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    Low Beam Failure

    Hi,
    I have a VW Polo 1996 6N MK 3
    The low beam headlights have stopped working.
    The fuses and bulbs are good.
    The side lights come on dim (as it should) when the ignition is off and should brighten when the ignition key is switched on. But they don't.
    This is not happening which leads me to think either the headlight switch is faulty or one of the relays ? Canít really decide which.
    The main high beam comes on when the steering wheel stick is pulled back, however it does not let the high beam stay on, so you have to keep it pulled back. I donít think there is a problem there as it clicks when pulled back.
    Iíd be grateful for help
    Cheers

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your car spec says 0, only what I've added from this post, minus engine.

    Which fuse and relay layout are you using, one you have Goggled?

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
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    Doe the wipers and heater blower work? Have you checked that you do not have two blown bulbs? 6N headlight switch are known for burning out.
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    It's a 1.4 Petrol, no ecu so no error codes.
    fuses and bulbs are fine as previously stated. Everything electrical works. No damp issues in the wiring and no I haven't googled this problem as I have my Haynes manual, which has no reference to this.
    Cheers
    1996 Polo 6N 1.4, Petrol

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