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When I turn my lights on, the marker,turn signals, and brake lights work. the headlights do not. when I turn on the brights, the switch will not stay on. I have to hold the brights on. What do you think the problem could be? Bad switch, relay, or the bulbs. or could there be something else causing them not to work?

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Def a BAD SWITCH....

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