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96 Explorer - Low Beams don't work

Low beams don't work and neither do fog lights. Alarm will sound but low beams still won't come on.

Hi beams work if you pull back on "lever" to turn them on. Have found no bad fuses or broken wires any where. All other "light" related relays appear to be connected and in good condition.

No evidence of "burnt" conditions or any odor if anything has fried.
Any help greatly appreciated

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  • bat1vb Feb 02, 2009

    Hey simard2 - I already tried bulb replacement (even swapping working right side bulb), since it was the left side that went out first. The left side initially started going out intermitently and sometimes would come on when I went over a bump. Found a broken wire coming from under dash to the left side light, but didn't replace that wire. Instead, I jumpered hot wire from right side bulb and increased that fuse to a 15 amp. Worked good for one day and now both low beams are out. Can you tell me where the relay switch is located? I don't have a manual or schematics, so maybe I need to get one. Thanks for your quick post.

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Check the relay switch located under the hood. Also check the Low Beam Light bulbs.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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    Frank Simard Feb 02, 2009

    Go to the following page to view pictures and all kind of great information about the fuses on your car:

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