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Headlights not working

High beam working OK low beam not working at all
I have checked all fuses and bulbs......all OK

This morning my headlights stopped working no light at all, but the high beams worked.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    high beams on but no headlights

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    no low beam or high beam working. Fuses and relays seem to ok. Only high beam works when you pull the stick back. What do I look for?

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If all fuses and bulbs are fine, it's probably a problem with the wiring harness. Take it to the dealer. Wiring harnesses are not something to do by yourself unless you're experienced with wiring on the specific car.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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    hostsonic Dec 05, 2012

    Connie... if you do not know how to fix something, then don't suggest they go to the dealer. People come to places like FixYa because they are trying to fix it THEMSELVES.

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    hostsonic Dec 05, 2012

    Connie, people come to site like FixYa because they want to learn how to fix things themselves. It is not up to you to determine when and if someone should take their car to the dealer. If you are not able to explain how to fix something, then don't bother answering their question.

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SOURCE: Headlights not working

Lihgting switch must also be checked
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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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SOURCE: low beam headlights worked but 1 high beam out so

My mother's car was doing the same thing. The trouble ended up being the electrical connector on the bulb. It was not making contact with the plug. Once I replaced the plug the problem was corrected. The super low lights could have been due to the fact that the other bulb was not on. Try checking the connection and if that is the trouble, replace the plug if possible.

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

emissionwiz
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SOURCE: Headlights, high beams

No as a rule they don't fail at the same time, in fact it is unusual for the hi beam to fail ever, the problem is most likely in the turn signal/multifunction switch, this does cause your problem, have seen it many times.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: high beam headlight does not work properly

it more then likey a lose wire or bear one. run the line down. i think that the high beams run on diff. fuses. you can try that!

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: High beam headlights quit working. Bulbs are OK.

When you checked the bulb plug and got 12 volts, did you meter ground some where else on the car? If so, you might check ground also at the plug.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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