98 Windstar - Headlights not working help!

Tiny
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I haven't been driving my car because I hurt my ankle and my brother has been driving it once in awhile. So one night he went to go somewhere for me and the headlights didn't go on. The parking lights lit up like usual but not the headlights. The blue light for the high beams lit up when he turned on the headlights. I'm not sure what's wrong. We checked the fuse and it looks fine, what could it be?
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 9:57 PM

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Tiny
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Did they go out all-of-the-sudden or did you have problems beforehand such as them only working on the bright setting?
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
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For awhile the left headlight was dim and if I played around with the wire it would work but it hasn't. The last time we were in it the lights were still working and the one night he went to use my car he turned them on and it didn't work. Now the highbeam light goes on when we turn on the headlights. What could it be?
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 11:21 PM
Tiny
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If only the high beams come on, one of the headlights is out. You always want to replace them in pairs though. Replace both bulbs and that should fix the problem.
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 11:23 PM
Tiny
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The highbeams don't even light up. Just light where the controls are lights up when I turn the light switch on. The headlamps aren't working at all
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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L dont know if this will help you but my aerostar had daytime running lights and the module that controled them went goofy. All we did was bypass that module and my lights worked with the manual on/off control on my dash.
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 11:55 PM
Tiny
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Well, if both headlights don't work at all, something has gone bad before the actuall lights. If it worked before, you could try it again. It doesn't sound like the switch on the steering column is bad because the dash indicates high beams.
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 11:56 PM
Tiny
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Hmmm im not sure because I dont have drl lights
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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I'm not familiar with the particular vehicle, but something is preventive voltage from getting to the headlights.
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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Yea I tried playing with the wire by the light but it's not working :(
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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I have no idea where to look
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
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Sorry I can't be of more help, I only know so much much about certain vehicles.
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 12:25 AM
Tiny
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It's okay thanks for the help I appreciate it!
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 12:32 AM
Tiny
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I was playing around with the lights yesterday and I got it. It was the right headlight, I pushed in on the part where it connects to the light and bada bing! I guess it was lose? I just wanted to let everyone know I solved the problem!
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Monday, December 4th, 2006 AT 6:20 PM

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