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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 6th, 01, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a 68 ragtop. Are the courtesy lights supposed to turn on when you turn the headlight switch counter clockwise? Mine doesn't, and there's no "click" indicating that the switch allows this.

The only way they come on is with the doors open. Just curious.

My headlights, high and low, and dimmer all work fine.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 6th, 01, 03:16 PM
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Thats interesting, I'm gonna write you what a Year One catalog says about headlamp switches. "All 67 models, all 68 models except RS. This new GM service replacement switch does not have the internal light that came with the original switch". Does that means that you might have a replacement switch? Also they mention RS and non RS, what is the difference? I know they have to open the doors, maybe is for that purpose while cleaning them but is it that the RS have another position in the switch? Just curiosity.
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Switches for the rs actuates the vacuum canister for the hidden headlights. You should be able to turn on the courtesy lights by turning the switch. I'd try another one, I have a 69 convertible.
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Guess I need to replace the switch.

Any convertible 67-68 owners out there to confirm the headlight switch turns on the interior courtesy lights?

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Uh hu... 67 coupe and convertible, rs and non use the same switch, 68 rs has an additional vacuum part on the switch. Counter clockwise should turn on the interior courtesy lights

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Turning the headlight switch should indeed light up the courtesy lamps. It does in my case. 68 convertible
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