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High beam headlights work but low beams do not. I already replaced dimmer/ on/off switch ***'ly

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Check the fuse for your low beams. Could be a blown fuse on your lows, but your highs will still work. Also isolate the wire that comes from the headlight switch to the headlamp bulbs for low beam and check to see if there is a short in the wire. You can find this wire by using a test light turn on the key and get a good ground with the test light poke the wire and see if the test light illuminates with the headlight switch on.
Also measure for voltage at the light bulb clip first. It could be a bad set of bulbs. If you have no voltage, check fuses, and then checks for voltage before the headlight switch. It could be a faulty headlight switch. Measuring a few voltages will tell you what the problem is. Sometimes if you have a failure of low beam in a headlight without failure of high beam, it has been because the lamp bulb or halogen lamp module has reached the end of its serviceable life, not because of any wiring problems. Low beam burns out first because it is on the most. If low beam is lost simultaneously in both headlights, heck fuses first as mentioned already, then the headlight switch. If low beam is lost on one side only, it is almost always going to be due to the bulb or lamp module needing to be replaced. In that case, replace them in both headlights because the other one will be going kaput in short order, as well.

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