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I switch on high beams and low beams go off . Is this normal?

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Hi my name is Larry I have a 1998 Pontiac sunfire & my problem that I have is I have low beam. But no high beam.


It's probably the switch , but testing to know for sure is alwasy a good idea .

Headlamps Inoperative - High Beams
Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No
1
Did you perform the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) System Check?
--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
2
Disconnect the turn/hazard headlamp switch connector C1.
Connect a fused jumper between terminal B of the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly harness connector C1 and ground.
Do the high beam headlamps operate?
--
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 4
3
Replace the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly.
Did you complete the repair?
--
Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
--
4
Repair the open in CKT 1200 between the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
Step
Action
Normal Result(s)
Abnormal Result(s)*
1
Turn the headlamp switch to the HEAD position.
Turn the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
The low beam headlamps are ON.
The high beam headlamps are OFF.
Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams
2
Turn the headlamp switch to the HIGH position.
The high beam headlamps are ON.
The high beam indicator is ON.
The low beam headlamps are OFF.
Headlamps Inoperative - High Beams
3
Turn the headlamp switch OFF.
Turn the ignition to ON.
Disengage the parking brake.
The high beam headlamps come ON at a reduced intensity in approximately 30 seconds.
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Inoperative, Headlamp Switch Operates Normally
* Refer to the appropriate symptom diagnostic table for the applicable abnormal result.

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Driver side low and high beam on but dim. Passenger side low beam normal but high beam on and dim


I would check for the groundwire continuity

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2004 Saturn low beam lights don't work


Saturn what , ION , VUE , L300 LW300 ? Did you check the fuses ? 2.2 l headlamp relay . The lights are controlled by the BCM - body control module .
The headlamps may be turned ON 2 different ways. First, when the driver places the headlamp switch in the HEAD position, for normal operation. Second, with the headlamp switch placed in the AUTO position, during operation in low light conditions.
On vehicles with manual headlamps, the LH HDLP and RH HDLP fuse in the fuse block - underhood, supply battery positive voltage to both low beam lamps and high beam lamps at all times. The low beam and high beam circuits continue through the fuse block - underhood, through the body control module (BCM), and to the headlamp switch. The low beam or high beam circuit then, depending on the position of the dimmer switch, continues through the headlamp switch. When the headlamp switch is placed in the ON position, it provides a ground path for the low beam or high beam lamps through G203. The low beam and high beam circuits are monitored by the BCM.
I don't think this is a fuse problem ! more then likely a headlamp switch or dimmer switch or a ground problem or relay if your vehicle has 2.2l engine !
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When dimmer switch is turned to high, the two high beam only light up, the low / high main lamp goes off.


It is normal that when you select high beam that the two high beam lights come on and the low beams switch off. the light position should show high beam
It goes off on low beam when the high beam lights go off and the low beams light up
If the light is reversed then check the wiring to the light
You didn't mention what car it is but if it has a light module then the problem may be in it.

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I have a 00 ford explorer I have low beam no high beam I replace the bulbs and the dimmer switch I still don't have high beam why?


Normally, a relay switches the lamps between high and low beams; the dimmer switch controls the relay.
Check relay/fuse center covers for a legend describing the functions of the relays present.
Empty positions are normal and provided for accessories.

Many of the relays will bear the same part number so if you can locate the layout legend and find the headlight relay, exchange it with another of the same type to check the suspected one for function.

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My low beams do not work. If I put on the high beams both the low and high beams are on.


Both highs and lows coming on when flipping to highs is normal. (You low beams are dual filament) Now low beam issue is either "lo beam fuse" in your fuse box or dimmer switch (switch used to flip between high/low beams. Check your fuses first, it their good then you need a new dimmer switch.

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Both headlights do not function on low beam but


there is a bad connection in the switch or the multifunction switch is bad

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It sounds like you have a contact problem in the column switch or the high beam relay.

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could be the switch. did you do anything to the switch when you changedheadlamps? maybe you put the lamp in incorrectly also did the brights work on the lamp that was "burned out"?

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