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Old 24th-July-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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no low beams

i am finally getting my 71' ready for the street. the only thing left to figure out is the headlights. i have high beams, but no low beams. i tried cleaning the plugs. i don't know alot about the electrics, so bear with me. all the other lights and signals work.
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Old 24th-July-2008, 08:48 PM   #2
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i am finally getting my 71' ready for the street. the only thing left to figure out is the headlights. i have high beams, but no low beams. i tried cleaning the plugs. i don't know alot about the electrics, so bear with me. all the other lights and signals work.

I would try the dimmer switch on the floor. I had a similar problem years ago on a 69. Cleaned all the connections there and mine was fixed. Had to replace the one on my 72 when I first got it. Hth.

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Check to dimmer switch. The wires may have came loose or it has went bad. They are very easy to bypass to check them.
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Here's a recent discussion about the dimmer switch we just had:

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...ad.php?t=98844
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Old 24th-July-2008, 10:08 PM   #5
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thanks guys, i will pick one up after work tomorrow and give it a try. this is the last major thing that is stopping me from getting the car inspected. just a few odds and ends and i will be in business.
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if you were rewiring the car i had the headlight wires switched up which made my high beams stay on all the time, and no low beam. if it isn't the dimmer, make sure the right wires are connected to the headlight prongs
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Make sure you havent lost your low beams .
I had that happen once in a rain storm hit the lights popped the low beams and had to replace both head lights.
and ditto on dimmer switch problems too but never overlook the obovious.
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