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Old 12-07-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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Sad Low Beam, but no high beam

I have a 2001 L200 and last night as i was driving home I switched to high beams, but there was no light. Low beams work fine however. The High beam light in the cluster is now on when the car is running, regardless of whether the lights are on or not. I tried replacing the DRL Relay, no help, Tried replacing the headlight switch, no help.

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Old 12-07-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Low Beam, but no high beam

So...you replaced the stalk on the LH side of the column? Ever have any smoke or a burning plastic smell coming from this area?

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Old 12-07-2007, 03:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Low Beam, but no high beam

yeah, I replaced the stalk, and i had experienced some smoke in the past, but not recently. And the bulbs are not burned out either.

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Low Beam, but no high beam

Have you checked to see if there is power to the headlamps/highbeams?

Description from the service manaul.

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Battery power is applied to the low and high beam elements of the left headlight assembly by the left headlight fuse through CKT 40. Battery power is applied to the low beam element of the right headlight assembly by the right headlight fuse through CKT 140. Battery power is applied to the right high beam element by the right headlight fuse normally closed (DRL relay NOT energized) contacts of the DRL relay and CKT 593.

When the headlight switch is turned to ON, and the high beam switch is OFF, a ground path is provided to CKT 1201 through the headlight switch to CKT 550. CKT 550 is connected to the LIPFB and is grounded at the right body ground splice pack. When the high beam switch is in the ON position, a ground path is provided to CKT 1200 through the headlight switch to CKT 550. CKT 550 is connected to the LIPFB and is grounded at the right body ground splice pack. This same operation is also true when the flash-to-pass feature is used. To operate the flash-to-pass feature, the multifunction lever is pulled toward the driver

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Low Beam, but no high beam

There is no power to the high beams. All fuses are still in tact and relays are good.

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Old 12-08-2007, 01:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: Low Beam, but no high beam

Maybe check that connection at the switch, those pins are not indestructible and perhaps some physical damage during install? Just trying the obvious and easy first...

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Default Re: Low Beam, but no high beam

If you have no power to the high beams then you need to trace the wiring to the fuse block and see if there is a problem in the wiring out of the block to the highbeam headlamp connectors.
Left highbeam power wire is an orange wire. Right highbeam power wire is a blue wire.

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