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1995 ford aerostar headlamps

Headlamps will not go on. All other lights, including highbeams, work fine. I replaced the headlight switch, verified all connections (including those for the switch) were clean and tight, and double-checked all fuses. Still no headlights!! Any ideas?

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  • bkccorp Jun 22, 2008

    Headlamps were the first part(s) replaced. Is there a relay that I'm missing somewhere? It seems I've heard of this condition before on 90's era Fords, but never paid attention to the solution.

  • bkccorp Jun 23, 2008

    micromaster -- you were correct re: 2nd "fuse box" under hood. Please repost solution so I can accept.

    Thank you !!


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Check fuses fuse holder and lighting switch

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Basically there are TWO fuses, one for each headlight. The
15A fuses are in the battery junction box, which is right next to the battery.

If both hi and lo beams do not work, then it's most likely the +12V source through the fuses to the bulb. Lo and Hi are separately selected, through the switch on the steering wheel, through ground.

This is the area you will check & then u will fix..

Let me know..

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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    micromaster Jun 22, 2008

    Basically there are TWO fuses, one for each headlight. The
    15A fuses are in the battery junction box, which is right next to the battery.
    If
    both hi and lo beams do not work, then it's most likely the +12V source
    through the fuses to the bulb. Lo and Hi are separately selected,
    through the switch on the steering wheel, through ground.
    This is the area you will check & then u will fix..
    Let me know..

  • micromaster
    micromaster Jun 22, 2008

    if you need more assistance let us know.. it seems you never give us some of your updates..

  • micromaster
    micromaster Jun 25, 2008

    Basically there are TWO fuses, one for each headlight. The
    15A fuses are in the battery junction box, which is right next to the battery.
    If
    both hi and lo beams do not work, then it's most likely the +12V source
    through the fuses to the bulb. Lo and Hi are separately selected,
    through the switch on the steering wheel, through ground.
    This is the area you will check & then u will fix..
    Let me know..

  • micromaster
    micromaster Jun 25, 2008

    good to know that you finally get a solution...

    BTW is your problem out there was almost done, & solved now..?

    Let me know...


  • micromaster
    micromaster Jun 25, 2008

    and to Richie_asg1, thanks for updating me..

    see yah around...

    micro


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Hi there!

First check with a meter or test lamp that you are actually getting 12V at the switch contact.
There is a common problem on fords that they will not take uprated lights. This results in melted column switches before the fuse blows.
This was rectified on later models by fitting a relay as you describe.

If you don't have 12V at the switch, then remove the fuse panel to check the back of the fuse, and the wiring there.
If you do have 12V at the stalk contacts, then the relay is usually located in the engine bay fusebox.
If you trace the wires from the lights, they should go straight to it. You may have to dismount the fuseboard to see underneath properly. Worth checking all those fuses too!

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Http://www.ptdoityourself.net/tl/tl_index2.html#8l

direct link to diagnose the headlight problem urself.i m giving u the link because u hve tried checking everthing with no success so its better to understand where the problem lies exactly .the link will give u exact information an solution to repair it urself with step by step instructions.
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Check the connection on the switch to turn them on, possibly a piece of metal broke off and there isn't a closed connection.

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Did you try changing that head light because base from what you have said everything is correct the connections and there's no busted fuse....

Hope that helps...

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