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2002 ford focus svt. Sometimes the lowbeams do not work. They will sometimes stay on for 5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 10 minutes but they eventually shut off. When they shut off, I immediately turn my brights on as I have no choice but to do so and they work fine, all the time.

I checked all fuses in both fuse boxes under the steering wheel and in the engine bay and they are all fine. I swapped the low and high beam relays to see if the low beam relay was bad but it was not because the same condition persisted with the relays swapped. Using a test light, I always have power to fuse 16 in the engine bay but never to fuse 17. It's obviously not the bulbs or any headlight related fuses or the headlights would never work at all and fiddling with the high beam switch by turning the brights on,off,on,off,on, and then off sometimes makes the low beams come back on. Could it be the headlight/dimmer switch?

Some info I found: http://forums.focaljet.com/svt-headquarters/615792-low-beams-wont-turn.html
http://forums.focaljet.com/problems-service-recalls/500342-low-beam-headlights-wont-turn.html
http://www.justanswer.com/ford/2ltru-02-ford-focus-zts-headlights-not-not-work.html
 

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Replaced the headlight switch (the one that clicks and pulls out near the driver side air vent) with one I found at a junkyard from a regular focus, not an svt and it still didn't fix the problem. My lowbeams still won't turn on. So frustrated...help?
 

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Don't have the machs, just the crappy reflector housings and no electrical mods. At this point I'm thinking it may be the turn signal/brights stick?
 

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having similar issue. car sitting all might go to work next morning headlights work. get to work do my 8 hours turn on lights passenger side not work. this happen 3 different occasions.
 
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