife was driving home (after dark) and the headlights went off. She pulled over and tried the switch and still no lights. All other lights work but the headlights.

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  • bobmcdougal Jan 27, 2009

    It turned out to be the altinator. The altinator caused the voltage regulator to go bad and burned both headlights out.



    I appreciate your trying.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Both head lights went out at once. Fuses are good. Flood and running lights work. Cant seem to find the problem with the headlights and why they both would go out at the same time.

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There is a Relay for the Headlights and Fuses also. Check under the Hood in the Fuse Relay Box and the Fuse Panel on the Inside. They should be Marked as HL or RHL and LHL. Also just check Really Close for Blown Fuses. Let me know if you need any Further Help. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help I can get! Thanks!

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Action
Value(s)
Yes
No
1
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NO - Go to Headlight System Check
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