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Headlight problem

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#1 gorango27


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Posted 02 December 2003 - 03:14 AM

Hello guys its been a long time since I needed to come here for help, but I need it now.

Car info: 1986 Subaru XT GL (if you need more just ask)

Background info: A couple of months ago my headlights would only work when the highbeam switch was pushed in completely. However, that was a problem seeing that once I pushed in the highbeam switch it would push back out without any tampering. When the high beam switch was in the out position the head lights would turn off, producing no light whatsoever (all other lights worked just fine and still do). I fixed this by shoving a rolled up piece of paper in the high beam switch forcing it in to the in position and thus allowing the headlights to work.
Recently while driving on the highway my headlights would flicker and/or turn off completely for a few seconds. I got scared and checked to see if the high beam switch was pushed in all the way, it was, when the headlights came back on. Thinking it was just a freak occurrence, I paid no attention to it until it started happening more and more frequently. Since then I avoided driving at night for fear that my headlight will shut off permanently, when I remembered that this board helped me on 2 separate occasions (fixing an engine noise and fixing my radio).

I now come to this board again for any help on how to fix this problem of mine. So, How do I fix my headlights from randomly shutting off?

Thanks for any help.

#2 torxxx


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Posted 02 December 2003 - 04:28 AM

you have a on the column dimmer switch right?
You gotta pull the steering wheel and replace that switch.
sounds like yours is doing the same thing mine does

#3 Skip


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Posted 02 December 2003 - 05:47 AM

I agree with Torx, sounds like the switch is toast.
Best bet (unless you want to pull the lower panel and
get out the voltmeter, can supply connector and wire info) is go to a boneyard and get one.
Pulling the steering wheel is also correct I believe.

#4 torxxx


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Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:03 PM

You shouldnt need a steering wheel puller.. The wheel "should" come off if you use a lil muscle....


check that out.. might help

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