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Volvo S80 - Low beam out - Changed bulb & fuses

Low beams (both sides) went out suddenly. Error message said 'Dipped bulb beam failure' or somesuch.

I changed the light bulbs and the driver's side came on (bulb looked bad). The passenger side bulb looked fine, but changed it anyway - NOTHING. Fuses look fine. Even checked that shunt/resistor thing under the dash that I've seen mentioned online. Pulled it out, looked fine, put it back - Nothing (neither lights worked with it out and the driver's side worked when I put it back, so I guess it's ok).

Any other suggestions for cheap fix before Volvo charges me a gazillion to fix it?

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All i did i unpluged the batter for 5 min and pressed the brake pedual while the batttery was unhooked and when i plugged it back in it solved my problem it has been working all day fine

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You need to check and see if there is power to the light that is out , because they work on the same circut , look for a bad wire ?

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