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I have high beams but no low beams. could it be a fuse or the head light switch?

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Some vehicles have a separate relay for low beam, and high beam headlights. It could also be a fuse, the switch, maybe both bulbs are burnt out, or a number of other things.
If you want to further diagnose the issue, I will be happy to assist you but I would need to know what your vehicle is. Good luck

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I've been troubleshooting this same problem on a different vehicle this week, and I can give you the steps I'd take.

1. If both sides went out at the same time, the problem is *NOT* likely to be the bulbs.

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3. If the headlights are OK and the fuses are OK, then the problem is *LIKELY* the headlight switch. In my case, AutoZone has one and it can be installed easily; but in your case, that may not be as simple.

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