WHEN I TURN MY HIGH BEAMS ON THEY WONT TURN ON ...

2000 Pontiac Sunfire

Tiny

rhoover77

April, 6, 2013 AT 3:27 AM

When I turn my high beams on they wont turn on, and my headlights turn off can you help me solve this?

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8 Answers

Tiny

rhoover77

April, 6, 2013 AT 3:55 AM

And the headlights only turn off once the high beams are activated.

Tiny

JDL

April, 6, 2013 AT 1:21 PM

Possibly issue with dimmer switch/multifunction.

Tiny

JDL

April, 6, 2013 AT 1:26 PM

Just to add, voltage to the headlamps is hot all the time. The headlamp switch is part of the ground circuit.

Tiny

rhoover77

April, 6, 2013 AT 4:58 PM

Ok where is the dimmer switch located, and can I do it myself?

Tiny

JDL

April, 6, 2013 AT 5:44 PM

That arm that you pull to brighten or dim is connected to dimmer switch/multifunction switch.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Disable the airbag.
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the steering column trim covers.
Remove the 2 torque head screws from the multifunction switch.
Remove the multifunction switch.

There is a safety issue because of the airbag. Safety is your responsibility. You will also probably need a steering wheel puller. You have to decide if this something you want to tackle?

The multifunction switch is number 2 in the picture.

Tiny

rhoover77

April, 7, 2013 AT 4:24 AM

Ok, it look like a lot of work, I might have a professional to look at that problem.

Tiny

rhoover77

April, 7, 2013 AT 4:25 AM

Heres another question: This car has winter tires in the front and the back, and I think it makes the car run funny, could that be the case, and if so what types of tires should I change to?

Tiny

JDL

April, 8, 2013 AT 12:34 PM

I dont know? The area I live in has very mild winters, we dont use winter tires.

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