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My headlights wont turn but my parking lights work.

The switch for my headlights use to get hot and the ligts would flicker on and off. now they just will not turn on.

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I think if you look at the bulkhead connector to the switch you will see the plastic deforming from the heat. The switch is probably affected as well.n if this is the case, buy a new switch and a new bulkhead connector. Solder, do NOT tape all connection and, please, make sure you change the wires one at a time!

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SOURCE: 1985 gmc sierra truck headlights wont work. its not the bulbs

well we just fixed our truck it was a wire that connects to the starter had some out! might want to see if there are any wires disconnected there

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Sounds like a bum relay in the main underhood fuse box. My complete illustrated tutorial for repairing this $80.00 part is here: http://www.customsaab.com/Custom_Saab_NG900_OG9-3_Performance_Articles/p2_articleid/24

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I would say try replacing headlight switch...I have the same problem and will be doing that tomorrow

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Durango, headlights flicker

I had a similar problem on my 2001 Caravan. Turned out to be a loose connection between the frame control module and the fuse box. I unscrewed the frame/front control module from the fuse box and bent the tabs slightly to make better contact. Then tighten down the module securley. Need star driver to loosen screws

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SOURCE: parking lights turn on, headlights

If you ran a separate wire to the lights, it's not a ground problem. looks like you may have a bad switch.

or bad wire. you can use an ohm meter to check the wire from the switch to the light. a test light is

easier. test for voltage at both ends of the fuse, at the switch and the wire before the light. check the

connection at the light, sometimes the connections get corroded and voltage will not pass thru. good luck!

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