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2005 Ford Freestar Question: High beam indicator light constantly on and other light issues

 

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Loquaciouslow, Bellevue, NE, October 26, 2012, 09:03
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My blue indicator light is on once I turn the low beams(LB) on, the switch for high beams(HB) won't do the "click into place" action. I have to hold it to get the HB to work. Not to mention my left light shines on the houses when I drive by. (I heard soemone mention alignment issues) Also when I put the HB on it is as if the right light goes into LB (as if the high and low wiring has been switched) and vice versa when the LB are on. I often have people "flash me" when I am in LB thinking I am in HB. My blinker on the right is out and I did see that the socket itself was burned out (that is as far as I got, a lil nervous to fix on my own even though I bought a new socket) I appreciate your answers.

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    Herb Ackside October 27, 2012, 08:30
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    Your vehicle may have a "flash to pass" feature; you pull the turn signal lever and it will make your high beams flash but will not stay on unless you hold it, to activate your high beams you have to push the same lever forward. The fact that you said that the high beam indicator is on with the low beams could indicate a defective multi-switch in the steering column. From your description it certainly sounds like your headlights are out of aim/alignment. Check power and ground connections for high beams that act as low beams, high resistance on either can cause that condition. To me it sounds like you’re stuck in high beam mode, thus the blue indicator on your dash and people flashing their lights at you. It’s not easy to diagnose a problem such as yours without actually having the vehicle in front of me. If you purchased a replacement socket for your right blinker and you don’t feel comfortable installing it yourself, you need to visit your favorite repair facility to have it installed. They can also diagnose your headlight/high beam concerns as well as aim your headlights.

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