tail and dash lights don't work - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2010, 03:36 PM   #21
Senior Administrator








Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,643
Thanked 995 Times in 772 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Didn't GM have a recall on those headlight switches? Mine did that a couple years ago. Toasted the switch and the wiring connector it got so damn hot.

No tailights is a symptom of a bad switch.
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 03:43 PM   #22
Junior Member
 
Toddster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Toddster is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah mine did to 3 years ago. I replaced the 95 switch with a 99 one. Had to splice in a newer harness to.
Hasn't given me any problems since.
Toddster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 06:13 PM   #23
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Toni is on a distinguished road
Default

i checked all my fuses they are good
Toni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 06:35 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
Toddster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Toddster is on a distinguished road
Default

Has Jesse called you yet?
Toddster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #25
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Toni is on a distinguished road
Default

my ground bus is ok, whats next. maybe the switch
Toni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 06:50 PM   #26
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Toni is on a distinguished road
Default

yea he said try the ground bus
Toni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 06:55 PM   #27
Junior Member
 
Toddster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Toddster is on a distinguished road
Default

Do you think you could pull the headlight switch out of the dash to take a look at the switch and connector going to it?
Toddster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 08:23 PM   #28
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Toni is on a distinguished road
Default

I took my car to the shop, as soon as they took the headlight switch connector out it fell apart. wires were fried and the harness. Thr shop found the the switch but not harness anywhere!!!! I looked all over the city and found nothing. then the last place i called had a harness but it was for a diffrent kind of bonneville one with a daylight runner. I don't have that in my car. the harness looks like mine size, shape but 12 wires my car has only 9 wires. car still in the shop. hoping it will work. they also said i was lucky my car didn't start on fire.
Toni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 07:55 PM   #29
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Toni is on a distinguished road
Default

it was the head light switch connector
Toni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 08:01 PM   #30
Senior Administrator








Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,643
Thanked 995 Times in 772 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hope you changed the switch also. It'* the switch that gets hot and melts the connector.
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dash lights, instrument lights work occasionaly. blueflux Everything Electrical & Electronic 2 02-01-2010 11:29 PM
interior lights,dome,and trunk lights don't work Richardyuyu1 1992-1999 0 09-05-2009 05:53 AM
dash lights and tail lights just went out tgunder Everything Electrical & Electronic 7 06-02-2007 08:48 PM
Where is the fuse? (tail lights and dash: 93 SSEi) VisionScientist-93SSEi 1992-1999 2 07-29-2006 09:34 PM
dash lights in stereo don't work egladman Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 17 11-19-2005 12:31 AM


Tags
burnt, connector, electrical, head lights, headlight, issue, lights, switch

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.