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High beams arent working

Low beam works high beams dont changed fuses and bulbs

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Sounds like the high beam switch is bad. It is located in conjunction with your turn signal.

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SOURCE: 2008 Ford F-250 Low beams do not work. High beams are fine.

just remove all the connections as it could be malfunction in the switches and the wirings needs to be rechecked to make it proper.other option could be bad dimmer switch. You will need to replace the turn signal/ dimmer switch as an replace you will need to disable the air bag, drop the column, pull the wheel

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SOURCE: My low beams work on my headlights but my High beams wont come on

Take a look at this link regarding DRL system. I know it's not exact truck but most of it would apply to yours too. It should give you hints on what to test & how.

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Hi. i recommend a thorough inspection of the wiring harness and harness connectors that led to the actual headlights. use a volt meter to test the current flow to the connectors. pull the connectors from the back side of the headlights and test all cooper contacts inside the connectors. If the wire contacts all show voltage, this will confirm a switch malfunction. it should be replaced in this case.

Now, if one or more contacts on the wires harness fail to produce any voltage, this will confirm a faulty wiring harness. replace the wiring harness in this case.

Make sure the headlight switch is in the on position when testing the wires.

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SOURCE: the high beams on my 2003 ford focus work but the

  • The problem is a faulty dimmer switch. Here are step by step instructions for fixing it. (Try it - it's easy and way cheaper than having a mechanic fix it).
  • The Ford Focus high-beams (won't shut off) problem is very common in 2000-'05 models. So common, in fact, there should have been a recall, but there wasn't. Luckily, it is also VERY easy to fix. This was the first time I ever fixed anything other than a bulb on my car and it took me less than 30 minutes. Here's how:
  • First, buy the part. The "dimmer switch" is the lever to the left of your steering wheel that controls high/low-beams and the turn signals. You can get it at Pep Boys, Standard Autoparts, or a similar store for about $45.
  • Now, to install the part: Make sure the car is off as are the lights, radio, etc. First, disconnect the clamp connecting the negative side of your battery to the car. To do this, look under the hood and take the plastic cover off the battery. Use a socket wrench to loosen the nut that is holding the clamp to the negative part of the battery (in my '04 Focus, the negative side is on the right when you are facing the battery from the front side of the car). Once the clamp is loosened, yank the clamp upward until it disconnects (this might take a little elbow grease).
  • Now, go back to the driver's seat. You are going to take the following steps to remove the switch and replace it with your new switch: First, notice the tabs on the left and right of the steering column. Use a flat-head screwdriver to push them in and release the top cover of the steering column. The cover won't come off the dash, but now you can open it up to see inside the steering column. You will see the switch you are going to replace. Press the tab (on the back end of the switch) to release it. (You will hear a "click" and the switch will adjust upward once you press the tab). NOTE: You may need a screwdriver to help you work in the steering column, unless you have small hands. Now, slide the switch up from where it is held, but be mindful that it is still connected (by wires) to the interior of the column. The next part was the toughest for me, but it really is very simple. You need to remove the grey plug from the switch. It took me some pressing with the screwdriver and really working the angles, but in the end I think it was sheer brute force that got it disconnected. Now the switch is out (and you feel awesome - even with bloody knuckles).
  • All that is left is to put the new switch in ... and that's REALLY easy. Connect the new switch to the grey plug that you just disconnected from the old switch. Mindfully slide the new switch into the spot where the old switch sat. Push it in so you hear that same "click" when the tab you had pressed to release the old part now secures the new part into place. Once it's in, you are all set. All that is left to do is put the steering column cover back in place and reconnect the battery.
  • Now, isn't that better than blinding everyone on the other side of the road?
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    SOURCE: No low beam ,but have

    Check for bad ground for low beam and bulb.

    Also, check that the high beam works independently of the low beam for that mode.

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