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Help...my right headlight turns on whenever the car is on. It won't turn off with the switch on the column. The left low beam doesn't work but the highbeam does. I have checked all the fuses and they are all good. Should I replace both bulbs or is it a faulty wiring problem?

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Its a simple wiring problem. Headlight wires are grounding. Have an electrician check it out. Should only tame em 10-15mins to fix it

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