Originally Posted by ernkazern
Don't forget to check the headlight fuse, it's not the same as the marker/tailght fuse. Something may have shorted when you moved the wires around. If it is blown I'd check to see what shorted to burn it out.
RARELY do automotive manufactures use a "Headlight Fuse" at all..
The preferred method is a Thermal Reset INSIDE the Lamp switch..it senses over current by heat, trips until cool (unless catastrophic short) then resets.
SOME headlamp systems That use RELAYS , will employ a H/L fuse..this is actually the fuse for the relay coil..the actual power comes from the battery, Via a fuse link, to the N.O. set of contacts on the relay...Then the C.W. Contact when energized carries power to the lamps..
Don't forget to check the front end grounds..without those , the lamps wont work either..clamp a jump start cable to the battery , then to ground at the radiator support near the lamps to check..