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Headlights not working

Fuses good, lights work when turn signal switch pulled back

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You likely have an issue with the light stalk. Possibly a poor connection in there somewhere. Try cleaning connections and switches with switch cleaner and retest.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012

  • Howard Wied Nov 20, 2012

    What is a light (Stalk) Braniac (Mouth) Mechanic,?

  • Jamie Alton
    Jamie Alton Nov 21, 2012

    A stalk (as far as we call it in Britain) is one of the sticks which sprout out from the steering column. THe light stalk is usually the same one as which controls the indicators.

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SOURCE: 1991 Jeep Cherokee Headlights

In my experience, if there's ever been a part that I didn't know the location of... I just went to an auto part store and one of the employees always knew what and where it was. They'll even help replace it if they have time.

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SOURCE: Headlights Not Working, Brights and Turn Signals Work

This is cuased by the multifuntion switch that is located on the steering column. It is the swith with the headlight dimmers on it.

You just need to remove the steering column bezels and replace the multifunction switch.

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SOURCE: 98 jeep wrangler headlights wont turn on

I would check your headlight relay switch that is located in your steering colum

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SOURCE: jetta headlights not working

Ignition switch will cause you to loose your head lights and turn signals. You will still be able to start the car and hold the switch for your brights but normal function is gone. Check it out it usually only runs about $20-$30 for replacement part but you need a special puller to get to it.

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SOURCE: 2003 Impala Brake lights dont work

The brake lights are routed through the signal light switch.
Looks like that will be the next switch to replace and the problem.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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