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Headlights do not work, but hi-beams work. I had one headlight last saturday, now neither works. checked fuses, they looked ok. is there a relay somewhere?

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  • Tom Dooley Jul 29, 2010

    Stalk switch? What's that? (thanks for the help!)

  • Tom Dooley Jul 29, 2010

    I don't know what a stalk switch is... Can you elaborate? thanks!

  • Tom Dooley Jul 30, 2010

    is there a way to test the switch?

  • Tom Dooley Jul 30, 2010

    is there a way to test that switch? thanks for helping...



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Yes but i would be
inclined to change the stalk switch

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Jul 29, 2010

    the switch on the steering column

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    Colin Stickland Jul 30, 2010

    the switch on the column is the most obvious ,sorry its just too hot out at the moment even sitting here i dripping its over 30c outside and thats in the shade,right novice type check ,make sure the bulbs work now the top horizontal terminal is the earth and either side vertical terminal is the feed to dip and beam part of the bulb ,now test the bulb with a multimeter or just use a couple of pieces of wire and use the battery ,now providing that both bulbs check out ok then next turn on the dip lights and using a multi meter check for a 12v supply ,but use a earth direct from the battery to eliminate any other problems ,now if you have a feed then its a earth problem but no feed then its a supply problem. Assuming no feed to lights either dip`or beam check the fuses as they are clearly marked and should be around the 15 amp mark,now if the fuses are ok then remove the shroud around the steering column ,gain access to the light switch then remove the wiring plug on the bottom of the switch ,now this switch might have more than one function but do not be put off ,now if you have one of them probes that light up like a screwdriver with a wire on it ,find if you have any 12v feeds and mark it down on a bit of paper ,then using a length of wire from the + on the battery connected to the wire on the probe light see if you have any earths ,mark them on you diagram ,then use the 12v sup`ply wire direct from the battery and touch it to the terminals thats not on your diagram and one of these connections will make the dip lights come on ,if you still dont light up the dip lights then try some of the wires you marks as earths ,dont worry if you get a spark ,a quick flash wont hurt nothing ,make sure the vehicle is front of something so you can when the lights come on ,now if lights come on you have the fault ,a new switch mechanism if they do not come on then its a fault somewhere else like a burnt connection in the a loom connection ,i dont think this vehicle uses relays for the headlights ,not many older vehicles do but they do exist ,so if none of this works get back to me then we can start again ,sorry about the delay in answering but its just so hot i do not want to risk overheating my computer as i burnt one out a few years ago in this heat .



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