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Head lights went out while driving on Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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I was driving early one morning and it was dark out. All of a sudden my headlights went out. I hit the dimmer switch and they came back on, but while driving home the same thing happened again. I took it to one garage and he could not figure out what the problem was. The next time I drove after dark, the same thing happened again. I took the car to different garage and found that the multi function switch in the steering column was bad and replaced it, costing me almost $800.00 I felt this was a huge safety problem and should be recalled especially after reading on line of other people with Impala's having the same problem. I called General Motors and of course they denied there being an problem with the switch.
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo200,000Visitor
Mine don't go out while driving but the headlights don't come on when ever you start the car. No matter what position of the headlight switch is in. Auto or manual. The parking lights always come on. The head lights come on after you pull back on the MultiFunction Handle. Occasionally they don't. Also when you unlock the car with the remote the lights used to flash. They no longer do. I'm wanting to fix this before it gets worse. Lights so far don't flicker or anything driving. I'm leaning towards the MFH but for the price I don't want to commit.
2001 Chevrolet Monte CarloVisitor
I have a monte Carlo 2001 and the low beam headlights dont work what could be the problem
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo125,000Visitor
When turning on bright lights, sometimes all headlights go off. Sometimes you can just shut them off to get lights back quick, but sometimes that does not work either. I have not gotten them fixed, so far I just never use my bright lights. I think there should be a recall on this.
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo60,000Visitor
Love my car but I dimmed my lights while driving only to lose all headlights. I switched back to high beam and low beam again and they came back on. This has happened several times so I only drive with low beam lights. The switch in the steering column seems very mushy when you switch from Low to High. I have not had it diagnosed because I kinow I wont be able to afford to fix it.
2002 Chevrolet Monte CarloVisitor
The part of my lights do not come on just the high beam if you pull the switch
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo85,000Visitor
Intermittent failure of low-beam headlights, usually when switching from high-beam lights. Seems to be a faulty switch like mentioned in other post. This morning, low-beam lamps would not light at all, but parking and high-beams work. Definitely a safety issue. Will not buy GM ever again if there is no recall soon.
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo69,000Visitor
auto headlights will not always come on. I use the manual toggle. shutting auto off, sometimes lights wont turn off. switching from low to high beams, head lights will shut off.
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo100,000Visitor
Stopped using high beams.
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo102,590Visitor
I am having the same issue with my car now. Just recently started happening. At random times, the headlights will go off while driving. I haven't taken it to the dealer yet because I was interested in seeing if there were more of the same out there. It seems that it is not just mine and it seems to be common in the 2004 model. I guess I will have it diagnosed.
2004 Chevrolet Monte CarloVisitor
Same as everyone else.
The lights randomly go out, usually when changing from high to low, or low to high beam. If I jiggle the handle back and forth, they come back on sometimes. Sometimes they do not, then I have to pull over and shut off and restart the engine then they come back on.
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