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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 11, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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The electrical gremlins never end

So now when I turn on the headlights, the driver side light come on. When I hit the highbeam switch, driver goes off and passenger side lights up. Oh come on! Seriously???
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 11, 05:32 PM
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1st make sure the headlamps are in good condition. I've seen that before.

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1st make sure the headlamps are in good condition. I've seen that before.
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Re: The electrical gremlins never end

Typical old car stuff. About 45% of the time it's a ground issue, another 45% is a rusty or bad connection. The other 10%...... good luck, lol.
Sometimes its obvious like bad bulbs etc as pointed out above. Your best bet is check grounds and get a voltmeter and start checking sockets and plugs. I chased grounds and rusty sockets in my car for weeks.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 11, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Geez, grounds are so underrated. Will check this out. Thanks all.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 11, 09:46 AM
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Bad connections form a chain too. Seems like when you find and fix one, the next weekest link reveals itself. Don't be surprised if you have to chase a few. Even the fuse terminals themselves can give you fits.

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Bad connections form a chain too. Seems like when you find and fix one, the next weekest link reveals itself. Don't be surprised if you have to chase a few. Even the fuse terminals themselves can give you fits.
So true about one leading to another.
Good point about the fuse box, my prongs on the fuse box where rusty and I chased a wiper motor switch issue for awhile until I noticed the rust there. If the windshield leaks it leaks right on the box.
The good news is once you get it sorted out it shouldn't give you trouble, mine was bad when i got the car but has been really good for awhile now. ...of course I just jinxed myself....ha.

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Re: The electrical gremlins never end

Problems like these are why I am slowly replacing all wire harnesses in my car...

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