Hi. Hoping some of the experts can help out a newbie to the group. My wife
owns a '97 Cavalier Sedan. Me, being a Ford guy, I really don't have alot
of knowledge of any Chev cars, nor do I care for them that much :-) .
Although when it comes to wiring and electronics on most vehicles, usually I
can figure out what I am looking for and I am quite mechanically inclined.
I'm hoping someone may be able to shed some light on what I thought was just
a burned out headlight bulb.
The other night, I noticed the right side low beam lamp was out, so the next
day I picked up a new bulb, figuring the old one had blown out. Much to my
suprise when I changed the bulb, the low beam is still not working. I
tested the low beam plug, there is no power. Because it was getting dark, I
didn't get much time to check out the wiring, but from what I could see,
there was no damage. All the other lights on the car are working normally,
and as far as I can remember, the lights were working OK up until I noticed
the right low beam not working on Saturday.
So I glanced at the Haynes manual and I see that there is a fuse for each
headlight. I have not checked the fuses yet, because my wife just left
about 20 minutes ago for work. However, she drives with someone else,
meaning her car is sitting in town. I want to go in and pick it up so I can
investigate a bit further, if anyone can point out other problem areas
besides the fuses, it would be a help. Do the fuses protect the high or low
beam circuits, or both? Are they located in the fuse panel inside the car,
or under the hood in the distribution box?
Any help and replies are appreciated, thanks in advance.