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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 06, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Help with Weird Headlight problem

Strange thing has happened to my 68 Big Block Camaro tonite. I went for a quick cruise earlier on this evening and everything was fine. Came home and then went to take it out again about an hour later and my headlights would not come on. The strange thing is, they work OK on High Beam but nothing on low. Any advice anyone?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 06, 06:39 AM
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Re: Help with Weird Headlight problem

high beam switch, remove connector, clean contacts, try it again





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Re: Help with Weird Headlight problem

yep the switch on the floor next to your left foot, they get kicked, dirt and water at times from shoes, connections get messed up or pulled off completely or just a little, giving sporadic issues. Like Jim said, clean it up and try.

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I agree, it's the Dimmer switch. I had several go bad on me. Easy to replace.....connector and two screws.

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Re: Help with Weird Headlight problem

I removed the switch, pulled it apart and everything looked just fine. Put the switch back together, cleaned all the contacts and tried again, no luck. Just as I was about to pull it all apart again, the lights came on and everything worked! Screwed it back into place and it's all good. Geez, I hope it doesn't black out on me as I am driving!

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Re: Help with Weird Headlight problem

for the cheap price those are, buy a new one and dont worry about it failing again.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 12:38 PM
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Re: Help with Weird Headlight problem

Check your earths
Blowing rear light bulbs also? or blubs becomming a little discoloured.
clean the tail /brake earths.
If u are having probs up front, the rear will be due for a clean up also.

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earth = grounds for us down under impaired my sis used to live in Perth

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AussieCamaroOwner knows what I mean lol,
A fellow Down Under (ANZAC)
Except he lives across the 'pond', a Colony of NZ.

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