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Headlights keep going out on vehicle when the switch is on auto and after a while they will work again can someone tell me if it is a relay or some type of sensor or maybe the switch itself

It has an i6 engine in it and it's 4x4

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check the headlight switch for burned contacts or a heat dis-colored connector to it. If u find either replace the headlight switch and the connector as a pair.

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