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Headlights won't go out. Seem to be stuck on high beam. The dash daytime headlight icon doesn't light, but the high beam indicator does. Using the wiper stalk to try and turn the high beams on and off doesn't affect the high beam dash light. Sometimes, going over a bump, the daytime headlight indicator will turn on and the high beam dash light turn off, and the headlights will do the same. Is there a relay that controls the headlight current?

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  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    My problem is when I use my turn signal my high beams come on. This happens in the day and night.

  • hexgyrl Oct 14, 2008

    I have a 2003 Saturn SL2 with the same problem. This morning, it was noted that the highbeams are constantly on and attempting to switch back to lowbeams does not work. Additionally, the lights remained on even after the car was no longer running. Once the fuses were removed, the light is obviously no longer on.... but the problem still remains of how to get them running properly again.

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    2001 l200 saturn, same problem with the head lights (high), however, I'm thinking the porblem maybe with a faulty (turning or high beam switch).

    I also notice (because I live north of NY) I had no problems all summer, now that it's getting cold, I'm having intermittent problems, if this happens, I drive the car until inside get hot, gradualy the problem disapears.

    I will be checking out inside near the flasher arm assy to see if there is a small swithc that can be replaced.

    If anyone does have a fix, please let me know

  • bounnder18 Nov 08, 2008

    i went as far as pulling the realay in the outside fuss box and ttried to jump the relay with a jumper wire from 85 to 87 nnd it does not workmine is a 2001 saturn sl 1.9

  • Deborah Oxner Aug 26, 2013

    I am having the same problem with my 2000 SL2. I have a dead battery as a result of the headlights not turning off when the car is turned off. Do I just need a new lever or switch that controls the turn signals and head lights?

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SOURCE: both headlights do not come

you have blown the head light fuse or the bulbs beacaue hi beam a seprate bulbs and the parkers to

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: headlights wont work

Well...lets start with the obvious. Check fuses and NEVER piggyback any stereo or security stuff into their fuses...you dont want the lights to shut down during a night drive!!
Check under the hood for a relay center...also has some fuses there as well.

The Daytime Running Lamps are a "straight through wiring configuration". Doubt it even goes through a headlight switch at all.
But the regular lights do.
Unless you've worked on the front of the car and forgot to plug the headlights back in, do this...
Turn the light switch on...looking at the instrument cluster , can you make the high-beam-indicator light come on?
As you rotate the headlight switch knob...does the instrument panel lights brighten or dim? You probably have a faulty headlight switch...auto stores have them...they simply plug in.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: no headlights

A bad headlight switch is a common problem with these cars. All of the power for the lights goes though this switch. You can try wiggeling the switch with the lights on, if they flash off and on as you move the switch the switch could be the problem.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: i have no low beam headlights or daytime running

i had the same problem wit a 97 Sunfire GT. It was the light control switch on the steering whell column. i went to Advanced Auto for the part. I think it was around $35. The lights have worked perfect in all modes every since. hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2007 buick allure headlights will not turn

As you described the problem the solution is to replace the headlight bulbs, they have two elements one for normal lighting or low beam and one for high beams. the elements for the low beams are continuously used and are subject to burn sooner.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: My low beam headlights do

Check out your fuse associate with the low beam headlight, secondly there is a relay fuse under fuse rely box under the hoos. Locate this box, and locate the relay fuse associated to the low beam. You can rotate the relay with another relay of the same spec to see if the low beam lights are coming on. I would believe that it is a fuse that is blown, check your owners manaual on the location of the fuse box. Usually it's located in the driver side kick panel.

Posted on Jan 30, 2011

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