How to Replace a Headlight Switch

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Headlight Switch . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Headlight Switch
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/4 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $52.55 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $141.06 parts and labor

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  • Put the ignition key to on position.
  • Activate the headlight switch and check whether the headlights or fog lights are working or not.
  • If lights don’t turn on, check the fuse and bulbs. Then, make sure that the switch is getting proper power and earthed reasonably.
  • If the power is reaching to the switch but not coming out then the fault is with switch.
  • Switch off the key and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Take the steering column cover off.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors from the switch.
  • Take the old switch and install the new switch.
  • Reconnect the electrical connectors and put back the steering column cover.
  • Inspect the working of the headlights by turning the switch on.

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