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Old 09-01-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what part contains the high-beam switch? When I pull my cruise / wiper switch forward like I noramlly would to activate the hi-beams, it just bulls back and doesnt "click" and activate the hi-beams. It sounds like something is broke. I'd like to replace this piece and fix it but I'm not sure what its called or what involved? Any idas? Advice?

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Chris, if your Goat is like most cars, the switch itself is activated by a rod, and is located partway down the column on the way to the brake pedal.
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Is it on the Goat or the SSE?
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Sorry, this is def for the Bonneville.

Goat is under warranty, I wouldnt be messing with it

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Take off the hushpanel above your pedals (4 screws) and the lower column shroud. You'll see the rod coming down the left side of the column to the switch.
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Wow, its that easy? I just called the loacl dealer the the hell of it and they said I needed a new turn signal switch, and would have to remove the air bag and steering wheel to replace it. It was only $45 for the part but sounds like a big PITA. Wonder if that switch is dealer only or AC-Delco, and what it runs. I'll check it out tonight when i get home and see whats going on with that rod, and if its moving or what. It doesnt even click at all when I pull the lever, so it could be something more. I wish I had my factory service manual at work with me :(
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Same problem on my new2me Bonne 93 SE.... but it'* the: Hi beam, turn sig, and all!
Yep! PITA job. I will have to tackle this within the next week, as I have to have it Inspected for safety and emissions, here in N.J.
I ordered a parts list book, last Monday, in preparation, and soon as it arrives I'll post the part numbers. ( if no one else has)

I don't want to do it twice, so..... no recycled parts for this guy... :P

Can we "sticky" this thread? .....as this seems to be a common with this setup.

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Charlie, your problem is the multi-function lever, not the hi-beam switch. Sounds like Chris only needs the switch, and it'* located some distance from your problem.
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Charlie, your problem is the multi-function lever, not the hi-beam switch. Sounds like Chris only needs the switch, and it'* located some distance from your problem.
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My issue is the connection inside the column, that the multi function lever snaps into.
( fig 9.7, section 12-4, of the Haynes #19020 manual)
Lever itself, is fine, and the actual connection between the lever. and connector is ok , ( that is... it snaps in OK)

It is the connector that goes to the multi function/ turn signal switch that is physically broken, making the lever
seem like a broken wrist, which moves freely within the opening but actuates nothing.

So you're saying... his issue is further down the column??
Haynes is unclear about the hi-bm sw


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You have two problems. The base of your multi-function lever is broken. Or the socket to use a better term

Chris'* problem:
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Does anyone know what part contains the high-beam switch? When I pull my cruise / wiper switch forward like I noramlly would to activate the hi-beams, it just bulls back and doesnt "click" and activate the hi-beams.
The hi-beam switch is activated by a steel rod that runs from the base of the multi-funciton lever to the hi-beam switch, which is mounted at least 8-12 inches farther down the column, as already stated above.

You have two distinctly different problems.
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