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I have bright lights and no dim lights on my ford explorer

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Hello, The first thing I would check is to make sure that your fuses are good, a lot of fors have a specific fuse in the fuse panel for low beams. As well believe it or not I have seen more times than I can count that both head lights need to be changed, I know it seems weird both going at the same time but it happens more than you can imagine.

One of the reasons this happens is because we use low beams much more than high beams. Good Luck and I hope this helps. twitter, SwiftAuto if you have anymore questions.

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you have a bad ground wire to the frame somewhere, its probably a rusted connection, look for a black wire from the back of the headlight to the ground wire connection at the frame, remove that wire off the frame and sand that connection with sandpaper, replace.

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