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Old 04-06-2001, 02:12 PM
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Hello again,
More electrical problems. My headlights are not working properly. Regular beams are fine. High beams work when you pull the lever towards you but when you push it to put them on, the left light dims and the right light goes out. They are brand new bulbs. Help?

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Old 04-07-2001, 12:39 AM
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Go check your ground wire first,it should locate behind the headlamp unit.
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Old 04-07-2001, 12:52 AM
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And after checking the ground wire I'd change the high beam fuse (or fuses, if fused left and right), no matter what it looks like.

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Old 04-19-2001, 08:11 AM
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Update. I checked again lastnight although I havn't been able to look into fixing it yet. When I turn on the high beams, the drivers side goes out and the Passengers side stays on low. Pull to flash and they both go high? Does this change the possibilities?
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Old 04-19-2001, 05:46 PM
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I would suspect the combi switch to cause this problem, but perform the suggested checks anyway.


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