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Old 05-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had this?

My headlights work fine, as do the round driving lights in the bumper. Neither high-beam comes on however; I tested the bulbs and the fuses yesterday with a multi-tester, and they all have continuity. No power is getting to them. I cannot see any obvious problems in the wiring to the lights.

Ideas? Thanx in advance-

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Old 05-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When the high-low switch is turned to the high beam, does the blue "hi beam" indicator bulb in the instrument panel come on?

Also, does the high beam warning light come on when the key is turned to ON but the engine isn't yet started?

Does your car have separate high and low beam bulbs, or a single bulb on each side, each with two filaments?
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When the high-low switch is turned to the high beam, does the blue "hi beam" indicator bulb in the instrument panel come on?

Also, does the high beam warning light come on when the key is turned to ON but the engine isn't yet started?

Does your car have separate high and low beam bulbs, or a single bulb on each side, each with two filaments?

NO....there is no blue high beam indicator. I noticed that, meant to look in the manual. Nor is there any sort of warning light. The car does indeed have separate bulbs; H1 for low beam, and 9005 bulb for high.

Hmm...

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The blue high beam warning light in the instrument panel would indicate if the DRL controller is switching from regular headlights (blue light off) to the high beam (blue light on) in response to the change in the high beam/low beam driver's switch. If the blue light doesn't come on when the key is turned to ON (IGN) but the engine not started, the bulb is probably burned out.

The power sources (fuses, headlight relays) for the high beams are the same as for the regular headlights, so a good part of the wiring is obviously okay.

There could be a problem in the DRL control module, or the high/low switch could be bad.
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