No Lowbeams - '85 Crown Vic
Let's get straight to the point - I own a 1985 Ford Crown Victoria. Just this evening my lowbeam headlights no longer function. They will come on, however, when the highbeams are engaged (so, the lights aren't burned out). What happened recently? Was on my way back from Toronto while it was raining (nothing I haven't done before). Car did begin to run terribly (that was/is a separate issue, and I know once it dries up, it'll run fine).
I'm very mechanically minded, own a lot a tools (I've been repairing cars since I started grade school). Probably not a lot of people own this car anymore, but wondering if anyone has any idea as to what is causing the lowbeams to not function as they once use to?
This vehicle is as base as base gets - it doesn't have the automatic dimmer, etc. I can diagnose this myself, but if someone else has an idea, it might reduce the amount of time I spend repairing the fault... Everything else is functioning on the vehicle, so I don't suspect a fuse at this time. Wire diagram seems to indicate a potential fault could exist in the highbeam switch, but i'm not convinced yet.