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Old 02-06-2010, 06:40 PM
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Help with high/low beam switch on the steering column

My high/ low beam switch does not work in the steering column. I would like to know how to wire either a toggle switch or foot switch for them with out taking the whole steering column apart. It is on a 1994 olds delta 88. Any info would be a great help. Thanks!
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Just replace the switch if that is actually the problem...

It's on the topside halfway down of most GM columns actuated by a rod. Look under he dash with a mirror and a light.
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Just replace the switch if that is actually the problem...

It's on the topside halfway down of most GM columns actuated by a rod. Look under he dash with a mirror and a light.
Don't know if it is the same but my Dad and step-brother just replaced this switch on a 1998 Impala, it was a shocking $330 switch, because it has the cruise, interval wipers and dimmer switch all in one. Sucks cause only the dimmer part was bad. I'm so cheap that I would find a way to put it back on a floor switch like the good old days, have heard of it being done but you will need to find a wiring diagram for your 94 Buick to trace the wires.
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It's on the column.

Check photo below. Arrow is where the rod actuates the switch. Common setup.
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Before spending anything on a new switch check the rod. I had the rod pop out of place on one vehicle. Dropped the column (two nuts) and I was able to put it back into place. Problem solved.
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As C-10 said the switch is on the column, it is adjustable and this is the most common problem with them.
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I agree with Joe, and the other two guys, definitely check it out before spending any money. Could be loose screws, bent rod, or a bad electrical connection. If the switch is bad, those types are less than $20, maybe less than $10.
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