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I have running lights in the day when i turn my headlights on i have no dims but i have brites..

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First check the light bulbs, I've seen case where both dims were burnt out. Some running lights use the hi beams, some with a resistor so they are not as bright in the day. then check the relays, many times there is another one of the same ## and you can switch them around to test.

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SOURCE: 2004 Cavalier Day/dim lights not working

I finally got mine fixed!! It was the crossover wires between headlights(the wires that run in front of the radiator). One wire was torn into. Spliced them and taped back together. Hope this works for you!! I also used something called wire caps that help hold the spliced wires together. I found this solution on yahoo.com search engine where someone else had suggested this. My only problem was no dim lights, but all the other lights worked fine.

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SOURCE: headlamps don't come on

replace the dimmer switch.

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SOURCE: headlights don't operate correctly. inconsistantly

Your charging system appears to be fluctuating. May be time for a new Alternator. OR You have a poor battery connection affecting the alternator.

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