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Re: [T3] Headlight switch

<x-flowed>Glad to help. Check what's wired to terminal 57. If the front parking light SHOULD GO OUT when on headlights, then there will be 2 wires, one to the warning light and the other to fuse 7 (counting from the left end) which then feeds both front parking lights through separate wires joined at the fuse. If the front parking lights SHOULD STAY ON when on headlamps, then there will only be the warning light connected to terminal 57 and the feed to the front parking lights should piggyback off the same fuses as the rear lights ie: #1 for left and 2 for right. Maybe the PO got it halfway between the two types? There is also a 2 way connector down at the front probably in or around each headlight which extends the parking light wire down to the front indicator base. You might have mixed one of these with a headlight wire or something.
But I'd probably bet on the problem being at the switch or fuse box end.
Let us know.

type3weezer@comcast.net wrote:

Gentlemen, and I say this with all respect...

Good call Chris!
Made the switch of the wires. All lights work. Front and rear parking, dash, headlights, and directionals. One odd thing though one of my parking lights stays on when the headlights are lit. This may be a switched wire at the signal from when I put the car back together from the paint shop. This seems really odd because I have never taken this switch apart and the PO couldn't tell the difference between a wrench and his elbow. I would still be intested in an FAQ or at least some kind of diagram of the switch. A big thanks to both Jim and especially Chris for the help. Jim I hope you didn't start working on the switch. :-o If so email me.

From: Chris Wright <Christopher.Wright@Sun.COM>

Try swapping the solid grey on 58b with the grey with a red tracer on 58. The grey (I thought it was white) with red tracer is the dash light wire and should go to the dimmer rheostat which is 58b. The thicker plain grey (they look white to me as well) is the wire that goes to the linked fuses 1&2 from the left and supply your rear lights.
Rgds Chris

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