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I have a 01 ford ranger and for some reason my low beams work but when i click my hi beams on they wont turn on. I checked all the fuses and none seem to be blown. Without hi beams I cant get and inspection sticker. Could there be something else I haven't checked?
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Factory housing and bulbs?
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thats what i thought too. also could be a relay.
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do the high beams work when you use the "flash to pass" ?
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They dont work at all. My brother back into my truck and broke the headlights. I had HIDs in them but with the HID they still wouldnt worked. So when i wired the factory harness back on i wired them wrong and hi beams stayed on and low beams wouldnt work. I swithced the wired now the low beams stay on and my hi beam symbol stays on in my dash. I ordered a headlight switch and im trying that to see if it works. But other than that i have no idea what it could be??
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First think I'd do is make sure you're running the correct dual filament bulbs. Most HIDs are single filament and don't have high beam capability which is why it wouldn't work with those.
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First think I'd do is make sure you're running the correct dual filament bulbs. Most HIDs are single filament and don't have high beam capability which is why it wouldn't work with those.
X2 i bet your bulb isnt dual filament. Most HIDs are only low beam because they are so bright already. Before i got projectors same scenario happened to me, if my high beam was pressed on the light on the guage cluster would turn on but no high beam light output. I think my light would even turn off.
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Well i had to take my hid out cause he broke one of my bulbs. So im putting the factory harness and bulbs back in. For some reason my hi beams wont work. Ive check all my fuses.
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I've got a few headlight switches, if you need one just let me know... although I don't think that's the issue you're having.

My guess would be that when the headlights/hid's were damaged, it shorted the wire to the high beams or like the other guys mentioned...your headlight bulb may not be a dual filament.
Try tracing all the wiring back as far as possible to see if anything has any nicks or cuts that could be grounding/shorting when you have the OEM bulbs installed.
I'm not sure if the hi beams are on the same fuse as the lo beams, but it wouldn't hurt to pull each fuse under the hood & inside the truck (one at a time) & test them for continuity just to make sure they're good.

The damage could have fried the hi beam relay... it could be a simple relay, fuse or bad connection that's causing the problems.
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I looked at all the wires and none of them seemed to be messed up. My low beams are pretty dim they look orange instead of being a white color. We did a engine swap from a 3.0 to a 4.0 would that have any affect on the lights? When i had the hids in they worked for about a month or 2 and quit working after the engine swap
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I have a similar problem. Neither of my high beams are working. I have checked the 30amp fuse in the engine compartment and it's fine. I have replaced the steering column switch arm and I have changed ONE dual filament bulb. Do I need to change them both in order for the Highs to work? I haven't done anything aftermarket to the Headlights. The only aftermarket is a remote start and a Headunit radio. That went smoothly and I don't think that anything I did would disrupt the High beams? When looking in the manual, I don't see any relays related to the High Beams? 2003 Ford Ranger 3.0. Any help would be appreciated.
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