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My headlights on my 1998chevy malibu went out both bright and dim I replaced the bulbs and looked at the fuses. Any ideas at what I can check

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Have you checked your fuses? Your headlights, bright & dim will have a fuse usually a fuse for both sides. Check your fuses.

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