headlights not coming on - highbeam work/running lights work/replaced bulb and fuses on 2000 Chevrolet Metro

headlights not coming on - highbeam work/running lights work/replaced bulb and fuses. Is this an electical problem, radio works, heat/air conditioner works. Car drives fine.

by in Baltimore, MD on September 09, 2010
3 answers
ANSWER by on September 09, 2010
could be the switch on the dash-check the fuse first
ANSWER by on November 28, 2010
under steering column there is plugin coming from your light switch it has short in it my plug was white
ANSWER by on December 29, 2010
For my '95 metro (just failed 2010) it was the white wire going into the fuse box under the dash. Link to photo below. The wire itself is OK, but the plastic is burnt so badly that it no longer holds the blade portion of the connector in place. http://members.cox.net/~johnk731/metro_hl.jpg My fix is probably not what you should do. Disconnected the battery then I cleaned the contacts with sandpaper taped to a small needlenose, and a small precision screwdriver for the plug contact, since I couldn't figure out how to extract it from the plug. My headlights are back on, but I'll probably be dealing with it again a week or a year from now.