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If I hold the switch for the high beams they work, but my regular headlights will not come on at all, could this be a blown fuse.

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I think you are engaging the 'flasher' function which could be on a separately fused circuit and is surely on its own relay.
The failure of the normal headlight function could well be a blown fuse or a failed relay. If you don't find a bad fuse, check the part numbers on installed relays and I think you will find several with the same PNs which can allow you to swap them to check for a bad relay.

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    Steve Allison Sep 16, 2010

    I think you are engaging the 'flasher' function which could be on a separately fused circuit and is surely on its own relay.


    The failure of the normal headlight function could well be a blown fuse or a failed relay.
    If you don't find a bad fuse, check the part numbers on installed relays and I think you will find several with the same PNs which can allow you to swap them to check for a bad relay.

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