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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 4th, 06, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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funky light switch?

I have a 67 rs that i just recently took out of storage for the summer now that it is nice out. When i took the car out i checked all the lights to see if they worked which they all did. Well last monday i was leaving a friends house and it was dark out. I turned the lights on and now my headlights and front parking lights work fine but my gauge lights and taillights do not work at all. I have checked all fuses and they are fine. Does this sound like a bad light switch? I have taken the switch out and taken it apart and tried to clean the contacts but that didn't work. The switch i believe is the original and seems pretty worn. I have ordered a new light switch and am waiting for the part now but i am open to all suggestions. Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 4th, 06, 06:53 PM
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Re: funky light switch?

Even if the fuse appears to be intact, if the clips have corrosion on them, it can still affect the lights... Pull the fuse and use a fine sandpaper to clean the clips .... That may resolve the problem
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Re: funky light switch?

Check the tail light connector underneath the dash at the place where it plugs into the harness. Wiggle it might just be loose.

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Re: funky light switch?

Headlight switch powers taillight fuse which powers the dash fuse. Check both sides of the taillight fuse first with a test light or meter. If you have power on one side and not the other, its the fuse. If you don't have power on either side, its the headlight switch.

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