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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 99, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 69 Camaro. The headlights stopped working for no apparent reason. The fuse is in the switch assembly. I am looking for troubleshooting tips before I tear apart the dash trying to get to the switch.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 99, 11:50 AM
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The best way to trouble shoot this problem would be to check for voltage at the headlights. (easiest) Don't ever assume that both lights can't go out at the same time. Assuming in electrical trouble shooting can get you in trouble and waste lotsa time! Then follow the harness back to the firewall connector. Jiggling the connector after loosening the bolt might solve the problem. Also check the dimmer switch. It's prone to corrossion and terminal overheating. Check for voltage at the light blue wire while you're there. This is the wire coming from the switch. After that, it's time to gain access to the switch and check for voltage at the proper terminals. There should be voltage at all times at the large red wire. That's the input. Good luck!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 99, 08:37 PM
 
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My wifes van just had the same thing, both headlights out at the same time. I checked all fuses, they were ok. Then I pulled one headlight and checked for power at the plug, had power. Next I pulled other light out, corrosion between the bulb and plug. So I replaced one bulb and cleaned my connections on the pass. side. No real point other than electrical problems can be easy and seem difficult.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 07, 07:02 PM
 
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Re: Headlight Problem

I Have A 96 Camaro And The Headlights Just Went Out, Foglights Breaklights All Work, Still Have Not Been Able To Figure Out, Not The Fuses, All Were Good
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 07, 07:04 PM
 
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Re: Headlight Problem

I Have 96 Camaro And Driving Along The Headlights Went Out, All Other Lights Work, Fuses All Good, Need Help
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 07, 08:19 PM
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Re: Headlight Problem

betcha the floor mounted dimmer switch is the culprit been there done that, it shorts out or the plug comes undone from the switch under the carpet or the connections get rusty from moisture on the floor. Give that a check and report back

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 07, 10:09 PM
 
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Re: Headlight Problem

I agree with Jim--my '68 did the same thing one time and it was the dimmer switch. Good luck!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 07, 04:10 AM
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Re: Headlight Problem

Same for me. The head lights went out on my 69 twon nights ago. Found a melted plug at the floor mounted dimmer switch and also the switch was not working (would not click when depresed by hand). I replaced the switch and the plug last night and now the lights are working fine.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 07, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Headlight Problem

I was surprised to see I had a post since I haven't logged in for quite a while. I then saw it was post I made almost eight years ago. In summary my headlight problem was indeed due to the floor mounted dimmer switch. I frequently hit the switch by mistake.
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