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Headlight (lowbeam) issue
I've searched for this or similar issues and have read a few threads but I could use some help with a headlight issue.
Last night I was getting ready to leave work and my headlights stopped working. When I started the car and rolled the switch forward they flickered on very briefly and then turned off abruptly. I tried turning them off and on and restarted the car, neither worked. All parking lights work, tail and brake lights work and highbeams work. I ended up driving home with the highbeams on. This morning I picked up a new headlight and tried it in both the driver and passenger side with no luck.
I read in another thread something about replacing the relay. How involved is that? Does it involve cutting/splicing wires or is there a plug on both ends where it connects? Any idea how much a new relay runs?
I'm just looking for a few low cost/time possible fixes to try before paying a mechanic. Are there any other thoughts on what the issue might be? I'm convinced it has somethign to do with a fuse, relay or wiring. Thanks for your help!