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Old 10-31-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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I recently have lost my low beams. I still have high beams and all other functions. I have checked fuses and relays, all are O.K. It was recommended that it might be the entire arm coming off the stirring wheel which has on/off switches for the headlights. Anyone have ideas or similar experiences.

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did you ever get this fixed? my 2000 did the exact same thing today. lowbeams quit working. Has anyone else seen this before? I checked all the fuses. there are 4; 1 for each hi and low rh lh.
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My wife'* SUV did this 2 years ago and it turned out that both headlamps burned out simultaneously. Try the bulbs first.
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Bill,
I would never have believed this if you had not suggested it. both bulbs look good, there was a slight blue haze in the middle of each on the glass. When I changed one, it worked. changing both cleared it up. What would cause this to happen? On the SUV, did anything electrical happen afterward? relays go bad, computer system, anything for me to look at now?

Thanks you saved me hours as I was going to start at the relays and move forward.

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I'm glad to be of assistance. I thought it strange also that both lights burned out simultaneously. This happened well over a year ago with no adverse effects since changing the bulbs. I use Sylvania Silverstar bulbs in all 3 of my vehicles. It was just coincidence that they blew out together. BTW the SUV is a '02 Mitsu Montero that I've had "0" problems with after 55K miles.
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