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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 08, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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lighting problems

ok just replaced the headlight switch to no avail. here is my lighting issues. first off the headlights only work when they are on bright the turn signals work but only have front parking lights with no rear prake lights or running lights when lights are on. whenever i turn head lights on i have one brake light single light on the dash come on and i have no dash lights. plz this is a 68 and if anyone can help this would be great.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 08, 04:10 PM
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Re: lighting problems

Ground the instrument panel to metal if it isn't already!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 08, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Re: lighting problems

ok update brake and turns work all around no parking lights in rear, fronts work. headlights work only on highbeam and no dash lights other than one red between gauges.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 08, 06:17 PM
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Re: lighting problems

You have multiple problems, there is no "one' fix, but several.

Headlights only on hi-beam? Take out dimmer switch and check. Water probably got on it and corroded internally or the connector itself, or wiring from dimmer toheadlights.

No park lights in rear, assuming the low side bulbs are good, check wiring.

No dash lights, assuming all bulbs are good, the dash lights get ground from the center-top bezel screw. Make sure this screw is intact.

And a wiring diagram/service manual is a must for these old cars, especially if it has had 40 years of halfass wire-hack jobs performed on it (like mine did)

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 08, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: lighting problems

yea were can i find those little bulb housings i'm missing one. and would all the lights not work if i'm missing one or just a burnt bulb.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 08, 09:13 PM
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Re: lighting problems

You can purchase replacement bulbs easily from Ricks or Firewheel.

If one bulb is bad should not effect others unless you have a short. Look at replacing the circut membrane on the back of the gauge cluster. The copper traces are thin and may be a problem.
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