Hi guys, maybe I can get some help here. The headlights on my 65 Elky both high and low beam have quit working. The high beam indicator stays on even if you click from high to low, but no headlights. Any ideas where to start? Thanks in advance, Grover.
The first thing I would look at is to see if your getting power at the headlight sockets. If not, I would check the ground connection at the headlight sockets first. Since the hi-beam indicator is working, it seems that your getting power coming out of the dimmer switch, but its not completing the circuit thru to the headlights.
I just checked and I have power to the headlight sockets. Should one of the sockets be a ground? I have power to all three on the low beam side and both sockets on the high beam side a hot as well. Any other thoughts on a bad dimmer switch?
Yes one of the contacts is ground. It is the black one. Tan should be the low beam power wire going to the 2 outer bulbs. Green striped is the high beam wire. Make sure you have the small cable from the (-) battery post to the inside fender.
Sounds like you lost the ground connection for the headlights. Think on a 65 it's on the right side around the battery.
Might try getting to the backside of the left lower (outer) headlight. Get a probe and a jumper wire on the black wire. Touch the other end to ground. Should light up most, if not all the headlights. If so look at the harness connection to ground on the right side.
Thanks guys, it was the ground behind the passenger side headlights. The lights are working now except... When I turn the high beams on, instead of all four lights working, the passenger side low beam goes off altogether. I end up with drivers side working fine and only high beam on the passenger side, any ideas on this problem?
[This message has been edited by Grover (edited 08-18-2002).]
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