im guessing the solution is to replace the battery but i dont want to spend $100+ on a battery if that is not the fix. here is the scenario: headlights stopped working so i bought some fuses and replaced but did not fix. seems that i left the headlight switch on overnight and when i went to start the car next time battery was dead. as i was jumping the battery the headlights started working again. i have driven the car around to try to juice up the battery but headlights are not working again. the car is a 98 ford escort. sounds like i need a new battery but i really dont know so im asking the community for help as i dont have any real life help except for taking it to a mechanic.