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What do the headlight and dimmer switch connect toon an 86 cutlass?

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Headlight dimmer is either on the floor left of the brake pedal or a function on the turn signal arm by moving forward 2 times per cycle click up on- click up off.. the actual switch is on top of the steering column just under the dashboard which requires the mounting bracket to be removed and the column lowered for acesss it is usually close to and just beside the actual ignition switch which is much larger in size..good luck..

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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the switch is built into the cluster you can replace it but i will require soldering and you mat find it hard to get ahold of one , you may just look into getting a used cluster off ebay are you sure you dimmer switch is suspect? i have located the clusters on ebay for around $80 this is your best bet -jeff

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Instrument panel lights fail to

One problem may be the orange bulb check. It's located next to the headlight relay on the driver side under the hood next to the fuse box. It's in a covered box too. The soldering gets tiny cracks from age/vibration. Needs to be replaced. Try ebay or your $aab dealer.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Headlights went out.

its the dimmer. it happens a lot with this model.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: headlights go off and on, already changed dimmer switch and fuse

sounds like the headlamp switch is ffaulty it has an internal breaker that trips on and off check the connector for heat damage

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Headlights not working. They will come on if you

You need to take the vehicle back to whoever repaired it for there's a rod running down from your dimmer switch to the actual dimmer switch mounted above your ankles which should be white and/or green and it has two 5/16" nuts or 8 mm, same thing, and the headlight dimmer switch is slotted to move it up or down the column to make contact. You can do this yourself in loosening the bolts, turning on the headlights, and when they stay on, lock down one of the 8 mm bolts, then check the dimming feature and if it's still not correct, loosen the bolts just enough to move the switch (with the rod coming down from the steering wheel) just enough to "fine-tune" your adjustment.

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Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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