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1976 p30 step van. replaced headlight pull-on switch. lites now all work, but 2 wires into the harness still get very hot very quickly

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SOURCE: removed dash to replace heater

no, there is a control module that plugged in or its plugged in at the wrong module

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I had a similar problem on my '86 G30 class-c motorhome. Turns out, the fusible link is on the main post of the starter solenoid. There is a metal conduit to protect the wiring from the heat of the headers, crispy wires were inside!

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check headlight relay

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SOURCE: my 1986 p30 step van wont start without a jump got

I believe you have a poor connection somewhere.Check your connections

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SOURCE: 1993 dodge 250 pick up. headlight switch shorted

it would be best to make a trip to the salvage yard and remove an old switch and either write down wire locations,or cut the plug and buy it

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No low beam head lights on 1999buick regal

Do you know how to do basic automotive electrical testing ?

Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

Disconnect the headlamp switch.
Turn the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
Using a test light, frontprobe between the headlamp switch harness connector terminal D to ground.
Does the test light illuminate? YES - NO ?

Using a test light, probe between the headlamp switch harness connector terminal D to ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 4
Replace the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Has the repair been made?
Go to Headlight System Check
Repair a poor connection or an open in circuit 1750 between the headlamp switch and the harness connector terminal A and G201.
Has the repair been made?
Go to Headlight System Check
Reconnect the headlamp switch.
Using a test light, backprobe between connector C201 terminal A3 and ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 7
Repair a poor connection or an open in circuit 10 between the harness connector C201 terminal A3 and S221.
Has the repair been made?
Go to Headlight System Check
Using a test light, backprobe between connector C201 terminal A2 and ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 9
Replace the headlamp dimmer switch. Refer to Multifunction Turn Signal Lever Replacement - On Vehicle .
Has the repair been made?
Go to Headlight System Check
Using a test light, backprobe between the underhood accessory wiring junction block harness connector C2 terminal F10 to ground.
Does the test light illuminate?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 10
Replace the underhood accessory wiring junction block. Refer to Accessory Wiring Junction Block Replacement .
Has the repair been made?
Go to Headlight System Check
Repair a poor connection or an open in circuit 1201 between the underhood accessory wiring junction block harness connector C2 terminal F10 and connector C201 terminal A2.
Has the repair been made?
Go to Headlight

Feb 18, 2017 | 1999 Buick Regal

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1998 buick century only high beams and turn signals work. No headlights. I have checked breakers, relays,fuses,power at headlight switch, power at headlight harness, all are good.

The Buick Century is equipped with a multi-switch. This switch is an all in one switch that controls your cruise control, windshield wipers and turn signals in one switch. This switch also controls dimming and brightening of your headlights. The dimmer switch is simple to replace, and all you need is a phillips head screwdriver to complete the task.

  1. Removing the Steering Column Shroud
    • Removing the dimmer switch starts at the steering column. To plan this task out, access the steering column by removing the screws holding the steering column shroud in place. This will expose the turn signal lever. Remove the lever by twisting it forward, and pulling it out of the switch.
    Removing the Dimmer Switch
    • The switch is held on by two screws and a wiring harness. The wiring harness can be removed by prying up on the locking tabs and pulling the connector out of the socket. The two screws can be removed with a phillips head screwdriver. The switch will slide out. To install a dimmer switch, be sure to repeat these steps in reverse order.

Oct 09, 2011 | 1998 Buick Century

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The brake lights just died on me on my 1976 Ford Supercab (F250). All the other lights do work... parking, signal lights, etc... What is the possible cause for the brake lights to instantly die on...

check the brake lite switch up under brake padal on arm that comes down for pedal.Y ou should see a kinda flat switch with 2 or 3 wires on it .To check it take a 12 volt test lite and there should be power on one side and when you depress it it should have power on both sides.Check wires going to switch also sometimes on movement they break.To change switch pull hair pin that takes place of cotter pin and remove pin unplug wires and replace in reverse order.both turn work so turn signal ok

Jun 25, 2011 | Ford F-250 Cars & Trucks

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For some reason my headlite are not working but the fuse is good and the tail lites and all the other lites are working when i do turn on the lites the lite for the clock in the radio dims a bit

Hi, with thse symptoms, the most likely cause is a failed connection or dimmer switch, but the headlight switch is also a possibility. Your dimmer switch is integrated into the control wand. I cannot seem to find the instructions for removing the wand, but I think you remove the clamshell from the column and then unscrew the wand assembly from the column. You can test the switch by leaving the cable attached and back-probing the connector with a 12 volt test light or voltmeter. The light green wire should be hot when the headlights are turned on. Leave it on and then probe the red and purple wires. The purple wire should be hot when the switch is on low beam. The red wire should be hot when the switch is on high beams or flash position. If there is no power on the green wire, the headlight switch has failed or the green wire is disconnected or loose. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for using FixYa.


Jan 09, 2011 | 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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I have a 1976 dodge van with a 360 . would like to no what year dodge tranny with overdrive will fit my 1976 van

you need a cross reference for auto parts..
try this site, it may help..i just found it after a quick google search.

hope this helps, or puts u on the right track

Jan 09, 2011 | 1983 Dodge Pickup

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Cobalt 2005 ls headlight bulb replacement

Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • 9007 LL halogen headlight bulb
  • Wrench
  • Gloves or clean rag
  1. Step 1 Set the parking brake and remove the keys from the ignition to ensure your Chevy Cobalt won't roll while you're replacing the headlight bulb.
  2. Step 2 Open the hood by pulling the hood release latch located under the instrument panel on the driver's side of the car. Locate the secondary release latch on the front of the hood at the center, slightly towards the driver's side. Slide the latch to the left to release the hood and raise it.
  3. Step 3 Locate the headlight assembly and remove the bolts by turning them counterclockwise. Set the bolts aside in a safe place, so you won't misplace them.
  4. Step 4 Remove the plastic fasteners from the headlight assembly molding. Carefully pull back the front fascia, or molding. You may need an extra pair of hands to perform this slightly awkward task.
  5. Step 5 Grab the headlight assembly and pull it towards the radiator at a slight angle to remove it. This should provide easier access to the headlight bulb and wiring harness.
  6. Step 6 Lift the plastic locking tab on the wiring harness to disconnect the bulb base. Then, disconnect the wiring harness from the bulb socket and remove the black retainer by turning it counterclockwise.
  7. Step 7 Disconnect the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise. Remove the old bulb from the socket by firmly, but gently pulling it straight out.
  8. Step 8 Replace the old bulb with a new 9007 LL halogen headlight bulb. Put your headlight assembly back together by reversing the steps when you disassembled it. Use 89 inch-lb torque when retightening the headlight assembly

Feb 26, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Hi. i recommend a thorough inspection of the wiring harness and harness connectors that led to the actual headlights. use a volt meter to test the current flow to the connectors. pull the connectors from the back side of the headlights and test all cooper contacts inside the connectors. If the wire contacts all show voltage, this will confirm a switch malfunction. it should be replaced in this case.

Now, if one or more contacts on the wires harness fail to produce any voltage, this will confirm a faulty wiring harness. replace the wiring harness in this case.

Make sure the headlight switch is in the on position when testing the wires.

Jul 30, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Tail lights dont work

Oh boy, Chevy uses 3 important wires to make up their tail light harness. Brown is used for your parking lights and yellow and green are your signal and brake light wires, yellow one side, green the other. You have some seriously crossed wires. Start with tracing the lic plate lite since that works. Make sure it leads into your main parking lights and the ground wires from these tail lites aren't cut. The lic place lite will work with just power because the body of the lite is grounded with the bumper. Then make sure that there is power to the signal wires. You can do this with a test light and the signal light switched on. You don't need anyone to step on the brakes since it's the same signal, only interepted. Most importantly, Remove the tail lites and check grounds!! Good luck

Jul 02, 2009 | 1991 Chevrolet C1500

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The headlights on my 1976 Jeep CJ5 quit working

I' have seen 2 headlights go out at the same time. Pull the plag on one light and see if have 12 volts with the switch on. If you have voltage then your headlight is bad. If you do not have voltage then there could be a bad switch or wiring problem.

Oct 31, 2008 | 1983 Jeep CJ5

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