how to fix the headlights on my 1979 lincoln continental?

Asked by Oct 24, 2012 at 06:35 PM about the 1979 Lincoln Continental

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i can turn the hi-beams on, and all four lights are on, but the low-beams dont work by themselves. checked the fuses, all seem to be in working order.

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First, check the low beams themselves, make sure they aren't burned out. Then, check headlight relay. Often times they go bad, and won't make contact when switching from high to low...

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Its possible that the headlight switch. I know on the panther chasis, the headlight switch was known to burn out, due to heat burning out contacts. Do the running light work?

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Might want to replace dimmer switch on the floor first, it can cause all sorts of problems, and they are easy and cheap to replace.

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sounds like your dimmer switch could be bad, or your low beams could actually be burnt out...

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They come on but go back off

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