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Old 10-26-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default Headlight switch issue

Originally Posted by Screamintrashcan View Post
I love these kind of problems, so I got my usually worthless for electrics Ha**** manual, and this is what I see. theres the 40 amp fuse in the distribution box under the hood, and I thought there were relays in there too, but I don't see any in the drawings, but that doesn't mean anything, as their diagrams leave much to be desired... No DRLs, I hope... wish I knew if you had instrument lights or not... I take for granted that the trailer plug is disconnected and you still have a malfunction... Brake lights work? plug pulled on trailer brake box? Onc eyou're in the power dist box, take a good long hard look at the fusible links, apparently they're in there, and visible, look for hot spots... If you have one thats cooked, I, myself would get a pigtailed fuse holder the kind that use blade fuses and put it in place of the fusible links, (I hate those things) The book doesn't say anything about which pins go where on the back of the headlight switch, just the 'multifunction' or blinker switch, and the wiper switch... Good luck!!!!!
I replaced the 40 amp fuse in the distribution box right off the bat. It had been cooked. There's nothing plugged into the trailer receptacle. I will look for fusible links in that distribution box this evening.
The instrument lights come on inbetween the stops on the headlight switch just like the clearance lights do. I'll check on the brake lights. I do know the directional signals still work.

Thanks, Barry
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