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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 1968 camaro rs/ss. When I turn my headlights on a red light comes on between my 2 gauges ( tach and speedo ). What is this light? Are there high beams on the '68?

ex. ( )*( ) this is a very detailed drawing of where the light appears between gauges.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 07:33 AM
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Highbeam indicator.

Yes.

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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 07:34 AM
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Yes, that is the high beam indicator! Step on the floor switch and it will turn off (if its wired right).

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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 08:11 AM
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Didn't someone else post this same question recently?
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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 08:18 AM
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You're joking, right?

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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 10:02 AM
 
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Yup - high beam indicator itis
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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I believed it was high beam, but couldn't figure out how to turn it off. Oh it makes sense now, the button on the floor.
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Brevdog, welcome to the 60's!! LOL
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by zuma1211:
Brevdog, welcome to the 60's!! LOL<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Back in my day we didn't have no fancy turn-signal high-beam flippy gidgets. We stomped a button on the floor until the souls of your shoes wore thin and made a big ol' blister on your foot. And we liked it...we loved it.

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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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you guys are funny
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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 05:14 PM
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Lets see how bout even further back riding on the front fender to get the good old Flathead engines purring like a kitten:P

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post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 02, 12:42 AM
 
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holy crap! i've been driving with my high beams all this time!
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post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 02, 01:56 AM
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I always wondered which one of my dash lights was supposed to be on when someone starts flashing their high beams at me.



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post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 02, 03:48 AM
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Can anyone tell me why they ever changed from the foot switch. Its soooo much better than the turn signal switch.

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In American cars Ford started it, they had a better idea and copied all the imports!! Things were so small on the imports back then that the stick shift drivers were confusing the button for the clutch and wrecking trannys so they opted to move the switch to the turn signal lever. It was a good choice as most folks don't use turn signals so the lever really wouldn't get excess wear from the dual function...


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