brights, but no dims or marking lights, help - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 10:24 AM
red_rider52's Avatar
DriveItLikeItsSupostToBeD riven
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lancaster Ont, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 251
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
brights, but no dims or marking lights, help

Hello, I have a problem with my head lights on my 67 firebird, I have no dims and no marking lights in the front, but when I put the brights on all 4 head lights come on in the front, but still no marking lights. Would this be my light switch or my dimmer switch ? any help would be great
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 10:29 AM
Member
 

Last journal entry: The floor going in
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: uk
Age: 37
Posts: 91
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
check the bulbs see if they are ok then check the fuse,s are ok then check then replace the switch job done
see ya stuart
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 05:26 PM
docvette's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Rebuild an alternator Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lafayette, california
Age: 61
Posts: 7,362
Wiki Edits: 12

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Grounds

Doc here,

Sounds like errant grounds in the front clip...To me..

Ground the front fenders (each one ) with a jumper cable back to the battery and see if the lights come on..

If so you need to upgrade your ground system.

Add two 10 gauge wires from each fender and run it from the to the main ground bolt on the engine block, add a third wire to the firewall, then get a battery cable with ring terminals on both ends and bolt it to the main ground at or near the starter, to the frame.

Use star washers, and Burnish off all paint and grease.

Does this car have the big button on the floor for high beams or is it a column switch?

Your normal light switch should be good as it is turning on the high beams, however the wire going to low beam may be broken or burned off.

You need to look at that plug and switch, Clean both with a good electrical cleaner, and ohm the terminals out that put power on the low beam lighting.be sure you have continuity in "On" to the lows..

Except for the marker lights your not going to find a fuse for the headlights, ( unless an aftermarket relay was installed) What you might find, Is a circuit breaker mounted IN the light switch itself....

The marker lights should draw power in parallel with the Park / turn signal circuit, If those functions work, fuse should be good, but check to be sure.

Most likely it's bad grounding, and I'll bet there is other problems you just haven't run across yet going on too, like charging issues, other lighting issues, the like..Check ground first...

Doc
__________________
Aftermarket Solutions
Electronic & Electrical
Innovations
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2005, 09:46 PM
Scotts67's Avatar
New Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Riverside, CA
Age: 42
Posts: 27
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I agree with the above, probably bad ground, you can look at your marker lights having two wires comming from each. You have a hot and a ground. With light switch on hook up a voltmeter and be sure you have 12+ volts going to one of the two wires (mine are same color on 67 Camaro) and if you do (hopefully) select the other wire that would be ground and just run a jumper to ground this wire to the frame or other local location. Mine has the hot from the main wiring harness and the ground goes to a screw in the innner fenderwell on either side. I assume you have the step on high beam selector on the floor, so you may want to pull up the carpet and check these connections as well (mine were a bit rusty) and unplug one-by-one and clean the contacts with a bit of sand paper. Replace the 3 push on connectors if necessary. You should be able to unplug the headlight plugs from the well by the radiator and test for 12+ volts to the wiring there as well. If still lost a new headlight switch should only run you about $12.99. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2005, 12:08 AM
red_rider52's Avatar
DriveItLikeItsSupostToBeD riven
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lancaster Ont, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 251
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hey thanks guys, It is a switch on the floor for the hi and lows, and the turn singles work just no marking lights. I really hate electrical so any help is great I just have to crack down and do it. thanks again always great help from this site.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Electrical posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GM courtesy lights 78 monte Electrical 13 11-25-2009 05:48 PM
Wiring Tail Lights & Turn Signals horvath Electrical 15 04-30-2003 05:04 AM
Back Up Lights - how to choose? horvath Body - Exterior 6 03-04-2003 03:20 PM
Tail Lights Jpgregoire Electrical 3 11-13-2002 07:45 PM
my newborn crapped his die-dees: l.e.d lights all blew up bullheimer Electrical 4 08-16-2002 08:44 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.