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Old 02-12-2016, 01:35 PM
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Head light switch

I pulled out the head light switch head lights come on no running lights or dash lights. I push switch back in just a little and everything comes on. So I put in a new switch and I still have the same exact problem. Any ideas.
 
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Need more info. What vehicle? What year?
 
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Sorry it's a 1993 f350
 
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Garage and workshop isn't for tech discussion and doesn't get a whole lot of traffic. You'll get more info here in the 87-96 forum.
I am curious as well, as I am dealing with a Dodge at work with this same type of switch that has the same problem.
 
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I pulled out the head light switch head lights come on no running lights or dash lights. I push switch back in just a little and everything comes on. So I put in a new switch and I still have the same exact problem. Any ideas.
It sure sounded like a switch to me! Could one of the connections in the plug to switch be loose? That's a good one
 
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OK had this happen to me.

1. Pull switch out of the dash and look for burnt connections on the back and repair any it it is burnt.
(Mine had burned a bit)

2. After repairs are made check your fuses mine had popped a fuse as a by product of the bad switch ( after it had melted enough to short out)
 
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When you put the switch in the parking light position, do the parking lights come on? Did you check the parking light fuse?
 
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There is nothing behind the battery. On the left side firewall there is a eec test plug.
 
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:17 PM
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It was the fuse. I figured they were comming on when I pushed the head light switch in a little the fuse was good. Didn't even occur to me to check the fuse. Thanks for your help.
 
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When you put the switch in a position between the click stops, what you're doing is backfeeding the headlight circuit supply into the parking light circuit. That's why the parking lights go on when you do that.
 
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Makes sense. Thanks for the help.
 
 
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