Started by 55 ledsled, March 24, 2019, 05:09:07 PM
Quote from: 55 ledsled on March 24, 2019, 05:09:07 PMHey everyone, hoping that you could help me. I had the front of my 55 sedan apart and now its back together. I have no functional headlights/fog lights but my tail lights work. I have a yellow wire coming off of the wire harness (drivers side) somewhat near the heater blower motor with about a 1/4" eyebolt wire connector on the end of it, and the wire is about 8" long off of the harness. I can't figure out where the hell it goes lol. I threw a meter on it and it shows 12v power when I pull the headlight switch out so I am guessing that's my problem. Everything is factory (no wire mods) and the guts of the eye controller seem to warm up as checked with a laser thermometer. Any ideas of where that yellow wire goes so that I can get my lights working again? Thanks!
Quote from: 55 ledsled on March 25, 2019, 10:24:17 AMYes it has the Eye and everything is stock. I doubt it is a ground as it has 12V power to it and I can turn it off with the headlight switch. The eyebolt crimped on the end has to go somewhere. Thanks
Quote from: 55 ledsled on March 29, 2019, 03:31:49 PMI did some checking with a wire tracker and it is indeed the yellow coming from the foot switch. It does indeed have 12V going to it and goes dead when I turn off the headlight switch, or press the floor switch. Anyone know where that wire gets attached to? Right where it comes out of the wire harness in the photo, is all the length there is and the eye bold was on the end from the factory (no mods). Any help would be great.
Quote from: MickeyCaddy on April 19, 2019, 04:53:58 PMMy '55 also has an issue with the Autronic Eye. From what I can see, all the factory-installed Autronic Eye components are in place; when I bought my car it even had little paper tabs on the two knobs on the main amplifier unit, noting their functions.
Quote from: MickeyCaddy on April 19, 2019, 04:53:58 PMWhen I switch the headlights on, they're on low beam for about ten seconds; then they switch to high beam and stay that way. The two floor switches, large and small, have no effect. The fact that they start on low beam, then "click" and switch to high, seems to indicate that the unit is functioning.
Quote from: MickeyCaddy on April 19, 2019, 04:53:58 PMWill reconnecting the yellow wire solve this problem? If not, I've read that disconnecting the blue wire will allow the lights to function as if there's no Autronic Eye; is this correct? If I disconnect the blue wire, should the yellow wire be reconnected?
Quote from: MickeyCaddy on April 19, 2019, 04:53:58 PMI'm also wondering why the yellow wire was ever disconnected, both on Adam's car and mine. There must be some common reason for that. I keep finding things that were done to my car before I bought it; they all seem to be related to keeping the car drivable, and with no concern about originality. For example, the glass bowl fuel filter is missing...but I've never had the slightest hint of vapor lock, even after 15 minutes at 85 mph on the freeway, in 110 degrees, with the air conditioner full on.
Quote from: MickeyCaddy on April 19, 2019, 04:53:58 PMI'm hoping to get the headlight situation sorted out; when I'm driving after dark people keep flashing their brights at me. Sometimes they drop back and blast me from behind with full high beams. When this happens I just slow down and exit the freeway...but it makes my wife nervous. Me too, a little.
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