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Hi, i have a 1997 cadillac seville sls with northstar. the headlights quit working one day so i went to the junk yard and got a new headlight switch. i hooked it up and it worked. it wasnt the correct one for the car though, it had a dimmer switch on it and i pushed it and then it quit working. i just ordered the correct switch new and hooked it up and it still is not working. i checked all the fuses and still nothing. wondering if you might be able to help me out so i can get this problem fixed. thanks

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Check the HEADLAMP relay in the under fuse / relay box . Plus the high / low beam relay . same location . If those are good can you check B+ voltage an grounds using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter ? Do you know what a wiring diagram is ? How to read one ? It's always a good idea to do testing of the electrical circuits before replacing parts . A lot of good videos on youtube for learning how to test electrical systems on automobiles .
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You can find free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Under system click on lighting , under subsystem click on headlamps . Then click the search button ,then each blue link one at a time .

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had the same problem on my 92....check under the hood on the drivers side,towards the front,there is a "junction box" with all of the lighting wires connecting from the switches to the lights.My wires were all corroded inside,so I cleaned the ends and bought a new box from the local electronic supply store.The problem has not come back.

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