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The right low beam light failed and about 2 days later, the left low beam light failed. The high beam lights still work. I purchased replacement lights and installed them. The low beam lights still don't work while the highs do. Is there a fuse or something that I must replace?

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This is not a fuse problem, it is the head light switch that changes from high to low beam most you need to rent our buy a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel and the then the steering column cover, always disconnect the negative battery cable before starting work as the Airbag is a explosive device.
to remove the steering wheel go to the link for a PDF of procedure, please note the link is for a 2001 but also applies to 03 models as well.
http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JHoop/2010-07-24_164810_1.pdf

next remove the steering column cover and old combination switch, a link for that is below as well.
http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JHoop/2010-07-24_153458_1.pdf

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