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Headlights go off after a few minutes of driving.New switch installed.The hi-beam switch will hold the brights on if I hold the switch back.Brake lights work. After I stop and turn off motor, wait a few minutes ,turn on light swith and they will work. Then when I start motor and turn lights on, they go off afew minutes later.

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Brake light are on a different circuit with the dash panel and parking lights. There often is a resetable temperature breaker in the light switch. This protects against high current. Are the bulbs standard? Was the car ever hit in the front? Can you try unplugging one lamp at a time and see if one is causing the over current? If the light switch is on the steering column lever then it's probably controlling a relay. The problem could be in the relay.

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