Last night my headlights just stopped working while i was going down the road. The headlights run off of the same fuse as my brake lights and all the lights work except for the headlights(turn signals, reverse lights, hazard lights, tail lights). It's a 1996 dodge 1500 and from what i can see the bulbs are both fine.
There is a circuit breaker inside the headlight switch body. It gets weak over time and use. The breaker is actually mentioned in the owners manual. A new switch is about $75.00 at the local parts store. You must remove the front of the dash to change the switch. Mine would go off and then in about 30 seconds reset and the lights would come back on. I would be driving down the road with my headlights flashing as the circuit breaker opened and closed. New switch = problem fixed.
I'm having the same problem. Before my headlights stopped working so I changed the switch and bulbs I also changed the pigtail with the switch made sure all the wires were right and now my headlights will flash on and off while driving is it possible I bought a bad switch?
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Theres a sensor in the middle of the dash by the front windshield that detects sunlight and triggers the automatic headlights. The main headlights and daytime running lights might be on a different circuit, in which case they daytime running lamps would turn off at night and the main headlights would turn on, indicating the main headlights arent working and the daytime running lamps are working as intended.
I would check all the fuses related to headlights, check the bulbs and check the switch, then last the light sensor on the dash.
Your Corolla has daytime running lights (DRLs). A photocell determines whether it is day or night. Your DRLs turn on automatically in daytime without you operating the light control ("headlight") switch. Your DRLs are actually your headlights on low beam. At night, the photocell senses it is dark and disables the DRLs. When you set the light control ("headlight") switch to HEAD, the head relay closes and the headlights should turn on. Since they don't, I suggest opening the engine room junction block and checking the 40A MAIN fuse and the 10A LEFT HEAD (UPPER) and RIGHT HEAD (UPPER) fuses. In engine room relay block 5, check the 10A LH-LWR HEAD and RH-LWR HEAD fuses. Replace any blown fuses and the headlights should be working normally again
There is a relay that controls the headlights, volvo calls it a step relay. You will have to check that power is getting to this relay. If not, check all fuses and wiring. If power supply checks out ok, you may have to replace the relay. Let me know if you need any more info or a wiring diagram.
ddlucia: there is one fuse box located in the engine compartment.
it is a large black box. it will contain the headlight fuses.
The other fuse block is inside the passengers compartment.on the drivers side. some of the cars had the cruise control fuses in this panel others were in the engine compartment.
relay was stuck. Now you replace the relay and a few burnt fuses and the burnt wiring. You should have fixed this at the first warning sign of a problem...sadly, now you pay the price for not doing so.