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Boyh parkinglights and headlights are on

When i try to have only the parking light on, ( the knob halfway out)the headlight is also on. when the knob is fully out, its the same. Thank you Kai from Norway :-)

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Replace headlamp switch it seems to be defective

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The main/high beam relay/switch must be stuck on high presuming the high beam stalk selector does not operate. Probably needs replacement.

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are you sure the bulbs are o.k.? if they dont work on both high and low you have ground wiring problem. ground the black wire at the plug with lights on.

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Did it ever have a snowplow on it? If so it has a toggle switch for the hedlights.

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