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2000 mercury cougar: the headlights and parking lights..fuses

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I have a 2000 mercury cougar. the headlights and parking lights will not turn on. All of the fuses are ok.

Chuck :

Do you have a voltmeter or test light?

Customer:

No i dont

Chuck :

How did you check fuses and dimmer switch?

Customer:

Pulled fuses out and checked each one. Pulled the dimmer switch out to see that the center pin has the wile/solder link and there was a good connection to the reostat (sp?).

Customer:

the brake lights work, 'dome' light works. When i turn the switch on and pull out for the fogs, the indicator light (idiot) light on the dash turns on.

Chuck :

Did you check the fuses in the under hood fuse panel? The one you need to look at in particular is no.40

Customer:

yes i did. #40, a 'box' type of fuse, looks ok.

Chuck :

You will need a test light or voltmeter to proceed any further. I can send you the wiring schematics but they won't do you any good without a way to test.

Customer:

Thank you. I can get a test light. my email [email protected] Is there a relay, or fusable link, that is just for the parking and headlights?

Chuck :

Fues no.40 is the main feed,then you have several fuses in the under dash fuse panel.I will switch this out of chat mode and upload the schematics to you.

Customer:

thank you very much. I appreciate your time. will this come to me in an email

Chuck :

No it will be posted to this, I will just switch out of chat mode and paste then to it.Then you will be able to save them or print them

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Here are the schematics.I included all of them including daytime running lights just in case you need them.

 

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