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Both front headlights have gone out at once. Since it seems rare to me that both would go at once I suspect either a breaker or a single fuse

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Hello. The issue is not as rare as you think. There have been many times that cars have come into my shop with both beams burnt out. Also, using lower-quality (cheaper priced) bulbs can burn out faster.
I would check to see if you have 12 volts at the headlight wiring connector. If you have 12 volts, your bulbs are bad. Very common.
Note that the each headlamp has seperate fuses; for both fuses to open, due to a short, would be a very rare situation.

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