Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: No headlights and high beam indicator light on

asked by on

No headlights and high beam indicator light on

My car has 188000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. There is not enough information to definitively say what the issue is. Do the headlights not work when they are on normally, or on high beams? If this is the case, the issue is likely pertaining to the power supply for the bulbs. The switch is responsible for taking the power supply from the fuse box and battery and completing the circuit to send the voltage to the bulbs to illuminate them. If no power is getting through, the fuse or the switch may be to blame. The fuse is a safety device that is meant to blow and break the circuit when needed. The fuse is the first place to start. If the fuse is good and you have power to the switch, turn the switch on and check for voltage after the switch. If there is no voltage available, then the switch has failed and needs to be replaced. Start by checking the fuse, and then the switch.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Headlight stuck

The flip-up headlights have motors in them that enable the flip motion. The fuses in the motor circuit, motors, and wiring, all should be checked for wear or damage. The motor itself may have failed. Have an experienced technician, like...

Q: Pretty sure oil pump went bad while driving and now seized up.

If you over-revved the motor due to the transmission staying in first gear and then the oil pressure dropped, then you either had a rod or crankshaft break and seize the motor. It sounds like you had a transmission malfunction...

Q: wont shift and runs rough, 2001 Ford Winstar

Your cluster may have a problem and is causing the transmission to not shift correctly. The car running rough may be due to a different issue. You should have a mechanic first find the reason for the cluster going haywire...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.