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Running lights don't turn on. indicator lamp flashes then goes out and headlights don't turn on

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Light dimmer, located on your dash. It controls the dimness an brightness of your dash indicator panel. Inexpensive and easy to replace. Also, check the proper sizes of the fuse for controlling your dash panel.

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Two things to consider here-has this car been in a front end collision and have you checked to see if the bulb in one light is burned out.wires for the light run across the front of the car and are easily damaged in a front end collision. also if a bulb is out you get this type of problem. It can be difficult to get top the bulbs. you need to remove screws just above the grille going into the core support and pull out on the grill/bumper cover to expose screws for the headlight then with the headlight loose pull it out a little and release the bulb. check the filament to see if it is broken

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