Question about 1984 Chevrolet El Camino
There is no fuse for the headlights as there is a circuit breaker in the headlight switch itself.
Normally a circuit breaker will still allow the lights to come on and go out when the breaker overheats.
it is possible you have a bad positive voltage supply to the switch or a bad dimmer switch.
I remember GM cars from that time period having problems with dimmer switches.
Check for power on the yellow wire that goes into the dimmer with the headlight switch on, then the tan wire on low beam and the light green on high beam.
If yellow has power but the other two do not the dimmer switch is bad.
If the yellow has no power the problem is the headlight switch or the power supply to it.
The dimmer is mounted on the left side of the steering column just above the brake pedal and is activated by a rod that comes down from the signal/dimmer lever.
Try not to let the rod slide down and out of that lever if you change the switch.
Hope this helps you find your problem.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
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