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Old 09-10-2012, 02:12 PM
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Default How to fix your high beams...

I think a lot of us have this issue where our highbeam switch doesn't click and the high beams won't come on or stay on.

the reason is because the rod that pushes the switch has either gotten bent slightly or the switch has moved.

now this is a relatively easy fix. i decided to make a little write up so you know what it is.

1) take off the knee bolster from the under side of the dash. 2 phillips screws and 2 9/32's screws.



2) pull out the insulator above the pedals



3) locate the round bar along the left side of the steering column. it should move forward when you pull on the high beam switch.



4) follow the round bar down to this brown and white box attached to the steering column



5) now the hard part. you need to loosen 2 8mm screws on the front and the back of the bracket this switch is mounted to. and slide it foward so that the high beam lever push the bar far enough to "click" the switch. then tighten the bolts.





6) test your lever and check to see if your high beams work. if not its likely your switch is bad.

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thanks alot. i was looking at mine and didnt know if i should loosen the bolts or not to adjust it.
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This is awesome, my DD car has had this problem since I bought it, I always thought it was the actual lever, glad I didnt drop the money on a new one. Thanks Dustin!
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.... just wondering why isnt this stickied.
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how the hell did you loosen the bolts??
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carefully. I actually could only get to the rear bolt with a box end wrench. but i pushed it enough to engage. you'll probably need a 1/4" drive ratchet or maybe a set of swivel end wrenches to get in there. its very tight under there.
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carefully. I actually could only get to the rear bolt with a box end wrench. but i pushed it enough to engage. you'll probably need a 1/4" drive ratchet or maybe a set of swivel end wrenches to get in there. its very tight under there.
Yes it is.. could you take the column support and drop the column a little bit? I saw a brace with 2 bolts didn't know if it would mess anything up
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probably wont drop a lot the steering shaft runs through the firewall and all the way down to the k-member. you might also be able to straighten the rod that goes to the switch. it has a few bends in it. its likely that the rod may have bent over time from frequent use
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Did you get it yet snowcolt? I fixed keiths, it was a pain in the arse. I used the open end of the wrench to get it. Little twists. You only need to loosen it a little bit to get it to move. Just get like two full turns on each bolt.
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