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Hi have 2005 1.4 corolla main headights not working 

Side and high beams work fine

Fuses checked although slightly confused there's an empty chamber where a 40A Main head fuse is missing but 15amp x2 fuses fine 

Any assistance or direction would be greatly appreciated 

 

Thank you 

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Presume by 'main' beam, you mean dipped. Have the dipped beam bulbs blown?

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Hi,

The Haynes manual also shows 2 x 15A fuses, so yours sounds correct.

When switching On , or Flashing the Full Beam,  does the Blue dashboard indicator come on which indicates the switch is working ok.

That indicator is supplied by the 15A DOME fuse, so worth checking that as well if it does not light.   ( also in the engine bay fuse box)

If checking the actual bulbs a torch and small mirror etc are needed if you do not know exactly how the bulbs and wire clips  are fitted.

Removing the wiring connector from the bulbs pins can be very difficult , if they have not been touched for years.

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Hi thanks for the response... sorry for the poor description 

It's the dimmed lights not the main (high beam)

When twist switch it's the second turn that don't come on .... 

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Try a new headlamp bulb, one might have blown previously without you knowing. I have seen plenty of cars where BOTH headlamp bulbs have failed

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Tried replacing bulb .... no change 

I have strange feeling it's the indicator / lamp stalk 

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If it is the stalk switch , its replacement is detailed in the Haynes manual, there is a securing clip that needs to be released, perhaps hard to locate if you are not aware of it.

If both bulbs are ok, then probably the switch or a wiring connector around the dash,  a simple multimeter test should help identify the problem.

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