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Does the head light switch have one or two positions? only my parking lights work. this is for 1989 mustang g t .

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This particular switch which you describe is notorius for going bad, you may need to replace it. Removal is done by reaching behind the paddles and pressing in the little tabs you see under them as you gently pull on tabs. There is four tabs on the inside to press in, press the right ones in first, then the left ones. and the switch should come out without having to dismantle the dash instrument shroud. I am about to replace yet anotherone of these myself for the third time. (sighs)

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    Of course you may want to eliminate the possibility of a blown fuse and faulty relay that provides power to the headlights as well. This relay is located somewhere on the side of the engine compartment if I recall correctly.

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