2004 Volvo S80 headlights wont turn on

Tiny
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  • 2004 VOLVO S80
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,105 MILES
Hi, I have a 2004 volvo s80 awd the head lights were working however the next day for some reason the headlights wont turn on not even the day time running lights, however the back lights turn on and the front signals, fog lights, and two other lights beside the headlights located above the turn signal lights. Basically parking lights turn on, I changed the lights and they still wont turn on, I have checked the fuses, the lamps have been checked and the high beam works could not check the low beam, could it be the bulb sockets? Any idea on whats wrong?
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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 AT 7:09 PM

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Tiny
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Check all your fuses again. Check the fuses in the engine compartment and make sure there is actully power going through the fuses using a test light. Also there are fuses on the drivers side. When you open the drivers side door, on the side of the dash is a cover. Remove the cover and check the fuses there as well and let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 2:05 AM
Tiny
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Thanks I checked all the fuses with a test light and they all worked, so I decided to pull all the head light fuses out and I found one that was cracked and I guess that it made contact when I touched it with the test light. Anyways I changed the fuse and now they work thanks a buch because the dealer quoted me $900 to get them fixed.
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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OUCH! $900 bucks for a fuse had you gone there? Glad you found the problem.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 12:06 AM
Tiny
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Yes but they checked the fuses as did I with a test light and they all worked, so they thought it was the thing that distributed the power to the lights.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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There were some issue with the central electronic module with water getting into it but it would make the lights do some crazy stuff and other weird things. That is why I anted you to check the fuses again. Had the same problem with the 12 volt outlets not working but when I checked the fuse there was power on both sides of it until I removed it and found it was really burnt. There was a very very thin piece of the fuse still attached so you would see the power but not enough amperage was going through it. That is why it is important to always start with the basics.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 7:34 PM

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