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Headlight switch turns on parking lights but not headlights. Have to hold high beam switch on to have headlights at night.

At first my headlights would go off while driving and I could get them back on by turning the headlight switch off then on again and/or clicking the high beam switch on the column off then on again. Now the headlight switch only turns the parking lights on.

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Replace light switch assembly. Remenber some switches pull up to flash headlights and press down to change from low to high--press down again goes from high to low.

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Call Ford Motor Company to see if there is an LCM lighting control module in your Topaz like there is in the Mercury Marquis that goes out causing the headlights to go out.. If there is, maybe they extnded the warrenty on it like they did for the Marquis.

Here is what they did for the lighting problems for the Mercury Marquis, Mercury Marauder, and Ford Crown Vic. Maybe they did the same for the Topaz?

Usually it's a case of the regular headlights not working while the high beams (brights) still work if you hold them on while driving, but if you have a 1999-2011 Mercury Marquis, Mercury Marauder, or Crown Victoria, and your regular headlights and or tail lights don't work it probably is your LCM that used to cost around $1,000 to repair.


The good news now is that Ford just finally extended the warranty on your LCM (Lighting Control Module) for free - both parts and labor and will install a new one for free! Ford has extended the warranty to 15 years/250,000 miles. THIS IS NOT A RECALL! They do not advertise this.


Your regular headlights must be inoperable in order to get a new LCM on this new extended warranty. It must be done at a Ford Dealer and the fix is free. Call your local Ford Dealer and tell them you need to make an appointment because your headlights don't work and that Ford has extended your warranty on the LCM.


They may act like they don't know what you are talking about, so tell them it is the Customer Satisfaction Program 14N01. Have your car's Vin number ready as they will ask for it. You don't have to be the original owner. If they still act like they don't know what you are talking about ask to talk to the manager or tell them to call Ford Motor Company and ask them, or you can call Ford yourself.


We had ours done at a Ford dealer in August of 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ but first they checked out our LCM first to make sure it didn't work. As soon as they found out it didn't work, the installed a new LCM for free under the about new warranty called "Customer Satisfaction Program 14N01".


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If you have an AUTO off/on/delay this could be malfunctioning, you may also need a need headlight switch however, First check your low beam halogen bulbs if they are bad replace BOTH at the same time they tend to fail at a similar time and this is the least costly repair NOTE wen changing these do not touch bulb with bare hand as oils from your skin can cause the to heat unevenly and explode inside your headlight assembly Use rubber gloves most Parts stores have these available for this reason

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