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Old 02-22-2008, 01:33 PM
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Please Help!!! Headlight Issue 1981 Camaro

i have a 1981 camaro and my headlight have been working but stopped this morning? i dont know why but they dont turn on. all the other lights work so i thought it was the bulbs until i clicked the highbeam button and they flashed. they flash everytime i hit the highbeam button. can someone tell me what is goin on?

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The regular head lights are wired through the high beam switch....its possible one side of your switch has gone bad or you could have a bad or loose connection on that switch.
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oooo thank you. do u know how i can get to the switch? its liek in the floor.
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Pull up the carpet or mat...The switch should be fastened down with two hex head screws......there is a disconnect plug in the wire just a few inches away. The disconnect plug may be full of dirt and moisture etc. That may be your problem. Dirt gets in the switches too and messes them up. They do not cost all that much and you can get one at most any parts store.
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thanks man. you just made my weekend way better
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Also check your ground's,They can cause crazy things to happen.
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You may also want to check the headlight switch itself. Usually the flash to pass is on a seperate circuit feed so the headlights dont need to be on to use it. It is a common failure and a fairly easy replacement.
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If you just turn them on high, do they work, or is it a flash to pass feature (does an '81 have flash to pass?) you are using?

--If they work when you switch to high beam with the floor button or turnstalk switch, then you just have the low beam elements burned out in the headlights. They probably went out one at a time and you did not notice.
-- If they only work on high beam in flash to pass mode, then its probably the headlight switch.

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