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headlight issues

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tecton, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    had a headlight go out, got another one, put it in, withint 3 hours the bulb inside popped....

    dont know what is causing this

    voltmeter reads 11v engine off...13v at idle

    anyone have a wiring diagram for the headlights?

    also, the high/low beam switch is broken

    any wirediagram for the switch, how to change it, and how much?


    thanks

    86k
    2 sealed beam lights
     
  2. ugly_blazer

    ugly_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe the new bulb was defective? Are you volt readings at the battery or the headlight socket? I would try another bulb before I spend a lot of time tracing wiring. I can't help you on the bright light switch. All of my trucks have it on the floor because I can't get my foot up to the column to turn the brights on.
     
  3. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    also, the high/low beam switch is broken


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    Well fix that first . Should be easy as undoing a plug , they show it in the common repair manuals for our era trucks , get one keep it in your garage or in your console . Then with the broken switch replaced you start looking for problems , if they don't already go away /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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