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1997 Ford Aspire Low/High beam headlamps not working

All other lights are working except for the low/high beam head lights. I have replaced the lamps and they are still not working. I have also checked the fused. I have heard that this is a common problem with the Aspire but what is the solution?

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---------- HEADLAMPS Condition Possible Source Action

  • Headlamps Inoperative
  • Fuse.
  • Headlamp relay.
  • Circuit.
  • Multi-function switch.
  • Headlamp bulbs.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test A1 .
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Headlamp Relay
  1. Key OFF.
  1. Remove the headlamp relay.
  1. Using a jumper, connect terminal C159-1 and terminal C159-2 on the headlamp relay to the battery positive terminal


    Pin Number Circuit Circuit Function C159-1 7C (R) Hot At All Times C159-2 7B (R) Hot At All Times C159-3 12 (R/GN) Multi-function Switch Input C159-4 11 (R/BL) Multi-function Switch Control
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Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • marcos Sep 12, 2013

    hola tube el problema y to repare era el switch conmutador lo desame y rea un cable desoldado

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2012 Chevy Silverado low beam light not working.


Regular headlamps or HID ? Check the HDLP LO/HID relay in the under hood fuse / relay box . Will be marked on the inside of the lid . Do you know what a BCM is ? body control module. Could have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored .
DTC 2575 00: Headlamp Low Beam Control Circuit
  1. Ignition OFF, disconnect the low beam relay.
  2. Ignition ON, verify that a test lamp does not illuminate between the control circuit terminal 87 and ground.
  3. ?‡'
    If the test lamp illuminates, test the control circuit for a short to voltage.

  4. Verify that a test lamp illuminates between the B+ circuit terminal 30 and ground.
  5. ?‡'
    If the test lamp does not illuminate, test the B+ circuit for a short to ground or an open/high resistance.

  6. Verify that a test lamp illuminates between the B+ circuit terminal 86 and ground.
  7. ?‡'
    If the test lamp does not illuminate, test the B+ circuit for an open/high resistance.

  8. Ignition OFF, disconnect the harness connector at the inoperative low beam headlamp.
  9. Ignition OFF, scan tool OFF, exterior lamps OFF, test for less than 5.0 ohms between the ground circuit terminal B and ground.
  10. ?‡'
    If greater than the specified range, test the ground circuit for an open/high resistance.

  11. Connect the harness connector at the inoperative low beam headlamp.
  12. Connect a 40A fused jumper wire between the B+ circuit terminal 30 and the control circuit terminal 87. Verify the low beam headlamps are activated.
  13. ?‡'
    If the low beam headlamps do not activate, test the control circuit for a short to ground or an open/high resistance. If the circuit tests normal, replace the inoperative low beam headlamp.

  14. Connect a test lamp between the B+ circuit terminal 86 and the control circuit terminal 85.
  15. Command the Low Beams ON and OFF with a scan tool. The test lamp should turn ON and OFF when changing between the commanded states.
  16. ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always ON, test the control circuit for a short to ground. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.


    ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always OFF, test the control circuit for a short to voltage or an open/high resistance. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.

  17. If all circuits test normal, test or replace the low beam relay.

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No low beam. Good high beam. No day lights. What's wrong?


No on the fuse . The LH HDLP and RH HDLP fuse in the fuse block - under hood, supply battery positive voltage to both low and high beam lamps at all times. For manual operation, when the headlamp switch is in the ON position, the headlamp switch supplies ground directly to the headlamps and to the body control module (BCM) on the headlamp low or high beam signal circuit, depending on the position of the headlamp dimmer switch. The BCM uses this signal to determine if the conditions are present to illuminate the daytime running lamps or park lamps.
The headlamps may be turned on 2 different ways. First, when the driver places the headlamp switch in the ON position, for manual operation. Second, with the headlamp switch placed in the OFF position activating automatic lamp control (ALC).For ALC operation, the BCM receives a signal from the ambient light sensor indicating a low or high ambient, outside, light level. Under low light conditions the BCM grounds the headlamp relay control circuit energizing the headlamp control relay. The now closed relay supplies ground through the headlamp switch to the headlamps and the BCM on the headlamp low or high beam signal circuit, depending on the position of the headlamp dimmer switch. When the BCM grounds the headlamp relay control circuit it also grounds the park lamp relay control circuit illuminating the park lamps. The headlamp relay is grounded at G203.
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
The low beam headlamps operate at reduced intensity when in daytime running lamps (DRL) mode. The ground circuit to the switch side of the DRL relay has a resistor in-line to reduce the intensity of the low beam headlamps for DRL operation. The body control module (BCM) receives a signal from the ambient light sensor indicating a low or high ambient, outside, light level. Under daylight conditions the BCM grounds the DRL relay control circuit energizing the DRL control relay. The now closed relay supplies ground directly to the low beam headlamps and to the BCM on the headlamp low beam signal circuit. The low beam headlamps now illuminate with reduced intensity. The DRL relay is grounded at G203. Any time the headlamps are illuminated the DRL will not illuminate. Manual park lamps do not effect DRL operation.

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Why don't lights work?


Both the headlight switch and the BCM provide a ground, or control circuit, to the headlight relay coil circuit for manual or automatic headlamp operation. When you place the headlamp switch in the OFF position, and the ambient light sensor indicates low light conditions, the BCM energizes the headlamp relay for low beam operation. You may switch the headlights to high beam by pulling the dimmer switch handle toward you until the dimmer switch is activated. When the dimmer switch is placed in the HIGH position, the indicator lamp input to the BCM is pulled low. The BCM then sends a class 2 message to the instrument cluster in order to illuminate the high beam indicator lamp.
Low and High Beams Headlamps Inoperative ?
Replace the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Did you check the headlamp relay ? Location ,left instrument panel
Did

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All of my running lights and blinkers work and high beams but no low beams on my 1997 Chevrolet TahoeA


Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

Step

Action

Value(s)

Yes

No

DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
  3. Backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector with a J 35616-200 from cavity A to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Connect a J 35616-200 at cavity G5 to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

4

  1. Re-install the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Backprobe cavity B at the high/low beam headlamp with the headlamp dimmer switch in the LOW position.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8

5

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

6

Repair the open in CKT 359 (PPL) between the headlamp dimmer switch and the daytime running lamp relay.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

7

Replace the high/low beam headlamps.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

8

  1. Inspect for an open in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120, repair as necessary.
  2. Replace the daytime running lamp relay if no open was found in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
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Saturn what , ION , VUE , L300 LW300 ? Did you check the fuses ? 2.2 l headlamp relay . The lights are controlled by the BCM - body control module .
The headlamps may be turned ON 2 different ways. First, when the driver places the headlamp switch in the HEAD position, for normal operation. Second, with the headlamp switch placed in the AUTO position, during operation in low light conditions.
On vehicles with manual headlamps, the LH HDLP and RH HDLP fuse in the fuse block - underhood, supply battery positive voltage to both low beam lamps and high beam lamps at all times. The low beam and high beam circuits continue through the fuse block - underhood, through the body control module (BCM), and to the headlamp switch. The low beam or high beam circuit then, depending on the position of the dimmer switch, continues through the headlamp switch. When the headlamp switch is placed in the ON position, it provides a ground path for the low beam or high beam lamps through G203. The low beam and high beam circuits are monitored by the BCM.
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Both your low beam and your high beam is protected by the same fuse, so it makes sense that the fuse is OK if the high beam is working on the passenger side. There are 3 fuses for the headlamps. Fuse #13 in the Battery Junction Box (20 Amp). If this fuse is blown, the headlamp relay will not have any power and neither high nor low beam on either side will work (you will have no headlamps at all) Then there is Fuses #2 and #3 (15 Amp) in the Battery Junction Box. #2 goes to the left low and high beam and #3 goes to the right low and high beam.
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The components involved in your headlamp system vary considerably depending on whether your vehicle is equipped with "Auto Lamps", "Daytime Running Lamps" and/or "Fog Lamps". In any of these cases, both the High Beam and the Low Beam elements share the same grounds. Yes, it could be the dimmer switch. It could also be the Daytime running lamp module or the Headlamp Switch or the Auto Lamp Control Unit. It is also possible that you simply have both of your Low Beam Headlamp elements burned out or have bad sockets where they connect to the wiring harness.

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high beam or low beam? or both of them on one side.

  • One low beam headlamp is inoperative
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse 23 (10A) (RH headlamp).
  • CJB fuse 25 (10A) (LH headlamp).
  • Circuitry.
  • CJB.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test C .


  • One high beam headlamp is inoperative
  • Circuitry.
  • Headlamp assembly.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test D .

  • The high and low beam headlamp is inoperative on one side
  • Circuitry.
  • REPAIR ground circuit 57 (BK).


  • Headlamp switch
  • Multifunction switch
  • Vehicle Security Module
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    • 17 (15A)
    • 23 (10A)
    • 25 (10A)
    • 35 (20A)
    • 40 (20A)
  • Circuitry
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1994 ford f-150 with day time running lights headlightnot working


Daytime Running Lamps
The daytime running lamp (DRL) system is designed to turn the high beam headlamps on, with a reduced light output, and without illuminating the high beam indicator lamp in the instrument panel. You have a DRL Module.
The multifunction switch is the stalk on your column.

This is 96 F150 circuit. Don't have 94.

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Symptom Chart, Headlamps HEADLAMPS Condition Possible Source Action
  • Headlamps Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged headlamp switch.
  • Blown fuse.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test A .
  • Headlamps On Continuously
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged headlamp switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test B .
  • High Beams or Low Beams Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged multi-function switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test C .
  • One High Beam or One Low Beam Headlamp Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged connector.
  • Headlamp bulb damaged.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test D .
  • Flash-to-Pass Inoperative
  • Blown fuse.
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged multi-function switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test E .



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My headlights dont work,.all other lights are fine though,.is it the fuses or the bulbs? im not sure what fuses they would be,.there seem to be different ones for the same thing


do your flash to pass lamps light when you pull the stalk towards you? If yes, the bulbs are ok.
Do the hig beams work?
Your headlamps have sepaerate fuses for each headlamp and you have a low beam relay and a high beam relay under the hood in the black box.
If everything is out, I suspect a bad headlamp switch.
Check car-part.com and look on page with * for cheapest price.

Your owner manual will identify fuses & relays.

PS, You did not recently instal high current bulbs did you? If yes, put originals back in.

HEADLAMPS

The voltage is supplied to the lamp switch through a fuse. This fuse is located in the central junction box in the left-hand footwell.
When the headlamps are switched on, a voltage is supplied to the high beam/low beam switch and to the low beam relay. The relay for the low beam is located in the battery junction box (BJB) in the engine compartment.
If the high beam/low beam switch is set to "low beam", then a voltage is supplied through the low beam relay to the low beam part of the headlamp assembly. The left and right-hand low beams are fused separately. The fuses are located in the battery junction box (BJB) in the engine compartment.
If the high beam/low beam switch is set to "high beam", then a voltage is supplied through the high beam relay to the high beam part of the headlamp assembly. The left and right-hand high beams are fused separately. The fuses are located in the battery junction box (BJB) in the engine compartment.

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Lamp Switch
Removal
  1. s2y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
    Remove the lower driver's side footwell trim.
  1. Detach the lamp switch bezel.
    • Remove two screws.
  1. Remove the light switch.
    • Remove three screws.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector

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