1991 Toyota Tercel Low Beam Lights don't work

Tiny
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  • 1991 TOYOTA TERCEL
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
Hello, I have a 93 tercel and the LOW beams won't work. The high beams are fine. Checked the fuses and they are OK. Someone told me it is the switch in the steering column. The arm the turns on/off the turn signals and headlights I guess.
Anyone know anything about this?
How easy is it to replace?

Thanks in advance
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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 1:08 PM

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Tiny
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Hello !

Yes, its possible that the steering column switch its not longer good, first check if you "hear" a "click" whenever you actuate the switch, to replace the switch you have to remove the steering wheel (be sure that you have a puller to remove it) then make some drawings on the screws and pieces you are removing to put everythingt back in the same order.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 1:13 PM
Tiny
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I do hear a click. I don't have a puller, should I take it to the shop or are the pullers available at retail stores
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-Mark

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
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I'll give it a try. A lot cheaper than the alternative.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 2:27 PM
Tiny
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Hey Mark !!

the name of the switch its just a headlight switch, here s the schematic of it:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_aaa_1.jpg



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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 9:57 PM
Tiny
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Thanks!
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Friday, March 7th, 2008 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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MY HIGH BEAMS WORK BUT THE LOW BEAMS DONT - RUNNING LIGHTS ARE FINE - CHECKED FUSES, REPLACED SWITCH ON STERRING COLUMN AND CHECKED THE ACTUAL LIGHTS THEMSELVES - WIRING LOOKS OK. IS THERE A REALY SOMEWHERE? I CANT FIND ONE
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Sunday, April 4th, 2010 AT 9:50 AM

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