headlights only work on high beam

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Asked by Oct 26, 2014 at 11:21 PM about the 1996 Chrysler Concorde 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my cars headlights only work if the high beams are on.  There is only one bulb in the
headlight so i know it is not blown and the fuse isn't blown either.  What cold be causing
this?

3 Answers

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It may be your dimmer switch has failed.

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It could be the dimmer switch, unplug a headlight , grab your ohm meter and test each contact for connection, the flat lug is usually the ground side, the 2 upright lugs will be low and high filaments, if you get an open circuit on the low beam filament then it is burned out.

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It could be the bulbs. It's unlikely that both would burn out together but not an impossibility. The headlight bulbs have 2 filaments in each bulb. One filament for low beam and one filament for high beam. HTH. -Jim

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