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1988 Ford Bronco 2 XLT Headlight Problem

I have a 1988 Ford Bronco 2 XLT, and the problem that I am having is that I had blown both of my headlights, and when I replaced both of my headlights I don't get any power to them. I also do not have any dashboard lights either. I had replaced the light switch with a new one and I am still not getting any power to the headlight or dashboard lights. I have been told by serveral mechanics and a autoparts dealers that it is m connectors, but I have tested the connectors and they show that there is power going to them. I am basically stumped and I cant figure out what the problem is. I have also checked and changed all of the fuses.

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  • 1-bassman Jan 11, 2009

    Hi, I doubt that 4 months later you still have the same problem. You have either fixed it, or you have gotten another vehicle. I recently had a headlight problem and found that the problem is under the top cover of the steering column. It is one of the female connectors inside the wire harness. I guess the wire that supplies power to the headlights has high amps going through it and in turn, heats up to the point that the female connector looses contact from its male connector. Mine got so hot, it actually melted the plastic connector to a point. I squeezed mine together and made tight connection again. I would like to get a new wire harness for mine, but cannot locate one yet. In looking for one, I came upon this site. Again, probably late with an idea, but maybe of some assistance.



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Be sure to check and see if your wiring to frame ground is good. I am not sure that you "blew" all of this at once. There should be a ground that runs from the light harness to somewhere on the core support. Just be prepared to chase wires. Electrical gremlins are always fun.

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