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I have a 1997 Camry. The headlights will not go on unless I have them on high-beam. All the fuses are intact. The high-beam indicator light on the dash board does not go on. Do I need to replace the headlight switch?

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Sounds like it to me,new switch unit not evan i can bodge them very often ,cant get them apart to clean contacts

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