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Headlights not working

Goes off after they warm up

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  • windsorguzzi Dec 28, 2013

    Hi Jan Eddie Taylor, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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    Jan Eddie Taylor Dec 29, 2013

    replaced the control unit bottom of headlight. does headlight go off, when about to go out

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