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Offline kelly mt

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Head light switch problem.
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:42:31 PM »
When switching from hi beam to low beam the lights will go completely out in low beam. It doesn't do it every time. The driving lights won't work if the low beams do and if the low beams work the driving lights won't. The driving lights are factory so the lights have to be on for the driving lights to work. Tonight all the lights are working. Any Ideas? Thanks PK.

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Re: Head light switch problem.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 07:08:55 PM »
The contacts in the switch are oxidized. I had a Samurai with the same problem. It had been sitting for awhile (blown engine) when I bought it.  Anyways, I cleaned up the switch contacts in the turn signal cluster and that fixed the problem.

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Re: Head light switch problem.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 04:43:45 AM »
Let's get some additional information ...

What vehicle are we discussing?
How many lights are we discussing - standard high beam/low beam headlamps PLUS a set of driving/fog lamps?
Are we discussing driving lights or fog lights?
How many problems are you describing?

I see only one cause for concern - the low beam lights do not always work - as JR has pointed out, that is possibly a problem with the combination switch, I will also add a possible burned or intermittent contact in a wiring harness connector.

It's not unusual for driving/fog lights to be switched with the low beams, in fact, it is a legal requirement in some countries - fog lights can only be used with low beams, driving lights can only be used with high beams.
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Offline kelly mt

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Re: Head light switch problem.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 08:39:43 AM »
It's a 87 Samurai, it has factory Suzuki fog lights and circuit. I replaced the amber lens with clear. They do stay on in hi and low beam but not parking lights position. PK