04 Chev. Cavalier low bean lights ok highbeam does not work. What might be wrong?

Asked by Apr 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Low beam headlights work fine will not switch to highbeams.

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There's no relay on the Grand Am. There might not be one on the Cavalier. My schematic shows control by the headlight switch on the steering column.

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So Mr. Tenspeed, the DRL relay (daytime running lights) relay? These beams have to have some measure of control. How we gonna help Pepper2405?

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Should we be shopping to replace a defective headlight switch?

http://www.partstrain.com/store/details/Chevrolet/Cavalier/Standard/H eadlight_Switch/2004/SIDS669.html parts train has them...hope this helps~


On the very outside, both hi-beam bulbs are burnt out. If that is not the fix, then the next will be a wire connection, then the high/low beam relay. Make sure you have an electrical connection to the high beam lights at the bulb. If not, the relay may be the problem. Is the DRL on a separate circuit? If so, is that what is lit up and not the driving lights? Check fuses also.. Good luck.

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I have the same issue and I have tried everything that I think it could possibly be...........please help

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