Allright, so I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. About this time last year, I was driving on a small two lane road with trees lining it and turned on my brights to see any wandering critters. As soon as I turned off my brights, I noticed my left headlight was out. I immediately thought that I burnt out that light and it needed to be replaced. It was reasonable, as this would have been the first time I would need to change them since I first got the car.
So I go get some bulbs and replace both headlights. Turn on the car to check and…the left one is still out. Thinking there might be something wrong with the bulb, I switched the new bulbs. Left one is still out, so it’s not the bulbs. I opened up the fuse box and switched them around, as well as switching in and out the spare fuses, and the same result: left one out, right one on.
I just said forget it, and forgot about it for awhile. Then, one day while driving, the headlights switched. The left one was on, the right one was off. It was like this for about a week, then it switched back to left off right on. For a long time I just had at least one headlight and it wasn’t too big of a deal.
A few weeks ago I was leaving somewhere at night and then suddenly: no lights were on. However, my high-beam indicator was on in the dashboard. I waited a while, and the lights didn’t do anything, so I just started driving back, with no lights. I was flipping the high-beams on and off repeatedly, and nothing helped, until I decided to hold the high-beam switch on the wheel. One headlight finally came on.
Since then, the headlights have been a problem. Sometimes one headlight, sometimes no headlight (and the high-beam indicator on the dash blinks crazily or is on all the time), but never both headlights are on.
If anyone has any idea as to why this is happening, I’m all ears. Thanks in advance.