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Highbeam Headlights not working

My 1996 chevrolet cavalier's highbeam headlights will not work. The lowbeam lights work fine but when i use the dimmer switch to change from low to high the highbeams don't work. I tried replacing the dimmer switch but that didn't work, and i also tried replacing the bulbs and that didn't work either.

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  • richamos1 Jan 11, 2009

    Hello I have the same problem. I have a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 door. The bright light indicator stays on all the time and when the headlights are turned on they only work with the dim lights, but the brights indicator stays on. Also the daytime running lamps are not working and sometimes the indicator for the daytime running lamps flashes. I suspect a bad ground or bad connector.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    when I switch them off they stay on and I have to try and turn them off multiple times before they actually shut off. when I signal my lowbeams turn off then on. also randomly when I try and turn my highbeams off all the lights turn off

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    low beem headlight dont work all other lights work

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    highbeam indicator light

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    no power on driver side bright light

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    The lowbeam keeps going out. When you loosen the bumper to replace bulb it comes back on. Has repeated this process 5 times.

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Try replacing the fuse because low beam and high beam are two different systems

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