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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 01, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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I am the original owner of a 67 RS. I am having problems with the headlight doors in that they will not close when I turn off the lights with the engine running. I have the original shop manuals but cannot find a drawing for the headlight door circuit. Does anyone know where I can find a schematic drawing for that circuit or have any ideas as to what may be wrong? I have checked all three relays and the four limit switches and they pass continuity checks, they appear to be working. Also, the motors work in both directions.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 01, 07:26 AM
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Thanks to David Pozzi and Mark Canning for this link: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...i/67rswire.jpg

Try doing a search and read all the past messages on RS headlights, they've been discussed a lot in here! I'm really interested in your solution because mine are doing the same thing! Open just fine, but never close, even with the key in the 'on' position and the engine running. It's still on my to-do list for things to fix though.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 01, 12:07 PM
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You may need to check the light switch in the dash since it activates the closing process. I'm not sure if the in-line diode would cause these problems but it is located on a brown wire coming from the ignition approx 18 inches --it is wrapped in tape and should be able to be felt as a small bump in the wiring. I would test it for proper function. I don't know what else could be wrong functionally other than to check grounds for the limit switches etc and all plug contacts as you have already done. Process of elimination seems to point toward the switch. Dave Pozzi's diagram should be of great help.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 01, 04:45 PM
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It sounds like the diode might be passing voltage the wrong way.

I've not studied the diagram as I haven't had any trouble with mine.

I'm an origonal owner of a 67 RS too!

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