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Offline 60eldo

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1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« on: November 04, 2012, 05:26:57 PM »
    I have no headlights in my car, I have rear lights but no headlights,,,,Could it be the dimmer switch????? >:D
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Offline 76eldo

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 06:17:25 PM »
That's a good start. My lights on my 76 sometimes don't come on. When I switch from high to low a few times they come on.

Let us know.
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Online Dave Shepherd

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 06:34:21 PM »
Get a test lite on the dimmer switch, look for current in and then out, basic diagnostics.

Offline 60eldo

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 06:52:38 PM »
   Didnt even think of that,,,thanks,,I will test it now
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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 07:07:17 PM »
OK I checked for power to dimmer switch,,,,Nothing,,I followed the wire from the dimer switch and it goes up into the left kick panel then I cant see where it goes,,,looks like it goes into the upper Left fender by the door
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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 08:00:34 PM »
do you have the guideamatic auto dimmer also??

 

Offline 60eldo

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 08:08:45 PM »
  Is that the autronic eye?
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Offline 60eldo

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 08:29:35 PM »
yes it has it,,,is that the box i see in the left kick panel?
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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 08:33:56 PM »
  heres the car,,,hope to drive it someday,,,,,,,,,,, :'(
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 08:37:21 PM by 60eldo »
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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 06:20:46 AM »
Wow, it looks like you have a few problems there.
 Roy

62droptop

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 08:03:09 AM »
first thing to check is the switch
check to see if it is actually working by testing for power right out of the plug when in the headlight position
start at the source and work from there ,otherwise drive your self crazy

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 11:10:49 AM »

 Oooo! Looks like there may be other ghosts lurking about in there. Do yourself a favour and get some good schematics. Proper diagnostics depends on the proper materials and know how.

 Mike
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Offline 60eldo

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 11:17:55 AM »
  I have the manual 1959 and 60 but its hard when everything is black and white,,I just bought wirring diagram in color, laminated, its great, but I think they still leave alot out. I think when Im done with this wirring project,  I will be quaified to make my own diagram in color and maybe write a book,,,hahahaha
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Offline linchero

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 11:50:54 AM »
same problem with my 60 seville. took out the dimmer and diconnected the high beam wire and done.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2012, 04:18:25 PM by linchero »

Offline 60eldo

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 04:09:36 PM »
  No,,,I really need to get some headlights here,,Does anyone know where that wire goes from the dimmer switch to the left fender? Goes through the L kick panel then disappears
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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2012, 08:37:15 PM »
   Ok WOW  today I figured out and plugged in some more wires and I now have headlights,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BUT,,,,,,after about 10 seconds I hear a small CLICK near the fuse box and lights go out,,,,I wait about 30 seconds turn lights on again and they stay on for a few seconds and go out....WHY
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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2012, 09:19:59 PM »
You have a short or very high resistance in the wiring and the circuit breaker is opening the circuit.  DO NOT try to eliminate the breaker because your car will burn up.

Trace the wiring, start looking for broken insulation, any parts of the wire that may be touching metal or shorted together.

You may want to do a harness in the car if you have a lot of cut, spliced, or brittle wires.  Patch jobs never work out well unless you can cut back to a solid section of wire, put in a section of the same gauge, and solder and shrinkwrap all connections.  Butt connectors, electrical tape, it all turns to crap after a while.

brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Offline 60eldo

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2012, 10:18:08 PM »
   Thanks Brian,,,this is a love hate relationship,,,I will figure out this mess
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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2012, 10:19:57 PM »
 another pic
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Offline Brian Daum

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Re: 1960 Eldorado NO HEADLIGHTS
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2012, 05:59:26 AM »
What kind of headlight bulbs do you have?

The headlight switch circuit breaker was designed for sealed beam. Sometimes when aftermarket halogen bulbs are installed they draw too much current, which causes the CB to engage.

Try switching back to sealed beams..
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