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Auto dimmer is not working and hd lites will not stay on

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auto dimmer is not working and hd lites will not stay on hi beam What is most common problem, Car is 1989 lincoln tc
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes and no.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Oweners man tells how to turn feature on/off. Have done this procedures indicates feature is on. Also it seems I do not hear a relay actuating like it did in the past.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: 130k, startes fine. This car is stored all winter and is used mostely for ceuse nites. Its orig and looks new.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Ronnie replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

The problem you are having can be caused by any of the following,

  • Defective Hi-Lo Beam Photocell Amplifier
  • Hi-Lo Beam Photocell Amplifier Circuit
  • Hi-Lo Beam Photocell Amplifier Connector
  • Defective Multifunction Switch
  • Multifunction Switch Connector

    In order to determine the cause you are going to need to do some testing, I have enclosed the steps to do this in the link below. Have a look and see if this will help you get the light working.