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My 2003 ford escape headlamps do not come on, the high beams work fine. I checked the actual lamps, and they look brand new (replaced about 1 year ago). I also notice that when I turn the high beams on, the indicator does not come on in the gauge cluster. Both HL fuses are fine. Could this be a head light relay issue?

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SOURCE: headlamp has low candlepower 2002 ford escape

You have probably got a bad earth return due to paint job

Take a lead from the "Negative" post of your battery and touch the other end to the metal clip that holds the bulb in place.

If the illumination increases then you need to make a more permenant connection from the same place to the chassis

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SOURCE: 1998 exporer Limited Edition Day time running

There is a fuse that controls; headlamps, DRL module & instrument cluster. It is the fuse box inside the vehicle mounted on the side of the dash on the drivers side and you can see the panel if you open the door. the fuse that I am talking about is in the # 33 position. If you are looking into the box the one on the very bottom closest to the firewall. There are onlt two fuses on the bottom and they are both sideways. It's a 15 Amp fuse. Ihope this helped you and good luck.

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SES, the blue high beam

It sounds like you are confused about how your headlamp system is supposed to work. The DRL does not run on the High beam circuit, it runs on the low beam circuit. The fog lamps are supposed operate with the park lamps and also with the low beams, not the high beams. From your description, I would say that your system is operating as designed and you are having trouble telling High from Low. (Don't feel bad, that is why high beam indicators were invented in the first place.)

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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.

Jan 13, 2017 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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All of my running lights and blinkers work and high beams but no low beams on my 1997 Chevrolet TahoeA


Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

Step

Action

Value(s)

Yes

No

DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
--
Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
  3. Backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector with a J 35616-200 from cavity A to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Connect a J 35616-200 at cavity G5 to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

4

  1. Re-install the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Backprobe cavity B at the high/low beam headlamp with the headlamp dimmer switch in the LOW position.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8

5

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

6

Repair the open in CKT 359 (PPL) between the headlamp dimmer switch and the daytime running lamp relay.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

7

Replace the high/low beam headlamps.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

8

  1. Inspect for an open in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120, repair as necessary.
  2. Replace the daytime running lamp relay if no open was found in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

Jul 24, 2015 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2006 ford escape and the passenger head light low beam will not work. Tried replacing the bulb, and check fuses nothing is working.. what else can I try?


Both your low beam and your high beam is protected by the same fuse, so it makes sense that the fuse is OK if the high beam is working on the passenger side. There are 3 fuses for the headlamps. Fuse #13 in the Battery Junction Box (20 Amp). If this fuse is blown, the headlamp relay will not have any power and neither high nor low beam on either side will work (you will have no headlamps at all) Then there is Fuses #2 and #3 (15 Amp) in the Battery Junction Box. #2 goes to the left low and high beam and #3 goes to the right low and high beam.
The headlamp switch uses a SINGLE CIRCUIT to control BOTH sides at the same time, so if one side works, the switch cannot be the problem. The headlamp relay provides power for fuses #2 and #3 and we already ascertained that these fuses must have power since we have working lights on both sides, so the relay cannot be the problem. A replacement bulb has already been tried, so that pretty much leaves us with a bad lamp socket. (Most likely cause) or a bad connection at splice #S122, which is located in the main wiring harness near the breakout for the left headlamp. (RED/BLACK wire)

May 16, 2011 | 2003 Ford Escape

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I have low beam but no high beam. relay on new harness is good but it connects to the old harness. i put the new harnes on so i could have high beam on drivers side it worked for a while but stopped. most...


What relay's ?
The instrument cluster controls the headlamp systems that include daytime running lamps (DRL). The system allows the headlamps to operate at a reduced intensity when all of the following conditions apply:
• The engine is running.
• The transaxle is not in the PARK position.
• The normal headlamps are not on.
The instrument cluster turns the DRL system on by grounding CKT 592, thereby energizing the DRL relay. This action allows a reduced voltage of 6 volts to flow across the headlamps. If the vehicle has the optional fog lamps, the fog lamp relay will also be energized. The park lamps will turn on and the fog lamps will operate normally. When the headlamp switch is turned to the ON position, the instrument cluster allows normal headlamp operation.
The instrument cluster also has an input from the park brake. If the park brake is in the ON position, the DRL will remain disabled until the park brake is placed in the OFF position. On vehicles with an automatic transaxle, the instrument cluster will disable the DRL until the transaxle has been taken out of the PARK position.

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 the 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.
YES - Did you complete the repair?
--
NO - 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?
--
Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
--

Jul 01, 2017 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Passenger headlight don't work 2003 lincoln navagator


high beam or low beam? or both of them on one side.

  • One low beam headlamp is inoperative
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse 23 (10A) (RH headlamp).
  • CJB fuse 25 (10A) (LH headlamp).
  • Circuitry.
  • CJB.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test C .


  • One high beam headlamp is inoperative
  • Circuitry.
  • Headlamp assembly.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test D .

  • The high and low beam headlamp is inoperative on one side
  • Circuitry.
  • REPAIR ground circuit 57 (BK).


  • Headlamp switch
  • Multifunction switch
  • Vehicle Security Module
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse(s):
    • 17 (15A)
    • 23 (10A)
    • 25 (10A)
    • 35 (20A)
    • 40 (20A)
  • Circuitry
  • Headlamp bulbs
  • Daytime running lamp (DRL) relay



Apr 19, 2009 | 2003 Lincoln Navigator

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2004 Lincoln Navigator Low Beam Bulb replacement


your owner manual will list the bulb. It is expensive. tascafordparts.com for discount from Ford Dealer

here's 2003, don't have 2004

Navigator high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp
  1. Remove the front radiator air deflector.
  1. Remove the three bolts and the headlamp assembly.
    • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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8. Remove the headlamp bulb protective cover(s).
  • Remove the HID lamp cover.
  • Remove the high beam cover.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector and push the grommet into the headlamp assembly.
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  1. Release the spring tabs and remove the HID low beam bulb.
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Apr 11, 2009 | 2004 Lincoln Navigator

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1994 ford f-150 with day time running lights headlightnot working


Daytime Running Lamps
The daytime running lamp (DRL) system is designed to turn the high beam headlamps on, with a reduced light output, and without illuminating the high beam indicator lamp in the instrument panel. You have a DRL Module.
The multifunction switch is the stalk on your column.

This is 96 F150 circuit. Don't have 94.

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Symptom Chart, Headlamps HEADLAMPS Condition Possible Source Action
  • Headlamps Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged headlamp switch.
  • Blown fuse.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test A .
  • Headlamps On Continuously
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged headlamp switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test B .
  • High Beams or Low Beams Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged multi-function switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test C .
  • One High Beam or One Low Beam Headlamp Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged connector.
  • Headlamp bulb damaged.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test D .
  • Flash-to-Pass Inoperative
  • Blown fuse.
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged multi-function switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test E .



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Feb 25, 2009 | 1994 Ford F150 Styleside Supercab

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My headlights dont work,.all other lights are fine though,.is it the fuses or the bulbs? im not sure what fuses they would be,.there seem to be different ones for the same thing


do your flash to pass lamps light when you pull the stalk towards you? If yes, the bulbs are ok.
Do the hig beams work?
Your headlamps have sepaerate fuses for each headlamp and you have a low beam relay and a high beam relay under the hood in the black box.
If everything is out, I suspect a bad headlamp switch.
Check car-part.com and look on page with * for cheapest price.

Your owner manual will identify fuses & relays.

PS, You did not recently instal high current bulbs did you? If yes, put originals back in.

HEADLAMPS

The voltage is supplied to the lamp switch through a fuse. This fuse is located in the central junction box in the left-hand footwell.
When the headlamps are switched on, a voltage is supplied to the high beam/low beam switch and to the low beam relay. The relay for the low beam is located in the battery junction box (BJB) in the engine compartment.
If the high beam/low beam switch is set to "low beam", then a voltage is supplied through the low beam relay to the low beam part of the headlamp assembly. The left and right-hand low beams are fused separately. The fuses are located in the battery junction box (BJB) in the engine compartment.
If the high beam/low beam switch is set to "high beam", then a voltage is supplied through the high beam relay to the high beam part of the headlamp assembly. The left and right-hand high beams are fused separately. The fuses are located in the battery junction box (BJB) in the engine compartment.

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Lamp Switch
Removal
  1. s2y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
    Remove the lower driver's side footwell trim.
  1. Detach the lamp switch bezel.
    • Remove two screws.
  1. Remove the light switch.
    • Remove three screws.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector

Feb 23, 2009 | 2005 Ford Focus

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1997 Ford Aspire Low/High beam headlamps not working


---------- HEADLAMPS Condition Possible Source Action
  • Headlamps Inoperative
  • Fuse.
  • Headlamp relay.
  • Circuit.
  • Multi-function switch.
  • Headlamp bulbs.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test A1 .
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Headlamp Relay
  1. Key OFF.
  1. Remove the headlamp relay.
  1. Using a jumper, connect terminal C159-1 and terminal C159-2 on the headlamp relay to the battery positive terminal


    Pin Number Circuit Circuit Function C159-1 7C (R) Hot At All Times C159-2 7B (R) Hot At All Times C159-3 12 (R/GN) Multi-function Switch Input C159-4 11 (R/BL) Multi-function Switch Control
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Feb 19, 2009 | 1997 Ford Aspire

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