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Dash light help ASAP

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86haubs, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. 86haubs

    86haubs 1/2 ton status

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    Going out of town this tonight and my dash lights quit woking. It used to be dim, but I would mess with the headlight switch and it would come back on. Now it is dead. I checked everything I could think of. The only lights working are the blinkers and high beams. I ruled out the chance of a light bulb because all the gauges are off. What are the chances the headlight switch could be bad?
     
  2. mr_clean

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    I'd say very good. If you fiddled with the headlight switch to get it working then it sounds like the pot on that switch is shot.
     
  3. 86haubs

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    Where is the quickest place to pick one of these up besides the dealer, are they carried at Autozone, or something similar? Do you know how much they run and about how hard the install is?
     
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    auto zone,checker, napa etc. E.Z. to replace and prob. under 20.00.
     
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    Mine is $13 at Autozone for a 73', and they are pretty easy to change out.
     
  6. 86dieselburb

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    I just bought a new GM switch from Classic Industries. Got the GM part number. Its alot cheaper at GM Parts Direct like only $16. Was $29 at Classic

    73-78 Headlight Switch #1995217
     
  7. wildmouse216

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    Check your taillights. The dash lights will die if your taillights go out.
     

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