Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Head lights went out while driving
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problem
Average Mileage: 66,400 mi (10,000 mi - 140,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 10,000 mi
Headlights went out while driving. Pulled switch on and off and the went back on (automatic headlights)
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 60,000 mi
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.
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.