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Hi beam headlights drop out intermittent and have to sw to low beams most of the time but if i hold the dimmer switch back i can get them to stay on??

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The multifuntion switch on the steering coulnm need to be replaced. If you don't have experiance disassembling coulmns then I would recomend you have it replaced at a good shop.

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