No low Beams on Mercury Mountaineer

Tiny
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  • 1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC

1998 Mercury mountaineer. I have a similar problem to one that has been asked about before. My low beam headlights do not work, but the highs will. You mentioned before about "playing with the high beam switch" to make the low lights come on, and this has worked for me in the past, but now I get nothing. All other lights are in working order, but no headlights. Please help!
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 2:50 AM

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Tiny
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Most common to be the combination switch
if playing with the switch was helping
than switch is at fault

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 3:16 AM
Tiny
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Thanks! Im seeing average price of $20 for replacement switch, is this sound right? Is this fairly simple to swap out?

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 3:27 AM
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Removal and Installation

Remove the steering column tilt release lever/handle.
NOTE: Release the upper steering column shroud by pressing the sides inward.

Remove the 3 screws and the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
To install, tighten to 2 Nm (18 lb-in).
Disconnect the 3 multifunction switch electrical connectors.
Remove the 2 screws and the multifunction switch.
To install, tighten to 3 Nm (27 lb-in).
To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 3:41 AM
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Great Thanks! Got everything except how to remove the tilt lever? Thanks for the info!

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:08 AM
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Disgregard previous reply I got it, Duh! Thanks again!

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:19 AM
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It screw in like a bolts

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:20 AM
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No problem
good luck

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:20 AM

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