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FloJoe
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From: Port Orange, FL, USA
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posted 06-18-2001 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I was driving home from work it was pouring rain and I was almost home when my headlights went out. Then a few seconds later they came back on. Then they went off again. (repeat process)
Any ideas

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
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posted 06-18-2001 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Headlight switch has gotten bad. Either that, or the dimmer switch has gone bad. But my money is on the main switch. I had to replace the switch in my '70 right after I bought it, it was doing the same thing and that corrected the problem.

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Doc
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From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
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posted 06-18-2001 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have aftermarket headlights they might have too much draw for the stock switch. A relay will prevent this from happening again.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 06-18-2001 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with the headlight switch, internal circuit breaker weak.

Mike

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
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posted 06-20-2001 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i also agree with doc. use relays and you take the load off the headlight and dimmer switches. i do.

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Doc
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From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
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posted 06-20-2001 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess I shoulda put it different. I agree the switch or switches are bad. I just suggested the relay idea so it don't happen again. Brighter headlights draw more juice and sometimes the switch suffers. If the bulbs are stock and nothing has been added to the circut the stocker should be alright.

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John Holloway
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From: Romeoville Illinois
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 06-20-2001 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could this be Christine...lol Break the headlights, if they still work Run as fast as you can!

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