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timhahn

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69 Headlamp Problem
« on: November 17, 2008, 04:55:03 AM »
I am having a problem with my headlights. When they are on low beam they will not work but when I switch them to the high beams they work fine. Any ideas or suggestions?

77thor

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Re: 69 Headlamp Problem
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 12:15:46 PM »
Most likely it's the headlight dimmer switch on the floor.
Those things are notorious for going bad.
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Re: 69 Headlamp Problem
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 12:28:50 PM »
Not probable, but since different filaments are used for low beam and high beam, it is possible both low beam filaments are out.
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timhahn

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Re: 69 Headlamp Problem
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 09:46:07 PM »
Thanks for the help! I have an extra headlamp which will allow me to check the bulb first. I still think it is the floor switch but I have an easy way of checking the bulb.

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Re: 69 Headlamp Problem
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 12:31:09 AM »
I had the same problem and it was the switch. The bulbs are a pain to change. Remove the connector from the switch and jump the middle terminal to either end with a piece of wire to check. You should be able to "peal" the carpet back without removing the kick panel.
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Re: 69 Headlamp Problem
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009, 11:17:24 AM »
Weird. I found the issue with my 69 Camaro....
if I pulled back the carpet to expose the dimmer switch, my headlights would work OK (standard & high-beams).
Apparently the switch was hanging up on the rubber carpet grommet. I pulled that grommet out of the carpet, re-installed, and it works great now.
1969 Camaro SS, 350(NOM), M21, 12 Bolt Posi, 01B LOS Build
1977 Camaro, 350(LM1), M20, 10 Bolt Posi, Purchased New, (SOLD)