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Old 12-07-2006, 04:13 AM   #1
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Headlights... AAARRGGG

Well, I started the car up... let it warm up while I finished closing up the office, and then drove home. I get home, shut off the car, turn everything off... and the headlights are staying on, even when I pulled the switch I had to pull the fuses to turn them off. So now I get to go through and trace the wiring to see where the problem is.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:15 AM   #2
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Check headlight relay and/or plug on back of headlamp switch - didn't youjust have the dash out recently?
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:38 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've just about finished putting everything back together. day before yesterday there were no issues, then last night it decides to stay on. I had pulled the plug off the switch and they stayed on... all of my relays in the fusebox are brand new, but I'll go through and check the headlight relay w/ my multimeter this afternoon.
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:34 PM   #4
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Well, I go out this morning (afternoon really) and put the fuses back in, headlights stay off... I run the switch through its clicks, lights come on, lights go off, no issues. now I really a bit dumbfounded.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:01 AM   #5
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Still, no more issues with the headlights. I'll keep a note of circumstances when/if it acts up again.

I even found the issue with my brake lights... the damned connectors had popped off the switch (noticed it while putting the underside of the dash back together). The warning light for the brake lights still comes on, but the moment you depress the brake pedal it goes out. Getting closer - will be (if all pans out correctly) refinishing the exterior trim this weekend with the help of Dinan540.
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:35 AM   #6
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Just give me a call and let me know. We have a holiday party tomorrow night at 6:30. I will be working around the house tonight and tomorrow and cleaning my car, finally .
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