No functional Headlight

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No functional Headlight

Postby d_kitchell » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:07 pm

Could use some help. Have an 1985 Aspencade with all elements (both dash and lights) functioning perfectly except the Headlight. It does not come at all even when Hi or Low beam switch is used. The display also does not light up signaling that HI beam is functional. I have checked the fuse, it is great. I have also checked to insure power is 'out' through the fuse and it is great. Any suggestions on where to turn to next.

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Re: No functional Headlight

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:23 am

It may be difficult, but if it were me I would unplug the connector at the light and check to see if voltage was there and then start back tracking the wiring for voltage all the way to the fuse that you found as good. Just a thought. You could also ohm it all out, but I would want to see the voltage readings.
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Re: No functional Headlight

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:16 pm

Power for the headlamps come from the start button.
Turn on the key and wiggle/operate a few times.
The push switch contacts may need resurfacing.
Power does go from there across to the hi/low switch then to the headlight.

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