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Offline DreamBean

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No headlights??
« on: June 30, 2012, 09:48:38 AM »
 ???  On the way to work friday mourning the headlights just went off. So I pulled into a parking lot to see what I could find and they came back on So I went on to work. This mourning, The wife drives it to work and they go out again. Were do I start? Electrical problems are my worst nightmare. I am thinking ground or fuse. The schematics I have for an 80 zoop. I will check the rest of the lights when she gets home from work.
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Re: No headlights??
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 01:35:00 PM »
corroded or dying foot switch is a likely culprit.
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Re: No headlights??
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 02:16:57 PM »
It is probably the headlight switch.  There is a circuit breaker of some sort built into them.  As they get older, they start kicking in the breaker as they get hot.  I have had this problem a couple times now.  You got any spares you can try?
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Re: No headlights??
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 07:45:49 PM »
I have a spare foot brake switch and headlight switch (Thank god for donor cars) I will swap them out tomorrow and see what happens, Thanks ohsix9 & tigger.
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