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Bernard L
01-04-2008, 01:07 AM
Hey I Have A 97 Merc Mountaineer, the situation with this my headlights do not come on, I have to literally hold the highbeam switch to drive at night, the hight beams do not work unless I hold the Switch, can someone tell me if that's a Blown Bulb or Fuse

admin
01-04-2008, 05:33 PM
Hi Bernard L,

If your low beams both stopped working at the same time and your high beams only work when you hold the switch, that sounds like a dimmer switch problem. On your vehicle the dimmer switch is part of the multi-function switch on the steering column. In the Haynes manual for your vehicle (no. 36024) there is a checking procedure for the multi-function switch in Chapter 12, Section 8.

Thanks for your interest in Haynes manuals!