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How do I bypass headlights and wire a toggle switch from the battery to the headlights and still have both high and low beam

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SOURCE: INOP low beam and high beams

The problem is the headlight switch itself - it's one of the most common failures on these cars. The part, brand-new, is about $158 from ECSTuning.com. Replacing it involves removing the airbag and steering wheel - not difficult but a little nerve-wracking due to the power of the airbag.

If this is something you want to tackle on your own, reply back here and I can give you a step-by-step on doing the work yourself. Or you can go to a shop/dealer and just have them do it. They'll probably charge you at least two hours' labor, even though it's a 40 minute job. Let me know what you would like to do.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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SOURCE: The headlights are stuck on high beam.

pull on the signal lever toward you (ceter position). the signal lever controls the head lights either high beam or low beam. if you pull on the signal lever toward you again, you will have high beam temporarily. and if you push the signal lever towards the front, you will have the high beam locked.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Low Bean Lights Inoperative on 1997 Acura TL

If your car is running daytime running light system .. there is a DTR relay that goes defective and needs replacing ... I had the identical problem that was fixed with this replacement. The DTR relay is behind the glovebox.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: My low beams work on my headlights but my High beams wont come on

Take a look at this link regarding DRL system. I know it's not exact truck but most of it would apply to yours too. It should give you hints on what to test & how.
http://www.fordf150.net/howto/drl.php

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 cavalier headlights will not work. low or

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Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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......No other History, symptoms, clues, things already checked?
Would check the fuses and relay box
Would check the manual (haynes or ?), if separate relay(has contact points that can fail by repeated arc damage like a switch) for high beams, if so could potentially test by switching high relay with low or a test patch wire from battery to the high beam terminal of the relay.
...if not fuses or relays, then potentially the column light/dimmer stalk which is a much bigger pain...
...could also spray some electrical contact cleaner into the column dimmer/light stalk switch and see if any result.
...So, start with the headlights and work back toward the switch---verifying that can get each stage to cause the lights to function by bypassing direct to battery current source.
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I've been troubleshooting this same problem on a different vehicle this week, and I can give you the steps I'd take.

1. If both sides went out at the same time, the problem is *NOT* likely to be the bulbs.

2. Check the fuses to see if both low beam lights are on the same fuse. Many cars have one fuse for low beam and another for high beam, so both lights out at the same time typically means fuse blown.

3. If the headlights are OK and the fuses are OK, then the problem is *LIKELY* the headlight switch. In my case, AutoZone has one and it can be installed easily; but in your case, that may not be as simple.

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