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high beam doesn't work !!!!!


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01-31-03, 02:27 PM   #1  
high beam doesn't work !!!!!

Hey everyone:
I own a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. Driving to work this morning, I was unable to use my high beam lights. When I tried to turn them on ( using the signal light arm ), my lights went out completely! Now I only have low beam, but my high beam indicator on the dash remains lit, whether I try the high beam or not. Any suggestions ????


Thanks in Advance........ ssshep

 
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01-31-03, 04:13 PM   #2  
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Check both bulbs to be sure they work, but it sounds like a wasted dimmer switch. May require professional service as the steering column has to come apart and that means dealing with the airbag---don't risk it.

 
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01-31-03, 04:54 PM   #3  
Thanks for the quick reply Joe...... unfortunately, I've checked both bulbs and they test OK. Guess I'm off to the garage.

Thanks again.......... ssshep

 
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02-01-03, 04:39 AM   #4  
check this out

Check all the connectors on the steering coloum get under the dash and check them one might have came off.This happend to a buddy of mine with a Camaro.He found a connector had backed out pluged it back in and all was good.Hint use a good flashlight and move stuff around.

 
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02-12-03, 12:10 PM   #5  
Just to let you guys know........... it was a wiring issue, took it to a garage, just in case it was the dimmer switch, but was told the wires were corroded underneath the windshield washer container. Thanks again for the suggestions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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