My headlights fail at will.
Now they won't turn on at all
. Has this happened to anyone here?
History First. It is a 1995 D90 ST #1625
They first started failing while driving to Tahoe. They just went out without warning. It was dark as heck so I flicked on the high beams to havesome light while I toggled the light switch back and forth. They came back on and stayed for the duration. Figured I would resolve the problem later. But I left it unchecked because it didn't hapen that often. Until now.
Yet they would always come back on when I either toggled the high beams or threw the light switch back and forth. So it wasn't fixed but I had a way to resolve the issue when it occurred, a bit more regularly than I'd like.
Now they won't come on at all. I leave the running lights on from dusk until dark falls, then I hold the high beams on until I get home. I'd push the lever for the high beams forward to keep them on but it won't stay engaged and the high beams don't come on that way anymore anyways. So I hold the lever back, like as if I'm flashing my beams, until I get home. Fortunately they aren't that bright. But it limits taking the defender out at night.
Just the other evening, not yet dark, I had the light switch lever all the way on, just for the heck of it, and was running with just my navs on. After an hour or so, the lights came on for no reason. I switched them of and on again and they responded properly. Sweet right. After I picked up dinner, I tried the lights again and guess what. Nothing. What the*@&!
I don't know what to do. I could buy another light switch as my mechaninc said to do. I took my old one out and and spected the nodes and wiring. It all looked ok, but then again, I might only recognize some sort of obvious or catastrophic problem.
So does any one have any ideas of what it could be. I checked all the fuses already. Is there a relay I should look at? I'll try anything so any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. - Dave