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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 12, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Headlamp switch removal

Can anyone tell me how to remove the headlight switch on a 67 camaro? I recently installed a new underdash harness and I had issues when I installed the headlight connector to the switch. I don't think I got it completly in as I am having some issues with the headlights. Figured if I could remove the switch I could make sure the adapter was securely fastened.
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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Reach up inside the dash and on the drvr side of switch, press button and hold.
Pull out the knob with its shaft and let go of the button.
Unscrew the bezel nut and switch will drop down inside the dash.

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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Can I remove the bezel nut by hand or will I need to use a tool? Does the nut come off of the switch or is it "attached" to the switch? Last question, how difficult will it be for me to mount the switch back?
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Re: Headlamp switch removal

They sell a tool that removes the nut on the light switch. But I would take a pair on needle nose pliers and put the ends in the slot and slowly turn the nut to see if it will come off. If not buy the tool.

The nut unscrews from the front side and the switch has the threads that the nut screws into.

Its not that difficult to put back in. It should have a slot in the dash for the switch to sit in to stop it from turning when the nut is screwed in.

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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Here is the switch off my 69, but the pic shows the button, its spring loaded...push in and pull out shaft then work on your bezel nut. (you wont have the hose bibs, thats for RS headlight doors , vacuum only 68-69 )


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Re: Headlamp switch removal

OKay, didn't realize the switch just screws off on the front after the knob is pulled off. Pulled out the old switch and sure enough I bend over one of the prongs. Straightened it up and sure enough it works.
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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Cool! Good work, Brent.

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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Is there a trick to geting the shaft out? I've pushed the button and held it 100 different ways but all i have is a raw finger. I've pushed the button in the with shaft in all positions and done it with the shaft twisted full left and full right. What I expected to be the easiest part of the project has taken 1/2 hr with no success. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Usually all it takes is a squeeze/push of the button, doesn't matter what position/rotation the knob is in.
You might spray the button and the shaft with WD40 and attempt again.

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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Shot a little lube in and it came out pretty easily. Thanks
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 12, 05:20 PM
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Re: Headlamp switch removal

Tbd67, it is a bugger to get the shaft off. You have to have patients, and a little wd40. I was about to buy a new switch for $25 from Ricks, then for grins I checked local O'Reillys Auto Parts and they carry for $12.99.
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