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Headlights don't stay on!!!

My headlights on my 1997 Riviera keeps turning off as soon as it gets under a street light. Is there anyway to manually turn my head lights back on???

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  • gavdagod Apr 17, 2009

    What switch are you talking about? Are you talking about the knob on the left hand side?

  • gavdagod Apr 17, 2009

    There is a knob that I twist which only turns on the interior lights & there is the switch that if push left or right is that what your talking about?

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Yes look at the switch it has a manuel setting.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • Scott Apr 17, 2009

    yes

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