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Old 01-22-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Roll NO dash lights, NO tail lights...

So, I go to drive home tonight from work and flipped my lights on. My headlights came on, but no dash lights. The HVAC lights didn't come on either. I pulled the switch on/off a bunch of times, but no luck. So I figured no biggie and drove it home. After getting home, I realized my tails weren't working either! Yikes!
So I pulled the lights on/off a few times and blamo, we got lights.

This happened a couple times prior to this, but they always turned on after I turned the lights on/off a few times.


I'm assuming it's the headlight switch. Think I can just clean it with some electronic parts cleaner?

Any advice?




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Old 01-22-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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Have you checked the wires going to and from the switch. Im not sure how they are connected but make sure they are tight not frayed or shorted




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Old 01-22-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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Sometimes you could get lucky by cleaning it, but eventually you might have to replace it. It might be a good time to start looking for a new switch. Check WWW.RockAuto.Com & WWW.FastPartsNetwork.Com.
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I'll just grab one from the local boneyard. I'm selling the truck in the spring.




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Old 02-02-2009, 07:25 PM   #5
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I m having the same problem that YourNameHere said... i changed the ligth switch for a new one and no fix, it remains the same...

I made a search in this forum and i read that other guys have same problem, but i didn't find a solution...
any ideas?

PD: hope you can understand me question... excuse me for my english!!!




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