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2000 chevy impala low beam and high beam??

my 2000 chevy impala has the low beams turned on all the time are they full time or is something wrong i cant turn them off with the switch
and my high beams dont stay on do i have to hold the switch or is it broken
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My lights are on all the time. So I've always been under the impression they are all time.

My high beams will not stay on during the day but around dusk they stay on when I set them. They are designed this way.


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oh ok since i just got this impala just a month ago i was wondering about the low beams and the high beams wont stay on at anytime of the day
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You're low beams staying on in the day is your daytime running lights. From 00-04 they were the high beams at half power. In 05 they were the low beams.

You're turn signal switch is broken if your high beams are not clicking in. It is common for them to break on these cars.
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Yep, mine is touchy at night. I haven't tried high beams during the day. I have to put it into the high beam position just right or quick enough or it doesn't engage....and it's the same when turning high beams off. I have to move the lever forward at the right angle or it doesn't want to move...
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You need a new multifunction switch.

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These cars ARE designed to prevent high beams from staying on during the day, no?
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No, during the daytime, you have the DRL's active, at night, the ambient light sensor kicks on the automatic headlights. The highbeam only works with the headlights on, so for daytime, you have to pull the knob to turn the lights on to use the highbeams.

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