I won't be able to swap sides with the "high beam to see if it goes to the other side" today because of commitments I have already made but will do so as soon as I am able. Could you please tell me exactly what I must do to swap sides? Sorry, I'm not experienced enough to figure this out.
As to the word "settings", I was referring to the progression one goes through when turning on the headlights, i.E. Off, Parking Lights, Headlights, and finally High Lights.
When I turn the headlamp control switch up one notch, the parking lights go on [while the larger headlamps and high beam headlamps remain off]. When I rotate the control switch yet another notich up, the larger headlamps go on as well [while only the high beam headlamps remain off]. When I pull back on the turn signal/multifunction lever to activate the high lights, only the one on the left lights up.
I know both high beam bulbs work because when the engine is running, the head lamps are switched off, and the gear selector is not in park both daytime running lamps [high beam headlamps at half the normal brightness] go on. However, when I turn the headlamps on, only the left high beam headlamp lights up.
Complicating the situation is its intermittent nature. Sometimes when I activate the high lights, they both go on and work perfectly. Then mysteriously, the right high beam light will malfunction the next time. This is why I suspect that the problem involves the wiring or some switching mechanism because the bulbs are fine.
I hope this detailed description is more helpful than the original. I look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you.
Saturday, June 13th, 2009 AT 11:59 AM