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2000 Ranger Headlamp/Electrical Probs

Hi folks,
No high beams or low beams, but running lights work fine. However, when I pull BACK on the high/low/wiper lever, the highs come on until I let off.

Fuses are fine, one bulb was burnt out.

I'm thinking the "off/on" switch v/s the dimmer switch.

Anyone have any input?

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Double check the fuses, there is one for each headlight low beam and one for highs.

Double check the sockets for burned out ground, its the center contact. Especially if you have used high output lights.

Then it could be the main light switch, multifunction switch or the wiring between them.
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Thanks a million for the reply. Not sure where there is a separate fuse for the high/low. I'm showing on the panel by the drivers side door, #4 Left headlamp,#8 Right headlamp, #33 Headlamps, Running lamps.

In the distribution box I've got #11 Parklamps Relay and Main light switch, #12 Main light switch and Multifunction...

Ahhhh..#3 Wiper/Hi Lo relay must be what you're talkin about?

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The headlight fuses are in the distribution box under the hood.
I would say the problem is in the dash switch.
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I had a pin pull out of the multifunction sw inside of the steering column.
Since you pull back on the directional sw (Multifunction Sw) and things worked I would take some time and check it out.
Pull off the covers adjust chk it out.
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Since the pull-back on the arm doesn't have anything to do with the headlight switch, I'm leaning toward that being the problem, but Scrambler may be on to something as well.
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Since the pull-back on the arm doesn't have anything to do with the headlight switch, I'm leaning toward that being the problem, but Scrambler may be on to something as well.
High/low beam control... .
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^^That's for the push of the arm, but the pull is the passing flash, and doesn't have anything to do with the headlight switch.
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Thanks a million fellas, gonna try the switch first and work it out from there. Will post when resolved.

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Thanks a million for the help fellas. It ended up being the light switch on the dash. Ya'll have a merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

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