headlight switch problem - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Everything Electrical & Electronic Have an electrical problem? Lighting, Alternators, gauges, DIC, HUD, etc? Post it here. Please post Audio problems in the Audio forum, and Engine control problems in the appropriate Mechanical forum for your year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default headlight switch problem

ok so i have had an issue with the parking lights since i have owned it. when you turn the headlight switch to the parking lamp position nothing lights up however when you put it full on everything lights up also everything lights up with the twilight centinel.

replaced switch today and it does the exact same thing and fuses look fine what else is the too look for?
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
Senior Administrator








Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,647
Thanked 999 Times in 775 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

How does the connector look? Not warped or melted?
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 08:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

connectors were mint and in excellent condition even ruled out the relay
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:04 PM   #4
Senior Administrator








Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,647
Thanked 999 Times in 775 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

I'm going to assume you replaced it with a known good switch?
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

correct
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:14 PM   #6
Senior Administrator








Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,647
Thanked 999 Times in 775 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

I'm not sure what else to look for Steve. Someone around here should have a FSM for you.

About the only other thing I could think of that might cause that would maybe be a corroded 2 filament socket, I could be wrong though.
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:17 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

ok thanks mike but they all the lights work when the headlights are on (interior / exterior)
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 10:03 PM   #8
Junior Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Roadtested is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve,

Sent you a PM with my phone #. I've got an FSM here with me!

-Dave
Roadtested is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEED gearheads tonight!! headlight switch... harofreak00 1992-1999 13 09-30-2005 07:35 PM
Headlight Hi-Beam Switch CDecker 1992-1999 14 09-02-2005 02:51 PM
Headlight Switch Override BillBoost37 Everything Electrical & Electronic 5 05-05-2005 02:36 PM
Headlight switch and connector meltdown....HELP BillBoost37 Everything Electrical & Electronic 10 04-13-2005 04:02 PM
headlight kill switch ? boseman350 1992-1999 7 10-30-2002 04:45 PM


Tags
3.8. l67, 3800, bonneville, bonnie, headlights, interior, lights, parking, ponitiac, se, sle, sse, ssei

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 12:35 AM.


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.