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Old 11-28-2008, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Headlight Issue on 2000 Impala

I have a 2000 Chevy Impala.

My headlights won't turn on. This all started a couple weeks ago when I couldn't get my high beams to shut off. So I replaced the multi function switch (high beams, blinker, cruise, and windshield whippers). That solved that problem and my head lights worked fine.

Then yesterday, I started my car and the headlights didn't turn on. The parking lights do go on, and the high beams will go on if I hold the multi function switch in the on position, but they also will not stay on.

I replaced the head lamp relay also and they won't go on.

The day time headlights work fine.

Any other ideas?

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Just to give an update, I replaced the multifunction switch and the head lights turned on. While that switch doesn't control the headlights, it obviously has something to do with it.

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Old 11-28-2008, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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possibly shorting out so the car thinks the His were on, but not enough of a ground to actually turn them on....

I know you can run a jumper wire from the ground inside the light harness to turn all 4 lights on at once, and FWIW, the DRLs are the hibeam lights ;)

good to hear you got it fixed though, how much of a PITA was the repair?

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