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I have 77 chevy pu. h/lamps inop.

Installed new switch. still inop. fuse block has spade terminal for headlamps but there is no wire on it. ive searched everywhere for wire. what goes on this terminal? am i missing something. please help! thanks

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  • dreamweaver1 May 11, 2010

    I just finished wiring my sons 1978 camaro. The scematic is the same as the 1977 chevy truck so i might be able to help. I guess I am not understanding exactly what you mean when you say (the fuse block spade terminal). Does your tail lights work? I will do all I can to help you.... for the mechanic shop said it would be 490.00 to fix my sons car and I just could not / would not do this. So I set out over a weekend and fixed the blinkers and the tail lights from the fuse block back.

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Down at the starter you have fuse links check for power at the fuse links one of them is probably bad

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2012 Chevy Silverado low beam light not working.


Regular headlamps or HID ? Check the HDLP LO/HID relay in the under hood fuse / relay box . Will be marked on the inside of the lid . Do you know what a BCM is ? body control module. Could have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored .
DTC 2575 00: Headlamp Low Beam Control Circuit
  1. Ignition OFF, disconnect the low beam relay.
  2. Ignition ON, verify that a test lamp does not illuminate between the control circuit terminal 87 and ground.
  3. ?‡'
    If the test lamp illuminates, test the control circuit for a short to voltage.

  4. Verify that a test lamp illuminates between the B+ circuit terminal 30 and ground.
  5. ?‡'
    If the test lamp does not illuminate, test the B+ circuit for a short to ground or an open/high resistance.

  6. Verify that a test lamp illuminates between the B+ circuit terminal 86 and ground.
  7. ?‡'
    If the test lamp does not illuminate, test the B+ circuit for an open/high resistance.

  8. Ignition OFF, disconnect the harness connector at the inoperative low beam headlamp.
  9. Ignition OFF, scan tool OFF, exterior lamps OFF, test for less than 5.0 ohms between the ground circuit terminal B and ground.
  10. ?‡'
    If greater than the specified range, test the ground circuit for an open/high resistance.

  11. Connect the harness connector at the inoperative low beam headlamp.
  12. Connect a 40A fused jumper wire between the B+ circuit terminal 30 and the control circuit terminal 87. Verify the low beam headlamps are activated.
  13. ?‡'
    If the low beam headlamps do not activate, test the control circuit for a short to ground or an open/high resistance. If the circuit tests normal, replace the inoperative low beam headlamp.

  14. Connect a test lamp between the B+ circuit terminal 86 and the control circuit terminal 85.
  15. Command the Low Beams ON and OFF with a scan tool. The test lamp should turn ON and OFF when changing between the commanded states.
  16. ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always ON, test the control circuit for a short to ground. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.


    ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always OFF, test the control circuit for a short to voltage or an open/high resistance. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.

  17. If all circuits test normal, test or replace the low beam relay.

May 25, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Why aren't parking lights working?


Park lamp fuse 20amp located in the under hood fuse box .DRL control module
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Control Module
Right of the steering column, behind the IP
Park, Sidemarker, Tail and License Lamps
Voltage is applied continuously to the PARK fuse to the headlamp and the instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch through CKT 1340.
When the headlamp and the (IP) lamp dimmer switch is in the PARK or HEAD position, voltage is applied to CKT 9 thus activating the following lamps:
• The park lamps
• The side marker lamps
• The tail lamps
• The license lamps
The park/turn lamps are the only lamps that do not activate yet receive a current from CKT 9. The park/turn lamps do not activate because the voltage drop across the front side marker lamps is much higher than that across the turn lamp filaments Step
Action
Normal Result(s)
Abnormal Result(s)*

1
Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
The following lamps light:
• The license plate lamps
• The taillight lamps
• The front side marker lamps (Domestic)
• The front parking lamps (Domestic)
The headlamp position lamps (Export)
Refer to Park Lamps Inoperative
Park Lamps Inoperative
Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1
Inspect the PARK LP fuse.
Is the fuse open?
--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Step 3

2
Repair a short to ground in CKT 1340.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

3
Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
Use a test light in order to backprobe the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector between terminal R and ground.
Did the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 4

4
Use a test light in order to backprobe the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector between terminal O and ground.
Did the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 6

5
Replace the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

6
Repair the following conditions in CKT 1340 between the PARK LP fuse and the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal O:
• A faulty connection
• An open circuit
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check
--

7
Repair the following conditions in CKT 9 between the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal R and S204:
• A faulty connection
• An open circuit
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Exterior Lights System Check

Feb 18, 2016 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

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I want to take out the high beem fuse for a 2003 buick regal... I lost the car manual


Two fuses HDLP L fuse #36 15amp & HDLP R fuse #32 15amp ,located in the under hood fuse / relay box. One is for Left - low an high beams an the other is for right side low an high beams . What's wrong , no high beams ?
Headlamps Inoperative - High Beams

1

Did you perform the Lighting System Diagnostic System Check?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Lighting Systems

2

  1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
  2. Turn the headlamp switch to the HEAD position.
  3. Place the headlamp dimmer switch in the high beam position.
Are the high beam headlamps operating properly?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
yes Go to Step 3


Is only one high beam headlamp inoperative?
yes Go to Step 7
Go to Step 4

4

Place the headlamp dimmer switch in the flash to pass position.
Do the high beam headlamps operate in the flash to pass position?
Go to Step 13 yes
Go to Step 5 no

5

Place the headlamp dimmer switch in the high beam position.
Does the high beam indicator illuminate?
Go to Step 12
Go to Step 6

6

Test for a high resistance, an open or a short to battery positive voltage in the high beam signal circuit of the headlamp dimmer switch. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 17
Go to Step 13

7

  1. Disconnect the inoperative headlamp.
  2. Using a test lamp connected to ground, probe the battery positive voltage circuit of the inoperative high beam headlamp.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 9

8

Connect a test lamp between the headlamp high beam signal circuit and the battery positive voltage circuit of the inoperative high beam headlamp.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 10

9

Test for a high resistance or an open in the battery positive voltage circuit of the inoperative headlamp. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 17
Go to Step 12

10

Test for a high resistance or an open in the headlamp high beam signal circuit of the inoperative high beam headlamp. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 17
Go to Step 12

11

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the inoperative headlamp. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 17
Go to Step 14

12

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the fuse block - underhood. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 17
Go to Step 15

13

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the headlamp dimmer switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 17
Go to Step 16

14

Replace the inoperative headlamp. Refer to Headlamp Assembly or Headlamp Bulb and/or Cornering, Sidemarker, Park, Turn Signal Bulb Replacement .
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 17
--

15

Replace the fuse block - underhood. Refer to Underhood Electrical Center or Junction Block Replacement in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 17
--

16

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch. Refer to Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 17
--

17

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

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My 2003 Mercury mountaineer low beams won't come on


Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Headlamp switch
  • Multifunction switch
Pinpoint Test B: The Low Beams Are Inoperative
Normal Operation
The headlamp switch sends power through circuit 13 (RD/BK)/15 (RD/YE) to the daytime running lamps relay, then to BJB fuses 42 (10A) (RH headlamp) and 43 (10A) (LH headlamp) through circuit 13 (RD/BK). After passing through the fuses, voltage is then carried through circuits 161 (DG/OG) (RH headlamp) and 160 (DB/WH) (LH headlamp) to the low beam headlamps. Circuit 1205 (BK) is the ground circuit for the headlamps.
Possible Causes
  • Circuit 13 (RD/BK)/15 (RD/YE) open
  • Circuit 697 (BN) open
  • Circuit 196 (DB/OG) open
  • Circuit 1205 (BK) open
  • Circuit 632 (GY/OG) open
  • Circuit 12 (LG/BK) open
  • Multifunction switch
  • Daytime running lamps relay

PINPOINT TEST B: THE LOW BEAMS ARE INOPERATIVE Test Step Result / Action to Take B1 CHECK CIRCUIT 196 (DB/OG) FOR VOLTAGE
  • Key in OFF position.
  • Disconnect: Headlamp Switch C205a.
  • Place the headlamp switch in the headlamps ON position.
  • Place the multifunction switch in the low beam position.
  • Measure the voltage between the headlamp switch C205a-8, circuit 196 (DB/OG), harness side and ground.
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  • Is the voltage greater than 10 volts?
Yes
GO to B2 .

No
REPAIR the circuit. TEST the system for normal operation. B2 CHECK THE HEADLAMP SWITCH
  • Carry out the headlamp switch component test. Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 149 for schematic and connector information.
  • Is the headlamp switch ok?
Yes
GO to B3 .

No
INSTALL a new headlamp switch. REFER to Headlamp Switch in this section. TEST system for normal operation. B3 CHECK CIRCUIT 13 (RD/BK)/15 (RD/YE) FOR AN OPEN
  • Disconnect: Multifunction Switch C202c.
  • Measure the resistance between headlamp switch C205a-9, circuit 13 (RD/BK) and the DRL relay:
    • (early build) pin 3, circuit 15 (RD/YE)
    • (late build) pin 5, circuit 15 (RD/YE)

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  • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms?
Yes
CARRY OUT the multifunction switch component test. If the switch tests OK, INSTALL a new multifunction switch. REFER to Section 211-00 . TEST the system for normal operation.

No
REPAIR the circuit. TEST the system for normal operation.
  • Battery junction box (BJB) fuse(s):
    • 16 (15A)
    • 22 (20A)
    • 42 (10A)
    • 43 (10A)
    • 46 (20A)
  • High beam relay
  • Circuitry


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Auto lights won't turn off on a 2011 Chevy Traverse even after 10 minutes


Well Jeni there are a few thing's that could be wrong , the headlamp switch , the BCM -body control module -a electronic control module . There are relays involved also ,but don't think there at fault . To be sure you need to do some electrical test to know for sure ! I suggest you take it to a ASE certified repair shop that has the knowledge , tools an service info - wiring diagrams etc.. ! Oh and a scan tool that can extract DTC'S from the BCM there could be a diagnostic trouble code pointing to the problem !
DTC B257A 00: Headlamp Switch Input Signal Mismatch
Diagnostic Fault Information

Circuit

Short to Ground

Open/High Resistance

Short to Voltage

Signal Performance
Headlamp Switch Off Signal
B257A 00
3
--
--
Park Lamp Switch On Signal
5
4
--
--
Headlamp Switch On Signal
B257A 00
2
--
--
Headlamp Ground
--
2, 3, 4
2
--

1. Headlamps Always On

2. Headlamps Inoperative From Switch

3. Unable To Turn OFF Automatic Headlamps

4. Park Lamps Inoperative From Switch

5. Park Lamps Always On
When the headlamp switch is in the OFF position, the body control module (BCM) receives a ground signal through the headlamp switch OFF circuit and an open signal on the park lamp ON circuit and headlamps ON circuit. When the headlamp switch is in the PARK or HEAD position, the BCM receives an open signal through the headlamp switch OFF circuit and a ground signal through the park lamp ON circuit or headlamp ON circuit.
Circuit/System Testing

  1. Ignition OFF, disconnect the harness connector at the headlamp switch.
  2. Verify that a test lamp illuminates between the ground circuit terminal 8 and B+.
  3. ?‡'
    If the test lamp does not illuminate, test the ground circuit for an open/high resistance.

  4. Ignition ON, verify the scan tool Auto Hdlp. Disable Sw. parameter is Inactive.
  5. ?‡'
    If not the specified value, test the signal circuit terminal 3 for a short to ground. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.

  6. Verify the scan tool Headlamp Switch parameter is Inactive.
  7. ?‡'
    If not the specified value, test the signal circuit terminal 1 for a short to ground. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.

  8. Verify the scan tool Parklamp Switch parameter is Inactive.
  9. ?‡'
    If not the specified value, test the signal circuit terminal 2 for a short to ground. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.

  10. If all circuits test normal, test or replace the headlamp switch.
If the BCM needs to be replaced , it has to be programmed . The dealer is pretty much the only place to have that done at ! There are other places ,you have to look in the phone book or inquire at local repair shops . Some towns ,city's have mobile repair guy's that do flash programming of modules etc... Good luck hope I gave you some insight on the problem ! I tell people these thing's an it's like they don't believe me , I see they repost the same question . I started working as a Technician in 1984 at a Chevy dealer ship an have worked at Cadillac , Pontiac , GMC dealer ships ! I see all to often people trying to fix these type of problems by just replacing parts not knowing what they are doing an wasting there money an later bring it to the shop anyway ! So I hope you make a good decision an take to a qualified repair person or shop !

Jul 05, 2015 | 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

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Were is headlight low beam relay


It is located in the under hood fuse/relay box . It's non -replaceable ,if bad whole fuse box has to be replaced ! The low beam headlamps may be turned ON in 3 different ways:
?€¢
When the headlamp switch in the HEAD position for normal operations


?€¢
When the headlamp switch is in the AUTO position, for automatic lamp control (ALC)


?€¢
When the headlamp switch is placed in the AUTO position, with the windshield wipers ON in daylight conditions, after a 6 second delay

Battery voltage is applied at all times to the coil and switch sides of the LOW BEAM PCB Relay located in the underhood fuse block. When the headlamp switch is placed in the HEAD position, ground from G202 is applied through headlamps ON switch signal circuit to the body control module (BCM), signaling the headlamps ON request. In response to this signal, the BCM applies ground through the headlamp low beam relay control circuit energizing the low beam relay. With the relay energized, battery voltage is applied through the switch side of the relay, the left and right low beam fuses, and the low beam supply voltage circuits illuminating the low beam headlamps. Ground for the left headlamp is provided at G101 and the right headlamp at G100.
Low Beam Relay Test

  1. Ignition OFF, disconnect the C2 harness connector at the underhood fuse block.
  2. Connect a test lamp between the control circuit terminal A5 and B+.
  3. Ignition ON, command the Low Beams ON and OFF with a scan tool. The test lamp should turn ON and OFF when changing between the commanded states.
  4. ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always ON, test the control circuit for a short to ground. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.


    ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always OFF, test the control circuit for a short to voltage or an open/high resistance. If the circuit tests normal, replace the BCM.

  5. If all circuits test normal, replace the underhood fuse block.
  6. Ignition OFF, disconnect the harness connector at the inoperative low beam headlamp. Test for less than 5.0 ohms between the ground circuit terminal B and ground.
    ?‡'
    If greater than the specified range, test the ground circuit for an open/high resistance.

    Connect a test lamp between the supply voltage circuit terminal A and ground. Ignition ON, command the Low Beams ON and OFF with a scan tool. The test lamp should turn ON and OFF when changing between the commanded states.
    ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always ON, test the supply voltage circuit for a short to voltage. If the circuit tests normal, replace the underhood fuse block.


    ?‡'
    If the test lamp is always OFF, test the supply voltage circuit for a short to ground or an open/high resistance. If the circuit tests normal, replace the underhood fuse block.

    If all circuits test normal, test or replace the low beam headlamp.

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My high beams on my 2002 grand prix wont work..now my turn signals n horn dont either


check the lighting module and light switch. GM have a massive recall on for modules and switches.

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Passenger headlight don't work 2003 lincoln navagator


high beam or low beam? or both of them on one side.

  • One low beam headlamp is inoperative
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse 23 (10A) (RH headlamp).
  • CJB fuse 25 (10A) (LH headlamp).
  • Circuitry.
  • CJB.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test C .


  • One high beam headlamp is inoperative
  • Circuitry.
  • Headlamp assembly.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test D .

  • The high and low beam headlamp is inoperative on one side
  • Circuitry.
  • REPAIR ground circuit 57 (BK).


  • Headlamp switch
  • Multifunction switch
  • Vehicle Security Module
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse(s):
    • 17 (15A)
    • 23 (10A)
    • 25 (10A)
    • 35 (20A)
    • 40 (20A)
  • Circuitry
  • Headlamp bulbs
  • Daytime running lamp (DRL) relay



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1994 ford f-150 with day time running lights headlightnot working


Daytime Running Lamps
The daytime running lamp (DRL) system is designed to turn the high beam headlamps on, with a reduced light output, and without illuminating the high beam indicator lamp in the instrument panel. You have a DRL Module.
The multifunction switch is the stalk on your column.

This is 96 F150 circuit. Don't have 94.

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Symptom Chart, Headlamps HEADLAMPS Condition Possible Source Action
  • Headlamps Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged headlamp switch.
  • Blown fuse.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test A .
  • Headlamps On Continuously
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged headlamp switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test B .
  • High Beams or Low Beams Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged multi-function switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test C .
  • One High Beam or One Low Beam Headlamp Inoperative
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged connector.
  • Headlamp bulb damaged.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test D .
  • Flash-to-Pass Inoperative
  • Blown fuse.
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged multi-function switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test E .



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1997 Ford Aspire Low/High beam headlamps not working


---------- HEADLAMPS Condition Possible Source Action
  • Headlamps Inoperative
  • Fuse.
  • Headlamp relay.
  • Circuit.
  • Multi-function switch.
  • Headlamp bulbs.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test A1 .
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Headlamp Relay
  1. Key OFF.
  1. Remove the headlamp relay.
  1. Using a jumper, connect terminal C159-1 and terminal C159-2 on the headlamp relay to the battery positive terminal


    Pin Number Circuit Circuit Function C159-1 7C (R) Hot At All Times C159-2 7B (R) Hot At All Times C159-3 12 (R/GN) Multi-function Switch Input C159-4 11 (R/BL) Multi-function Switch Control
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