How Long Does a Headlight Switch Last?

Being able to see at night is an important part of staying safe while on the roadways. Without properly functioning headlights, you will find it very hard to see and navigate your way around in the dark. Most car owners fail to realize just how many parts have to work together in order for their headlights to work. The headlight switch is the only way that you will be able to control your headlights. Every time that you need to turn your headlights on, you will have to use the headlight switch to do so.

A headlight switch is supposed to last as long as your car does, but this is seldom the case. Due to the continuous use that this switch gets, it will usually wear out long before the car does. The wiring that goes to the switch is usually one of the first things to cause problems. The longer that the same wiring is on a car, the more wear and tear it will being to show. Due to the complexity that is involved in changing out both the headlight switch and the wiring, it is best for you to get a professional to assist in getting it repaired.

The last thing that you want to do is to cause more damage to your headlight system due to your lack of experience. In most cases, there will be a variety of different signs that you will notice when your headlight switch is about to go out. Noticing these signs and getting the appropriate repairs can help you maintain the functionality of your headlight system. Waiting to get the bad headlight switch changed out will usually lead to more issues developing. Here are some of the issues you will notice when you need to replace the switch for your headlights:

  • The headlamps will not turn on at all
  • The running lights will not work
  • High beam lights will not come on

Getting a new headlight switch will help to remedy all of the issues that you are facing with your headlights. If you're in need of new headlight switch, a professional will be able to help you choose the right quality replacement switch and get it put in for you.


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Luis

4 years of experience
66 reviews
Luis
4 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata L4-2.4L - Headlight Switch - Chesterfield, Virginia
Luis was on time, courteous and quick. It was my 1st time using a mobile mechanic & was a breeze. Will definitely use again if needed. Also liked the free 50 point inspection!
Ford Flex - Headlight Switch - Richmond, Virginia
Luis was great!

Brandon

20 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
20 years of experience
Chrysler 200 L4-2.4L - Headlight Switch - Sanford, Florida
First I want to say Brandon arrived several hours before my appointment time which already left a grear impression and worked out well for me because I had to be somewhere. Brandon text me the morning of very professional and respectful and ask was it ok if he came early. Upon Brandon arrival which again was way ahead of schedule he greeted me with a handshake and got right to work. Now I was expecting this job to take at least an hour and a half but Brandon finished it less than 45 minutes basically I needed my headlight switch replaced that controls the light so it was very imperative that I got it done or else I wouldnt be able to work. I appreciate Brandon's professionalism, punctuality, and efficiency which are all keys to great customer service. If I ever need services again, hopefully not lol, I would book Brandon in a heart beat. You have a tremendous asset to your company.
Mercury Grand Marquis - Headlight Switch - Winter Park, Florida
He did nice job -I provided incorrect info on car year but he said no problem and returned next day with correct part returned next day

Dan

39 years of experience
920 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8L - Headlight Switch - Norcross, Georgia
I hate that I can only give 5 stars. Dan was very professional and friendly. If I could request him to be "my mechanic", I'd do so in a heartbeat. Very knowledgeable and does great work!
Volvo XC90 - Headlight Switch - Suwanee, Georgia
Dan, was very professional, and prompt.

Rodrigo

15 years of experience
133 reviews
Rodrigo
15 years of experience
Hyundai Accent L4-1.6L - Headlight Switch - Las Vegas, Nevada
Awesome guy, extremely thorough, timely and very friendly and knowledgeable
Chevrolet Impala - Headlight Switch - Las Vegas, Nevada
Quick, professional.

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