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Old 08-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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As seems to always be the case, everybody'* 95 Bonneville seems to lose dash lights and taillights and driving lights. A quick thread search convinced me that my headlight switch, especially the vehicle side connector, was the source of my problem. Sure enough, the vehicle side connector was melted and all the wires were black several inches back from it.
Found a couple 98 Bonnevilles in a junkyard and pulled the switch and as much of the harness as I could cut out and spliced it into my 94'* harness, along with the 98 model'* hdlt switch.
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PIctures are always helpful for us when you do something like this.
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Yeah, that seems to be almost a rite of passage on '95 models. I had to do it to mine last fall. Used a switch from a '97 model I nabbed at Pull-A-Part. It was an easy $6 fix.
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Yeah, I would have loved to have been able to stop by one of those, I had to pay $20 at a local yard Friday afternoon just because I needed the stuff before the weekend was over. The pull-a-part yard in Indianapolis had several 92-95 models when I was there a couple months ago. I got a radiator that looked brand new out of the car I got my hood, bumper, both front fenders, and right front door and other pieces from. Such good prices on stuff I got an extra headlight or 2 and taillights and interior stuff that was better than what I had as well.
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I moved your thread to its proper section for better visibility.thanks for posting
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Yeah.. gotta love how our 95'* melt those connectors.

You did solder and tape/heat shrink the new connections?
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I twisted the wires tightly and heat shrunk them, but I couldn't solder them. I live in an apartment and I'd need about several hundred feet of drop cord to reach the parking lot.
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