PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

high beams won't turn off

Like Tree6Likes
  • 2 Post By _PTGT03
  • 2 Post By RickinPA
  • 2 Post By Ornald

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08 Jul 2019, 12:45 am
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 14
Default high beams won't turn off

Greetings. Hopped in to my 2003 touring today to do errand. Turned on headlights as I do whenever I drive. I noticed the high beam indicator on (replaced all instrument cluster bulbs few weeks ago when one burned out); when I clicked the lever to return to low beam, nothing happened. High beam indicator on dash still showing. I got out and checked headlights; parking, low and high beam all on.Only way to turn off high beam/low beam (and be able to engage fog lamps) was to switch to parking light setting only. Was about to order replacement multi function switch but thought I'd check with you guys first. Any advice would be appreciated. I am not voltage/circuit tracing type. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08 Jul 2019, 01:56 am
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 7,493
Default Re: high beams won't turn off

I would suggest checking the headlight relay first.
If at First You Don't Succeed - Try, Try Again
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08 Jul 2019, 02:01 am
_PTGT03's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Posts: 775
Default Re: high beams won't turn off

multi function switch going out ! replace it, cheap part and it's probably worn out if original
2003 GT M/T in Onyx Green Pearl on Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3 Plus Tires 205/50ZR17. Dark Slate Gray Interior. OEM cargo net, parcel shelf, slush mats and trunk protector, mud flaps, mopar subwoofer. Platinum edition pedals, Neon SX 2.0 steering wheel with black+grey wrapped leather cover. Generic lowering springs, KYB gas shocks, Valeo solid flywheel conversion and clutch kit. Urethane insert engine mounts. Energy suspension full body urethane bushing kit. Chrysler premium front speakers, Jenson 6x9 rears. Boston Audio 4x55W amp. Panasonic head unit with xtenzi bluetooth. 300W AC power inverter. Escort 360max and Escort Shifter ZR4, dual front+rear dash camera. stage 1 blow off valve and syked tune computer . Boost and oil pressure gauges with Turbo-Timer. Needswings 3" exhaust elbow, Electric valve actuated Y-pipe with catalytic converter. To do: coilovers, 2step controller, quaife diff, Air-Fuel Meter
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: southeastern PA
Posts: 370
Default Re: high beams won't turn off

Multi-function switch is the usual suspect. My 2001 is on its second replacement. IMO they route too much power through the switch for the headlights and fog lights. The connector gets "crispy" too.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08 Jul 2019, 05:12 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 14
Default Re: high beams won't turn off

Thank you PT Cruiser Steve, PTGT 03(love that green, rare around here), and RickinPA! I think I will order relay and multi switch; if relay works(x fingers) can return other. If not will be in possession of plan B. Multi switch is probably original; bought silver cruiser used here in Northern Virginia(originally came from Rhode Island) after my Black 2001 LTD hit mini van broadside (it pulled left turn through stopped traffic right in front of me). 'bye, 'bye PT! Well, time to order parts. Thanks, again!
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No High Beams or High Beam Indicator inertian General PT Cruiser Discussions 10 23 Jul 2016 04:26 pm
Turn signal / high beam / fog light stem 2BadRic Exterior Accessories Forum 2 21 Mar 2013 10:24 am
Stuck on high beams Agnav General PT Cruiser Discussions 2 08 Jun 2011 08:02 am
High Beams Stopper Working reh8388 General PT Cruiser Discussions 3 25 Aug 2010 07:30 am
Low Beams and High Beams jingks Exterior & Interior Styling 3 24 Jan 2008 03:16 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 pm.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.