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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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No Head Lights

The headlights on my 69 Z8 RS will not turn on. All other lights are fine. There is power to the switch. Anyone have the switch diagram so I can test it to see if the thermal breaker has failed?

Second, what should I be testing from the switch to the head lights. The lights are fine.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 07:02 PM
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Re: No Head Lights

check dimmer switch ....
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 08:17 PM
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Re: No Head Lights

check the ground to the headlights out on the radiator support
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 06, 12:17 AM
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Re: No Head Lights

2nd the dimmer switch. if you have power everywhere but at the headlights, 9 times out of 10 the dimmer switch is the culprit. I know it seems too easy.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 06, 04:39 AM
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Re: No Head Lights

Same problem here... found it was the dimmer switch on the floor.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 06, 09:49 AM
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Re: No Head Lights

Just in case it's not the dimmer switch, here's an excerpt from my diagrams that might help you. You can find the full set in TC's classifieds.


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 06, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: No Head Lights

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Turns out the issue was a dirty connection at the dimmer switch. Cleaned it up and now there is light.

We have to love working on these cars. Work on one issue and out of the blue comes another one.

Thanks everybody.
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