Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Headlights out while driving. 1991 Chrysler New Yorker

asked by on

My headlights keep going out while I’m driving. And my car had a block near firewall, and the headlights switch on the dash terminals burn. But I can’t find any shorts in the wiring. Do you know where I should look or what could be causing the problem?

Hello. The first thing to check is to see if the headlight bulbs are the correct ones for the vehicle. If they are not, then they can overheat the circuit and cause the problem you have. I would recommend replacing both headlight bulbs, both burned connections, and the headlight switch. If not, you will continue to burn out connectors and switches.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Headlights out while driving. 1991 Chrysler New Yorker

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: So my mom has a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 2wd 3.6l and we changed the brake caliper and break pads but we still have to floor it

When the brake pad fell out, the piston probably came out too far and damaged the caliper seal. Most likely you will have to replace the caliper to solve the problem. The brakes will have had to have been really...

Q: Headlights and fog lights won't come on

Hey there. You've covered the basics it seems. This problem may be more than just replacing a part. A technician with access to the wiring diagram for the circuit will be able to check for power and ground along certain...

Q: Electrical problems

Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuse box will have a fuse/relay that will pertain to these systems. Before taking the car in for potentially costly diagnostics, check under the hood and replace this fuse. Your fuse box lid...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...