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Old 03-04-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hi I just got a 95 Bonnie SE last month and something went wrong with the headlight switch.

When I bought it it didn't change the dash dimness at all, which is okay, but....

I lost my parking lights on the first detent. They work with the headlights (second detent).
When I got the car I noticed that the headlights came on dim with the parking lights. I thought this was a daytime running lights thing. But during a night time whiteout blizard last week I put the lights to parking and saw better with the dimmer headlights.

I clicked to the brights and suddenly "no lights". I pulled the switch to headlights and got headlights back on, bright and dim, but ever since the parking lights are out. The fuse is fine....if I checked the right one, 6C.

Maybe the headlight switch was going bad when I bought it and got worse ???

I'm sure I'll have alot more questions in the future. I was previously a poster on W-Body forum for my almost deceased 91 Regal, 5 years or so.

Thanks for any help. Oh yeah, if it is the switch, I see the screws to remove the dash panel but what separates the headlight switch and the ciggarette lighter from that piece? Does it all come off together? I don't see any kind of collar ring.
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Is there a fuse under the hood for it ? If so check and make sure it has power, underhood fuse boxes can get rotted wiring as they get older.

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Ok.. you have the twilight sentinel version correct?

Off to find the links. I believe you need a headlight switch and probably the connector.

Edit Link 1: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...adlight+switch

Edit Link 2 (as you can see...I'm not only the President...I'm a member of the melted switch/connector issue) http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...light=meltdown

Here'* the basics. The 95 switch is the only year effected. You want to upgrade to a 96-99 switch and probably need to replace the wiring connector as well. When you upgrade the switch you will need the twilight sentinel ring as well...it'* different than your 95.

Usually I have one here..but don't at the moment.
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I saw there was a recall to replace the twilight sentinal headlight switch but I don't think mine has it. All I have is a typical switch that has the headlight symbol, pulls out two detents, and should dim the dash when turned to the right, but doesn't.

I don't have the switch I see it the manual for sentinal. Can you tell me how the switch is removed from the dash bezel. I see the 5 or so screws on the underside to remove the bezel but wonder if the switch, and cigg lighter, come off with it. Gotta go look at your link.

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