Tech 2000 Our previous General Forum
Replies ONLY - no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 99, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
Tech Team
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 33
Hey guys, have 67'rs just fully restored incl. new harnes. With the headlights on if I step on the brake for more than 3 or 4 minutes (a CA stoplight) the circut breaker for headlights kicks...headlights go off and doors won't work...wait 5 minutes everything back to normal. any ideas would be helpful.
EMMETT is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 99, 02:22 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 564
Hey Emmett sounds like one of those fun jobs,
For some reason it sounds like there is a back feed of power through the light circuit from the brake light circuit, the easy fix is to just shift into neutral, (just kidding)
The head lights switch has a built in circuit breaker and this is what is kicking off the head lights, Check the tail light bulbs and sockets, make sure they are properly grounded, The 68 /67 have a small metal clip which grounds the socket when it is installed in the lense.
I once had a bad bulb that would light both filiaments of the bulb at the same time, it was super bright, so you want to make sure that the bulbs are installed correct, dull on taillight, bright on signal.
One last thing to try is bring your engine speed up to a faster idle when sitting at the light, your altenator may not be putting out enough power while you sitting at the light with all the accessaries on, and lights.
Last thing to do would be change or try a different head light switch as the circuit breaker may be the culprit. Hope this gives you some where to start, Good Luck, Rob
Rob.Canada is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 99, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
Tech Team
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 33
Installed all new harnes w/sockets (aftermkt junk)and did have problems w/taillight socket...fixed that. I do have a low volt problem @ idle I'll look @ that next.
thanks for the tips.
EMMETT is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not 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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome