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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-26-2011, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Low beams quit

I have a 1995 Legacy wagon with 36,000 miles on it. Both low beams quit. The high beams and parking work and no fuses are blown . . . Ideas?

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Relay is toast. Just had this happen on my 2010 ob my 2001 legacy never had an issue so I was pretty puzzled. Dealer took one look and said relay and had it fixed in an hour.

Just be sure the bulbs are good before you go messing with the relay. My 2001 would loose both head lights nearly at the same time when the bulbs were done.
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Do you know which relay it is? Mine has 2. I will check the bulbs first.

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Had this happen on my Ford Ranger it was the whole clicky, high beam, turny complex thing. it was expensive. Hope it didnt happen at 1am an hour outside of Little Rock, Ar. SCARY!
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Does your car have daylight running lights?

If not, it's probably the bulbs. That's because the low and high beams use the same fuses and headlight relay, so if the high beams work, the relay and fuses have to be okay.

Check the bulbs. It won't be the first time both appear have suddenly died whereas often one was out for some time but not noticed because of the illumination from the other. When the second burns out, there's no lighting at the front, and that's not hard to notice.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-29-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Will check, thanks for all the input. toninator, that sounds like it really sucked!

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