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Old 10-13-2005, 12:28 PM   #11
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Took it my mechanic this morning. He said headlight switch was fine, it was the harness that connects to it. he said it was basically fried. he called our local pontiac dealer, they told him part was no longer avaiable. He told me that it didn't make any sense to him why they would dis-continue it.he said all he could get was the harness holder new. So he'* going to make me a new harness himself.. He told me around 200 bucks total for everything..he said not really a pain the butt to get too, just a little time consuming..
Anybody else ever had this problem??

Why would GM dis-continue the harness?? I called a pontiac dealer I know where I used to live and they told me same thing, he said he could try and track one down for me at another dealership but that was it...
Either GM is braindead as usual or these dealers are hoseing me.

thanx again for the help...
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yes...others have had the same EXACT problem

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I'd suggest 10 inches of wire, cut old off one wire at a time. Make sure it'* good clean wire where you strip it. Put on heat shrink tube and solder connection.
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yes...others have had the same EXACT problem
If it'* any consolation, certain species of Mustang actually caught on _fire_ over the same kind of problem: undersized headlamp wiring harnesses. Our problem isn't quite as bad, although a melted connector is a melted connector...

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This is why every time I see someone w/part of their lights not working I hope for their sake they inspect the switch and connector.
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Well I picked the Bonnie up today, Everything is cool again. He did replace the headlight switch while he had it apart. That was only an extra 40 bucks, no biggie there. He told me he called the two boneyards in my area first to find me a used harness, no luck. All they had left in their bonniws were fried ones too, they sold their good ones already. He told me that this wasn't the first bonnie he fixed with this problem.

Oh well, I can drive at nite again..
keep Jersey'* finest off my tail for awhile.......

thanx for the help again..
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About 15 years ago I wired a new aftermarket stereo into my *1978* Pontiac Bonneville, and I wired the radio'* ground wire to a harness wire that measured as ground, but was really the wire that goes +voltage for the light in the factory radio when the headlights are turned on.

Radio worked fine until it got dark out, I turned on the lights, and shorted out the circuits to the dash lights, the taillights, and the radio. And yes, I got pulled over and received a "fix-it" ticket.

I see you got your wiring fixed already, but your symptoms gave me deja-vu. I don't know if you made any changes to your car right before you had your problem, but if you did, it might have been something similar.
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