My original headlights have gone out. I had first lost the low beams
and then eventually the high beams. I replaced them with a new pair
of halogen lights.
I noticed before I replaced them if I pull the lever to select the
beam toward me the lights would work. In the normal position of
high/low beam they did not work even after replacing the bulbs. The
lever is not meant to stay in that position so I need to fix what the
Any ideas what the problem is? Is this something I can fix myself or
will I need a mechanic to get at the parts?
On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 20:14:02 -0500, clare at snyder.on.ca wrote:
I found the answer in an older thread. I guess at the time I didn't
fully understand the terminology they where using and thought they
where referring to a faulty part.
It turns out the switch which turns on the headlights was somehow
jamming and not pulling out all the way. That sounds stupid but I
have owned this car since I bought it 9 years ago. So I am pretty
used to how hard to pull the switch out. Once I pulled on it pretty
hard it moved all the way out and seems to be moving normally again.
I guess the lever on the dial I referred to is called a multi function
switch and bypasses the headlight switch which was the issue.
Now I just need to try the suggestions on cleaning up the foggy
headlight lenses. That was the main reason being stuck with only high
beams wasn't a problem. I didn't know there was a cheap solution to
cleaning them up. I also didn't know it was so easy to change the
bulbs. Last time I changed headlights I had to fuss with rusty screws
and parts which cut my hands up.
I have no idea what you are trying to say here? on the Neon if you pull the
high beam selector towards the driver isn't that only like a lane passing
thing and if you want the high beams on you would have to push the switch
towards the dash?
Well I wasn't sure what it meant either and that is why I was asking.
Yes normally pushing forward one click turns on the high beams.
Neither high or low beams was working. Yet if I pulled the lever back
toward me the high beams turn on. The lever wasn't designed to stay
in that position and will snap back and turn the lightst off again. I
guess it is some sort of a test position which overides the headlight
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