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Do u have to take the whole dash board apart to change the ambient light sensor on an HHR?

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

Both low beam head lamps went out simultaneously. High beams work. Ruled out fuses (relay?)

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Beyond changing the bulbs, which I haven't done yet, I'm worried it's an electrical problem. Switch, or shorted wire. Very suspicious they went out simultaneously, which is why I haven't bothered with the bulbs yet. Would like to avoid spending $25 on bulbs that I won't need
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Hello thank you for requesting me.

To replace the ambient sensor. The upper trim panel has to be removed including the passenger air bag module.

Why do you want to replace it? If it was bad you would ether have park lights and headlamps on or off all the time

If you have power to both left and right low beam fuses with the headlamps on in low beam setting.

Both bulbs maybe bad. I have found melted connectors at the bulbs.

Let me know if this helps

Thank you

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