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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 14, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question lighting problem

last Monday came home from a show and noticed my parking lights were not working. I have no taillights, license plate light, side marker lights, front parking lights, highbeams and my dash lights do not work. I have low beams, turn signals, and brake lights. I crossed the red wire with the brown wire(I think) on the headlight switch harness and they came on, so I thought it was the switch. ordered a switch, installed and nope. I checked the ground coming off the switch and its all tight. could it be my dimmer switch? any ideas?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 14, 06:23 AM
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Re: lighting problem

Blown tail light fuse. The dash light are fed from the tailight fuse even though they have a separate fuse.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 14, 06:43 AM
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If you have low beams the floor mounted dimmer is a probable issue with no high beams

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Re: lighting problem

thx guys, pulled the tail light fuse out, it wasn't blown. it did have what looked like solder drop on the metal part . so I put another fuse in just to try it and I got lights. put the fuse that I took out back in and light still work, may have a bad connection. everything now works but the high beams, my dash indicator says the high beams are on but no high beam lights. I lifted the carpet to get to the dimmer and the terminals are corroded. cleaned them up but still no high beam lights.

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Re: lighting problem

You can check for power at the headlight connector. The Light Green wire is high beams. All that is in-between the headlight and the dimmer switch is the fuse block. So, if no power to the headlights, it is either a bad contact in the fuse block or the wire to that connector or the dimmer switch.


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Re: lighting problem

Just cleaning the wire connections on the floor dimmer wont always put it back in good shape... dirt, sand, water can get up inside the switch between the larger button that your foot hits and the shaft its mounted on. Also did you remove the switch from the floor while cleaning the connections? If not, remove it and clean up the screw holes and use new screws to make a good grounding. Then, they are super cheap, replace it.

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Re: lighting problem

I'm pretty sure the same wire goes to both the high beams and high beams indicator light. So, if the indicator is working, the switch is probably trying to send voltage to the lights.?.?


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