Why are my headlights acting out?

I drive a 1995 subaru legacy. It started recently. When I turn my brights on, my headlights shut off for a few seconds before my brights come on. Not good. Any idea what could be happening? (It's not as though I installed a timer.) Also, possibly related, my blinker is fast when my headlights are out. It... show more I drive a 1995 subaru legacy. It started recently. When I turn my brights on, my headlights shut off for a few seconds before my brights come on. Not good. Any idea what could be happening? (It's not as though I installed a timer.)

Also, possibly related, my blinker is fast when my headlights are out. It blinks normal speed when the headlights are on, and no I don't have a bulb out.

Any ideas? i think my car is trying to kill me.
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