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    I was driving down a dark lane at night time and all of a sudden both the main beam lights went out, I switched to dip and they did not work either. The side lights were still on, the rears are all fine and the flash works when you pull the indicator stalk.
    I have replaced the light switch, swapped all the relays around and am looking for any information that could help me get the car back on the road. Any help would be most appreciated
     
     

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    checked frayed bootlid wire harness yet
     
     

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    Just checked them and 6 were broken so I repaired them but still no lights. I'm thinking that it might have something to do with the ignition or the part the ignition operates to shut the lights off when the ignition is switched off?
     
     

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    Fixed it, there was a 7.5amp fuse for the front left headlight that had blown. Don't understand why both high and low on both sides were not working because of one fuse. If all the lights are going through one fuse that might have made it blow or it could of been the broken wires in the boot
     
     

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    dodgy burned earth on headlight causes it so check the wire.glad its sorted
     
     

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    Loving being able to use the car again. Just noticed that when I put the high beam lights on the dip beam stay on at the same time, are they supposed to do that? Also noticed that the windscreen wipers don't have a normal wiping speed, they have 2 intermittent speeds both the same and then the extra fast speed. It's not a problem as I can live with it just seems a strange problem I've not come across before
     
     

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