Both low beams stopped working suddenly. The high beams work.
I checked both fuses (located in the fuse box under the hood, passenger side) they were good. Both light assemblies were removed and the connectors and bulbs were checked for damage. The bulbs were clean, intact, and looked brand new. The connectors were also clean and in good shape.
A local parts dealer suggested checking the Headlamp Relay, (which I tried to do on site but couldn't locate it.I later discovered is located on the back of the fuse panel on the driver's side - the interesting note here is that although all that I did while parked at the parts dealer was remove the fuse panel cover and then replace it when I couldn't see anything that looked like a relay, the Low Beams came on when I put the car in drive and then stayed on until I parked the car at home. On a whim, I put the car back into drive and the lights did not come back on).
After some reading, I went back to the fuse panel on the driver's side in an attempt to get to the relay. I was unable to do so (due to time and physical disability). However, with the cover off of the panel, I could hear the relay working when I used the key fob to unlock the trunk (at night, it will flash the lights 2 times, then keep them on for a few minutes). The relay clicks sounded clean. No sounds of sticking. Until I can get at the relay, I'm assuming that it is good, as I've never had a problem with the Low Beams until now.
I've had the High Beams cut out on some rare instances, but a click to Low and then back again fixes that problem.
I've also had the turn signal fail from time to time but turning the hazards on for a second or two seems to correct that.
I'm guessing it's the multi-function switch on the steering column.
have the same problem?
Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 7:04 PM