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Headlights When I use the turn signal and it automatically turns off after the turn my headlights go out. I have to play with the directional lever to get them back on. Highbeams are ok and are not effected. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Rob

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  • rmullen Jul 20, 2008

    Ok I had a mechanic check it out, apparently it is a faulty Turn Signal Switch. A very expensive part at $315 plus labor!!!!



    I am trying to get prices from other part stores.



    Rob

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Just started having a similar problem. When I use the turn signal my headlamps go off. I have to modulate the lever to get them to come back on. Hope to fix it without going to the dealer to have them replace the part

  • rmullen Jan 21, 2009

    It turned out to be the Turn Signal Switch and the Stalk as well. If the car was not in good shape i would not have done it ($350 bill). 205K and still going strong!

    Thanks for all the reply's.

    Rob


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Folks, it is the multifunction switch (directionals/hi&lo beams) without a doubt if you can get the low beams to come back on by monkeying with the stalk.

After years of changing bulbs, checking wiring and headlamp sockets, I had the switch replaced and all is right in the lighting world.

I don't know about the 1997, but 1998 thru 2002 don't require the steering wheel to be removed, just the steering column covers. The stalk and switch are a single module, and I was charged two hours labor for removal and replacement. Switch was dealer only, $149, plus the two hours labor, brought it in around $300.

In retrospect, I could have done the work myself. Have the repair manual, but its too damn cold in upstate NY right now to be doing driveway car repair!

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I have a 1997 Mazda 626 and my headlights go out for no reason. My highbeams seem fine so if I have to drive at night I have to drive around holding my highbeams on. Nobody can figure out the problem. I really need help on this. I need to drive my car at night and can't.

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