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Old 02-18-2004, 10:30 AM
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Fun little headlight problem

I have a fun little headlight problem on my 1995 Skylark that's been bugging me all week. I leave for work in the morning when it is still dark, so I like to use my high beams. The problem is, when I go to turn them on, they just go out. The indicator on the dash doesn't even stay lit. Then I go to flip back to my dims and they don't work. If I repeat the whole process one more time, at least my dims come back on. So what is the deal? Is it a connection inside my steering column or what?

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Old 02-18-2004, 11:44 AM
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Bad dimmer switch! Should be under the dash on the column, left side, not too bad to change!
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:49 AM
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Thanks Wrencher! Not too bad to change, but it will cost $115 for the parts!!!
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:00 PM
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I haven't changed one in lately, but that sounds a bit steep!!
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:08 PM
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It's a nice big combo switch though.
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:56 PM
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which switch is which?

Yeah, that's one possibility.

Any chance you have some bad connections? Corroded terminals on the battery or distribution point?

Bad ground connections? Dirty terminals on the headlights?

Just some other possibilities.

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Old 02-21-2004, 10:25 AM
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I'm almost positive it's the dimmer switch. It doesn't quite feel right and now I noticed that the hazard switch doesn't activate the passanger side blinker. It is all one unit, so that is probably where the problem lies. Thanks for the suggestions though.
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:37 AM
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Go to the auto wreckers and get one....if it doesn't work, they should give you another...

Plus, if you take it off yourself, there is all kinds of other little parts in that steering column, that might just "fall" into your toolbox or pockets.......I never said that.
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the advice poncho. There are no real good wrecking yards in my area, but I've seen a couple on the net that are located not too far from me.
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