1999 Toyota Corolla Driver's side headlight works only on b

Tiny
JACOB.ALLEN013
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  • 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 178,000 MILES
My driver's side headlight recently went out but even after replacing both bulbs, the headlight still only works on brights, while the other works as it's supposed to. I'm thinking this might be an issue with the headlight switch?
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 12:49 PM

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Tiny
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Give me a couple of hours and i'll dig up the schematics for your car.

Do you have a test light, or meter you can perform some check with?
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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Under the hood, on the drivers side there should be a couple of fuse boxes.

One box has two 10amp fuses, for your left and right high beams,

the other box has two 10 amp fuses for your left and right low beams.

I'll bet that one of the 10 amp fuses is blown.

Good luck.
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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Ok I will definitely check that out. I do not have any tools to check the electrical currents though
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 9:12 PM
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Ok so I checked the fuses and sure enough the driver's side low beam was out. After replacing it with a 10a fuse, a few days later I was stopped on an offramp and stalled the car (it's a manual). When I tried to restart it there was absolutely no power to the radio or engine. There also was a buzzing on the driver's side (where the fusebox is located) which stopped when I disconnected the battery. I had the alternator and battery tested and both passed. Could these problems be related?
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
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Unlikely
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 1:32 AM
Tiny
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So what are the likely causes?
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
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No clue.

You need to tell me what circuits do and do not have power before I could take a stab at it.

But it's unlikely that the headlight fuse from last week and the stalling of the car and power loss this week are related.
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 11:41 PM

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