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Headlite switch knob pulled out and is lost. Any way to repair so lights will work?

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Get a new switch,pull connector off old switch and connect to new one until you can install it

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I can't see the switch causing the rear lights to fail without affecting the headlights also. Is it possible that the only headlights you got to work at the time are the daylight headlights - for visibility during the daytime? the breaklights work so you've not got faulty lights. Also the fact that both left and right brake lights work points to the switch as being the culprit. Is it possible that when you reinstalled the knob it's just not placed on there correctly? That would prevent the switch from possibly operating correctly. Check your turn signals. If they both work that should instill confidence that the switch is the culprit. If you're brave (I don't know your level of "handymanness") you could pull the switch knob off again and this time look very closely at the knob and the post it slides onto. Most knobs (I believe yours should twist, not pull, but I'm not sure as you don't list the model) press onto a post that is "D" shaped. The knob has a corresponding recessed hole that is also shaped like a "D" Assuming (yeah, it makes an xss out of you and me...) that you placed the knob correctly the first time is it possible that the dash cutout is limiting the switch movement? This would only occur if the knob wasn't placed correctly. I'm not sure again because you don't list the model. If all else fails then replace the switch - available at most all auto parts stores. Good luck!

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