Re: Headlights out
Thanks for the picture. I've got the replacement switch to look at and it's shown as figure 26 on page 12-16 of the 1968 chassis manual. So I'm OK there. I followed the directions in the manual which directs to pull the switch knob to on position before depressing the switch shaft retainer and then removing shaft. It's not working. I've tried all kinds of other permutations and I have found one that seems to allow for full depression . I can feel a "click" with my fingertips and the pin "locks-in" fully depressed but the shaft is still seems to be hung up on something. I've looked at the replacement switch with a bright light and magnifying glass so I understand how the internal catch mechamism is supposed to work, but it doesn't seem to be doing that.
I'm wondering if somehow the lights out and shaft probelm might be connected. That is, maybe the lights aren't working and the shaft isn't being released because something is preventing the switch from coming into the full on position. Maybe what I perceive as "on" is just not quite.
It's getting dark here in Jersey, so tomorrow I'll try out any tips I get, including non-switch issues. After that I guess the answer is to order a replacement shaft and when that comes in - lop off the old one to get the switch out.
Replacing the windshield wiper switch a year ago, in hindsight, was easy compared to this.
What do you want to bet after all this that the switch isn't even the problem?