Headlight wiring question

Hayzoos

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Just the front? Are the tail lights still on?
Does your car have the foot switch or the stalk switch for high beams?
 

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I'm thinking that there is a short in the high beam circuit somewhere. The headlight switch (not high beam switch) has a self-resetting circuit breaker internally.

Try unplugging both high beam headlights and then switch the high beams on. If all the other lights stay on then, yes a short in the headlight (or connector). Then try each headlight separately unplugged. That will narrow it down to which side has the issue.

I have seen both bad connectors and bad headlights cause problems.
 

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turns off all the lights
I had a similar problem with my '88 Diplomat. When I turned on the high beams, the headlights would go out. Pretty exciting on a hilly two-lane blacktop! It turned out the wire going to one high-beam had worn through the insulation and grounded out right behind the headlight.
 
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