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1994 gmc safari

Headlights dont turn on when switch is flipped,loses instrument panel instead

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Hi there,

When you say you 'lose instrument panel', does that mean instrument panel lighting or the gauges go dead?

When you flip off the headlights, does the instrument panel come back? If it does, forget the fuse box.

If it's the instrument lighting, I'd be looking at headlight switch itself. In Safari's, the headlight switch and panel dimmer switch reside in one assembly. Coincidence? I think not.

I recommend replacing the switch. You can find one at a salvage yard for $5.00.

When you do the replacement, inspect the plugs and wiring attached to the old one for anything suspicious (loose wires, frayed insulation, bare wire, charred wire, etc.)

Let me know how it turns out.
Good luck,

If this works out for you, please take a sec and rate my solution.

Thanks
Mike

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Aug 03, 2008

    Hey there rushingian,

    Following up here. Curious as to what the problem turned out to be.
    The switch is what both systems have in common. If it was something else, I'd really like to know.

    I try to keep my success percentage at the highest level possible. I don't get 'Thanks for tryings' often, I'm trying to avoid them in future. So if I gave you a less than satisfying solution, allow me the chance to rectify it. I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks
    Mike



  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Aug 03, 2008

    BTW, while it is likely a short, the symptoms don't point to a blown fuse.
    Mike

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HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR FUSES?MAYBE A SHORT.CHECK FUSES FIRST.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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