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EA81 quad headlight high beam issue

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#1 Greenley

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

1983 GL Wagon 4WD

 

Low beams work fine.

When i pull back on the stalk switch, all 4 lights illuminate as they should.

When i push forward, turning the high beams "on" - all 4 lights shut off.

 

Any hunches as to whats going on here?

Searched to no avail.

 

Thanks!



#2 81EA81

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

My best bet would be the headlight combo switch on your steering column has a short / ground issue. Maby even worn contacts?

 

I had a similar issue with my 86 Brat. I replaced the switch on the column and the problem stopped.

 

It may be wise to wait for a more experienced response.

 

I will try to locate a picture of said switch.


Edited by 81EA81, 03 January 2014 - 04:16 PM.


#3 Gloyale

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

Sounds like the switch is bad.

 

If it was a power or relay issue they wouldn't work when pulled back.



#4 Greenley

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:55 PM

Thanks Gloyale and 81EA81.

 

Thats what i was leaning towards.

i took the switch off of the column and cleaned it up.

No dice.

 

Ive got a few lying around, i'll report back.



#5 Greenley

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

It was the multi-switch on the column, as suggested.

 

Thanks guys!



#6 Greenley

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:11 PM

It was the multi-switch behind
the steering wheel on the column.

Replaced with a used unit and all is well.

Thank you!





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