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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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High beams do not work??

Hey everybody hope you guys can help me.

I just recently purchased a 2003 Impala base model, and I love everything about it so far. Just having one issue and it is regarding my high beams. I can manually operate them by pushing the lights "stick" (i don't know technical name) towards me, but that does not keep them on. I would imagine how to keep them on is the "on" "off" switch on the control stick. But whether it is set to Off or On nothing happens.

Someone please help me, thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 09:42 PM
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Some models you have to push the turn sig lever switch forward for the high beams to stay on when you pull it back that is just to flash them on when temporary use.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Yeah I tried that too but it feels like the lever does not go that way. I'm scared to push to hard I do not want to break the thing.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 08:04 AM
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Welcome to the Team Zach!

Check the glove box for the owner's manual. It will explain how to activate the high beams. If they will flash there is nothing wrong with the lamps or wiring and any problem you might have is going to be in the switch.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 06:20 PM
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Most likely the headlamp dimmer switch which is part of the turn signal switch on this model. Parts department is going to call it a "multifuntion switch". Steering wheel inflator module has to be removed to change it out, so if you're not versed in Air Bag operation and precautions, better take it to a professional.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks guys sorry its been a while since I have answered, been busy. I haven't even had time to take it to the shop or anything yet. But this weekend I plan on bringing it in. Thanks for the advice guys really appreciate. I will surely let you guys know how things turn out.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-21-2009, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Haha I feel like an idiot. I took my impala to my local garage, and the mechanic showed me how to operate the high beams. I guess I was not pushing back hard enough on the lever to keep the high beams on. They work fine now, the only thing that is broken is my dignity hahah.
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