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My headlights only work on high beam.when i turn on low beam there is nothing but dash lights on.can you tell me what would cause this problem/

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The wiring harness is probable corroded

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Both my low beam and high beam wont work. And my headlights wont go down even when lights are turned off and the button is unpressed on the inside.


check the headlight relays ,
Check for possible faulty light stalk switch also. Dash lights may fail with this possible cause.
Check fuses

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My headlights wont work


I don't believe there is a fuse. There is a circuit breaker built into the headlight switch. If you are sure the headlight switch is good, it could be a bad dimmer switch. If you have a voltmeter, with the headlight switch turned on, a larger yellow wire going from the headlight switch to the dimmer switch should be a hot wire. The dimmer switch sends power on a tan wire to the low beams, and through a light green wire to the high beam bulbs.
If your high beam indicator on the dash also doesn't work, then it is likely one of those switches. A voltmeter or test light would need to be used to find which one is bad. If you can find the connector at the steering column going to the dimmer switch, pull it apart and check for power on the yellow wire coming from the headlight switch, with the headlight switch turned on. If no power, the headlight switch is bad. If there is power there, then the dimmer switch must be bad.

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One low beam head lights will not work, high beam works though


check for a damaged wire for the low beam. Also wouldn't hurt to check the ground wire as the high beam will try and ground through the low beam but not visa verse

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Is my 2007 Lincoln Navigator (HID headlights) equipped with HIGH BEAMS? If so - they don't seem to work. Allow me to explain; 1. The headlights come on automatically in low light conditions. 2. The...


First of all are your headlights a double filament type headlight? If yes then I would suspect that a power wire to the high beams is broken or shorted. If your high beams are a separate set of lights from your regulars running lights then either the high beams headlights are missing. or has a broken power wire or shorted or...You could check the fuse box under your dash and under the hood of the car to see if you have a fuse for the high beam lights.

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High beam indicator comes on with fog lights


Could your Mazda have daytime running lights? If you checked all fuses, did that include the three in the joint box?

There is an auto light-off control module that is central to all functions you describe. It is assumed that you would only turn on the fog lights with headlights on and set for high beam. If you set the headlight switch to LOW, the module closes the headlight relay to turn on the low beams. If you then turn the headlight switch to HIGH, the module turns on the high beams and allows you to turn on the FOG LIGHT switch, closing the fog light relay and turning on the fog lights. Since this sequence is not working, I suggest checking both high beam lamps as both could be burned out. Other possibilities are a defective headlight switch or the module

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I have a 2005 Buick LaCrosse. Why are the headlights not coming on in the dark?


You have the headlamp switch set on auto or are you turning them on manually ? Low beams work ? but not high beams ? High beam relay in the under hood fuse box .relay #34 .

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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SES, the blue high beam indicator in the dash comes on with low beams, and goes off with high beams. The indicator is on at the wrong time! I have tried the following: The turn signal...


It sounds like you are confused about how your headlamp system is supposed to work. The DRL does not run on the High beam circuit, it runs on the low beam circuit. The fog lamps are supposed operate with the park lamps and also with the low beams, not the high beams. From your description, I would say that your system is operating as designed and you are having trouble telling High from Low. (Don't feel bad, that is why high beam indicators were invented in the first place.)

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My head lights only work on high beam. if i switch to low they will cut off. all of my dash lights work regardless. any ideas of what may be causing it???


It is entirely possible for both low beams to be out have you verified that there is No voltage on the low beam electrical circuit of the headlights?

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