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Author Topic: Headlight switch issue ?  (Read 1051 times)
Panama
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« on: February 19, 2011, 07:18:31 PM »

Ok

Had my car out today for the first time since last Oct.

I had an issue when I put it away.

On the night of the last cruise on the way home. I had no dash lights & the guys called me on my cell & said I had no tail lamps. I messed with the dimmer thumb wheel & Headlamp toggle switch and lights cam on

well before i took for a ride today I always check lights & signals

with headlamps on - no parking lights - but headlamps work

with toggle on just park lamps - I have park lamps

hazzards  work fine

I'm thinking a head lamp switch . on maybe take switch out & clean contact

any thoughts ??

Thanks
Paul 
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 08:10:31 PM »

you need a new headlight switch...
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 08:37:04 PM »

you need a new headlight switch...

I agree, but it may be possible to repair.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 01:09:14 PM »

you need a new headlight switch...


I was hopeing for better news.

I got one a few years back from Charger Specialties & it was junk. did not fit good in the dash & thum wheel rubbed the opening.
 sent it back for refund.

Well looks like I have something to look for at the Indy swap meet in March.

http://www.indyheads.com/show2011.html
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 04:15:58 PM »

I had the same exact thing happen to me this past summer, I lost my dash lights and my tail lights, headlights were fine.  It was a fuse shockingly.  I pulled into a gas station, found the dead fuse, replaced it and was back in business in 5 minutes.  I always carry many fuses in my center console (and a small flashlight for 10pm middle of nowhere fuse replacements).

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 02:17:17 PM »

This is funny how the Dash lights and rear tail ( running lights) are connected. My headlights were flickering off --on --I'd tap tap tap the headlight switch & they come on for a bit then off -then ect-- I took the headlight switch & dimmer out -cleaned them up- sanded off corrosion, nice coating of dilectric grease & wrapped a plastic ZIP Tie from front to back to keep the pigtail securely on the switch tines  -put back in and headlights are perfect but lost dash lights and rear running lights. Brake lights work ok -as well as signals --will check fuse - ***UPDATE -- so inside the fuse panel inside of your glove box -there's a fuse marked TAIL --I replaced that fuse just now--full dash & rear running lights--

So to be clear-- the dash lights and rear running lights run through the same fuse--weird --
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 06:36:25 PM »

Another place to check is your floor mounted high beam switch.

If it fails, the circuit does too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 09:02:20 AM »

Yes--I had that where the switch was so so so corroded on the bottom that each time I put the HIGH beam on the engine would start yo falter --run real rough--
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