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When column lever switch for bright lights is pulled for temporary brights, the brights come on and work fine. When lever is released, brights go off and dim is on. However, when the lever is pushed to the continuous bright position, no lights at all work, including dims. Lights work fine when the brights switch is not being used.

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  • lmoscoe Nov 09, 2010

    Your response was cut off. You indicated the switch in the steering column would need to be replaced. It appeared that you were going to show how that could be done, but the message stopped abruptly. A follow up would be appreciated.



    Are you 100% confident this is the problem? Any other easy to do things I could do to check?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    it stays on bright, so when im driving at night it blinds me

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The switch inside the steering column is bad. This switch is very difficult to change. The steering wheel has to be removed and the lower steering column.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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    Rodney Clark Nov 09, 2010

    I am certain that this is the problem. I always suggest when working on steering wheels to take it to a professional mechanic. Because of the Air Bag going off. This will make your inexpensive job of replacing the dimmer switch to a very expensive job of replacing the air bag and the dimmer switch. That is why I quit explaining how to change the dimmer switch. If you would like instructions on replacing the switch I can tell you how. But strongly advise you take it to a professional.

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