NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights: High/Low Beam Dimmer Switch Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,133 miles

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2000 Buick LeSabre lights problems

lights problem

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 172008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,399 miles


Pulling back the "smart stick" to change head beams from lo to hi requires effort that many not be enough so... the hi beam becomes a "passing" hi beam. Once achieved to hi beam and released, a second pull back of the "smart stick" and releasing may turn off both hi & lo beams altogether! so pull back the 'smart stick' a second time and release. Always works the second attempt.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 032004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When I use the dimmer switch on my headlights to switch from low beam to high beam all of my headlights go out and it is completely dark. When I switch back to low beam the lights come back on. This happens at various times and not everytime I try to use the high beams. Sometimes they actually work.

- Vidor, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 192000

(reported on)


  • miles
The head lights were inoperable on low-beam, consumer was forced to drive with high-beams on.

- Lenox, GA, USA

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