When I turn on my headlights, only the the bottom set of lights come on. I ride around holding the bright's switch in....annoying! I've had two sets of people (who are very good with cars) attempt to fix this. Any suggestions?
I posted this reply before - my 1997 has the same issue and it is in the tilt wheel connections. my headlight will only work with the steering wheel tilted all the way up. if it is in any other position only the parking lights will work. I have not taken apart the tilt wheel to clean the connections.
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I think I answered this question this morning, but it may have been for a different car. Assuming the headlights are ok, I would check for power in and out of the dimmer switch, then the headlight switch. Both are incorporated into the turn signal switch on the column.
The head light controls on a police car are exactly like those on any other Crown Vic. I have repaired dozens of them. More than likely you have no contact inside the multifunction switch. I would replace the switch as the most likely source of the problem. These are easy to change, just remove both halves of the plastic cover around the steering column and there are two Torx (also called star screws) screws holding the switch onto the column. The screws are on the bottom down in wells of the lower calm shell cover, they are cross points (Phillips) This is a fairly common failure on police cars (P71 and P73 option).
/// new column needs a multi function switch 500 dollars but i would wire around it and add old time floor switch done it lots and it works well get a diagram from the library to find the wires to cut ground switched i believe
you most likely need to replace the turn signal switch, also known as the headlight module. you have to remove the cover from around the steering column. there are usually phillips screws going through the bottom of the cover that hold it in place.
Hello there - I would suggest checking the fuse for your lights in the fuse box, and check under the hood for a fuse/relay box, and have the relay tested. If the fuses and relays are good, open the hood, and try to check the connection to the headlights and make sure they are securely connected. You also mentioned that when you push the headlights switch forward for brights, and turn on the night time head lights, and neither come on but the daytime lights do, makes me suspect the switch itself may be bad. I would first check the fuses and relays if any. Second, I would replace the bulbs (if replacable). Other than that, my last guess would be an electrical problem in the wiring somewhere. I hope this information helps you fix your lights. Thank you for your time and consideration in my suggestions/answers.
I believe that all of the Functions Listed above are on the Same Handle. There is a Half Moon Circuit and Switch that Goes around the Steering Shaft inside the Steering Column for this Handle. This is Malfunctioning and will need to be Replaced. Not an Easy Job. You will need to Pull the Sterring Wheel and go from their. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
I had the same problem. The solution is simple; the ignition switch needs to be replaced. This is an easy do-it-yourself project. Here are instructions: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2532481 Check for a switch on ebay, they are about $15. After 10 years they wear out.