I don't often drive my car at night, but the other day when I put on my high beams they would go out and then come back on. If I put on the low beams the lights would flicker. I replaced the headlight switch a few months ago as I couldn't pull the knob easily. I checked the wiring and ground and they seem okay. The lights don't look like they are higher wattage. Ant ideas where I could look? Thank you.
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did they flicker before you changed the headlight switch?
did you check the ground at your dimmer switch?
I had an old chevy pick up that did the same thing, I am trying to remember what i did to correct the issue, I believe the pigtails for the lights were corroded and I replaced the wiring and connector to the lights.
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Same question for me...were they doing that BEFORE you changed the headlight switch? If they were, then I would be looking at the dimmer switch itself....it's down on the floor, where it can get a LOT of nasty stuff in it, including water.
If they were NOT doing this before, then I would think the problem is the "new" headlight switch. There have been many posts about new switches not working properly right out of the box.
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miccar said: I don't often drive my car at night, but the other day when I put on my high beams they would go out and then come back on. If I put on the low beams the lights would flicker. I replaced the headlight switch a few months ago as I couldn't pull the knob easily. I checked the wiring and ground and they seem okay. The lights don't look like they are higher wattage. Ant ideas where I could look? Thank you.
Look at the connections at the headlights!! Clean them good with a wire brush or sandpaper. My headlights did that but as soon as I cleaned the electrical connections the problem was solved!!
The lights weren't flickering before I changed the switch. It was just difficult to pull and push the knob, but I never drove the car much at night so maybe the problem existed before and I didn't know about it.
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