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I habe a 1999 Suzuki esteem wagon fix, my runningnkights work fine but when I go to turn on my headlights they shut off along with the dash lights. Is this a wiring issue or could it be a fuse, new battery and not having any issues with the alternator

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

I took a glance at the fuses they "seem" fine the dash lights work when the parking lights are turned on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Esteem yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just had major repairs but this part I would like to try myself. Had the coils fixed along with the clutch and axles

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's the important issue, the radio clock is dim but that's bearable

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Hi, my name is***** you saying that the tail lights turn on when you turn the headlight switch to the first position but turn off when you turn the switch to the second position? If that is the case the problem would be a faulty headlight switch.

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