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Old 09-03-2010, 07:35 PM
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94 headlights

Just recently I was driving home at night and I tried to turn my high beams on and right when I did my headlights turned off completely. Then after about two minutes or so of just messing with it, like turning the lights on and off, they finally came back. Then the next night I pulled into a parking lot to make a call, and while talking on the phone my lights just turned off and again it took like two minutes of messing with them to turn back on. Since then they haven't turned off randomly, like in the parking lot, but still when I put my high beams on they just cut off. And its weird because everything else still works, like the inside lights, radio, break lights, blinkers... so I don't know, would it be that the bulbs are dying and I need to replace them? Or also could it be because I just installed a new radio which required me to remove the center console area and my dad said I may have mess up the wires for the headlights... any advice would be helpful. Thanks
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Re: 94 headlights

Sounds like your multifunction switch. I had an '87 Celica that used to do that.
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Re: 94 headlights

I would say it's your combo switch, but are you running silverstar headlights or anything? I know those can produce excess heat that can melt the headlight connector and create a loose fitting connection that will loose contact. I've never seen it happen to both at the same time, but there's a first time for everything.
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Re: 94 headlights

I agree, should be in switch
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Re: 94 headlights

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I would say it's your combo switch, but are you running silverstar headlights or anything? I know those can produce excess heat that can melt the headlight connector and create a loose fitting connection that will loose contact. I've never seen it happen to both at the same time, but there's a first time for everything.
Wrong. Silverstars are standard wattage bulbs, and therefore the extra heat they produce (if any) would be negligible.
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Re: 94 headlights

Could it be an incomplete ground somewhere...?
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Could it be an incomplete ground somewhere...?
Possibly this or a short in the connector/wires.
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Re: 94 headlights

But definitely not cause by the radio wiring. They don't even share the same circuit, and there are no wires even related to the headlights behind the console.
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Possibly this or a short in the connector/wires.
^^I'm banking on this or the multifunction switch.
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Re: 94 headlights

So if it is the multifunction switch what do I do to fix it? Would I just have to get a replacement switch for it?
Where is the multifunction switch? lol
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So if it is the multifunction switch what do I do to fix it? Would I just have to get a replacement switch for it?
Where is the multifunction switch? lol
The switch you use for your headlights and turn signals. It is $26.79 at RockAuto Auto Parts
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Re: 94 headlights

Wait are you talking about the handle like thing that you pull town to turn left and push up for turning right?
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Re: 94 headlights

yeah.
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Re: 94 headlights

O wow lol I was thinking i would have to like go deep into the car. THANKS
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Re: 94 headlights

check the fuses. maybe that could be jst dying out and not passing the electicity properly.
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