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Old November 21st, 2004, 08:30 PM
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Moving Dim Lights....

Over the weekend, the PS headlamp went on but was very weak and dim. Most likely the cause of my low batttery.

I recharged the battery and removed the bezel, lights and lamps. The connection looked good and I reassembled everything. Started the truck and now the damn DS light is weak.

The only thing I can think of is the switch itself. When the lights are on, the hi-beam indicator glows faintly, which it never did before. So something is causing the Hi beam bulb to eluminate. Since the DS worked well before, can I assume the switch?

This bites! Lucas....

EwS
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 08:40 AM
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Not sure I understand, you said the PS light went dim, so when you had the engine running the DS was bright but the PS was dim. Then you fixed the PS light and the DS went dim?

Sounds like a wiring thing if only 1 light is going dim, but if they are both going at the same time then it may be the switch. The switches are problematic.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 08:56 AM
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You can easily access the switch and bypass it to determine if it is the culprit. if it is you can replace it with one from a 94-95 at half the cost (about). You will have to splice into it but it's easy. You should also install a relay to really protect that switch - it is not of the best design!
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 11:46 AM
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Mike,

Basically, yes. PS was dim so I checked for loose connections and buttoned her back up.

Started engine and DS went dim.

Art,

Cool. Thanks I will check it tonight and see what is up.

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