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Haveing problems with my Headlights, tailights, interior lights.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Esteban86K5, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    My 87 Suburban started having problems the other day with the lights. When I turn the headlights on this happens:

    Headlights turn on
    Taillights do NOT turn on
    Interior floorboard lights turn on
    Interior overhead lights are on but VERY dim
    Dash lights do NOT turn on.

    When I turn the headlight switch to turn the interior lights on this happens:

    Overhead lights turn on bright
    Under dash lights turn off.
    Everything else stays the same.

    SO WTF??? Anyone have any idea of what this may be? I haven't looked at all into this. I thought I'd post the problem here first to see if anyone had any insight on it.

    It started out of the blue. It worked fine, then I parked the truck for a few hours and when I came back it was Fubared. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    'you'll have that from time to time....'
    /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  3. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Sounds like a bad ground.
     
  4. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sounds like a bad ground.

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    seems like it's ALWAYS ground
     
  5. grendel

    grendel 1/2 ton status

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    My thought was the head light switch, myself.
     
  6. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Ground sound possible. I'll try switching the headlight switch with my 86's switch. See if that it'll help. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    'you'll have that from time to time....'
    /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    Nevr heard of this happening from "time to time" /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  8. tree_entz

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    'you'll have that from time to time....'
    /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    Nevr heard of this happening from "time to time" /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    uh... it's a figure of redneck-speech

    for example:
    hick a) "cracked my frame yesterday"
    hick b) "you'll have that..."

    hick a) "f**kn spun a bearing playn last night"
    hick b) "that'll happen..."
     
  9. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry, I'm a NOOB when it comes to Redneck slang. But I'm trying to learn. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    did u check the fuses? my truck did that SAME EXACT thing and it was the tail lights/crst fuse, i got pulled over 2 times for no tail lights because one damn fuse was blown and i couldnt figure it out for the life of me
     
  11. sickquad

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    Could it be the switch itself? I had some weird problems similar to that and it ended up being the switch.

    -Chris
     

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