1988vw cabriolet headlight problem

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Asked by Oct 21, 2015 at 01:29 PM about the 1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

there are 4 lights-2 outer for low beam - all 4 for high beam
low beam doesn't work on left light.
works when high beam chosen.
fuses are good. As a temporary fix i have unplugged the high beam lights
and run normally now with high beam chosen.  (once in a blue moon do i
need to use the high beam but always need the low beams)
so it appears that the low beam light works but just not when chosen for the
low beams

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Sounds like its either the switch or the wiring. Have you tired taking the bulbs out and checking the wires for corrosion? stiffness which would indicate a bad wire, Its most likely the switch. If you can find a new switch try that. Any wreckers would possibly have one. a head lamp switch is $5.19 on rockauto brand new. This is a us based website but the best one for vw and audi parts for older modal cars such as your 88

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