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Old 02-01-2011, 04:07 PM
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ok guys. headlight switch on my car is giving me issues. ive googled and seen kind of the same issues but cant pinpoint my problem.

When i pull the headlights completely on, only the headlights are on. When i pull the switch for just the parking lights and dash lights, nothing is on. Between when the parking lights and headlights are on, there is a sweet spot where i can get both to come on, but its touchy and sometimes they flicker real bad. But anyways...

I replaced the pigtail for the headlight switch because it was burned a little bit, not sure why that was. I also replaced the headlight switch. Did not help the issue. I then put the headlight switch in from my 96 (which i knew worked) and that also did not help.

My next thought was the combination switch on the steering column. I replaced it with the one from my 96 again, and that did not solve the issue.

So now i hit a wall and cant think of what to do next... any ideas guys???
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who did the fancy headlight install on your car, I think you have an amperage draw problem due to aftermarket lights, it could be a poor install or just a wiring complication because of the aftermarket lights
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who did the fancy headlight install on your car, I think you have an amperage draw problem due to aftermarket lights, it could be a poor install or just a wiring complication because of the aftermarket lights
well the sig would be a 96.... so lets get back to my 95 thats all stock that im talking about.
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Well sorry about the mix up, I don't see how I could've done that since the two years differ so much.

Start hunting down fuse links, check for power at the rear lights when the switch is on, do some general testing of the electrical system other than swapping out parts, break out the multimeter man.
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