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Headlight switch broken? Headlights wont come on.


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You could jump the connection plug.  You could even put switches in for each circuit.  Circuit diagram below.  You'll have to go back to the main harness for the colors.

Looks like you've lost all the little parts so that switch is probably not salvageable.

@Terrapin Z might have a replacement.  If he does you should install some relays.  That switch overheats and that's why they fall apart.

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You could jump the connection plug.  You could even put switches in for each circuit.  Circuit diagram below.  You'll have to go back to the main harness for the colors.
Looks like you've lost all the little parts so that switch is probably not salvageable.
[mention=18472]Terrapin Z[/mention] might have a replacement.  If he does you should install some relays.  That switch overheats and that's why they fall apart.
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I was thinking about soldering all 3 wires together and just using the off and on switch as it still would function. Is that a bad idea? And what do you mean by jumping the cables, wiring is my least of experience.


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The wiring diagram is more confusing that a person would think.  The headlight power comes in to the switch on white with red stripe then heads off to the fuse box on red.  Two separate wires.  But the running light power comes in on an already fused circuit.

You can't just ground a wire at the switch to power the headlights.  The headlights are grounded through the dimmer switch at the base of the turn signal stalk.

Here's the headlights.  Connect those two wires and the headlights will have power.  The turn signal stalk will control high or low.

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Use a fused circuit to be sure you don't burn any wires if you get them wrong.  Cheap insurance.


So connect both of these cables together and that will jump the head lights? Those are the only 2 similar looking wires from the diagram and that is the only just red cable.


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They're the right colors.  See if they go to the places the wiring diagram shows.  Use a meter and check continuity back to the fuse box.  Use an inline fuse if you're not positive.  If you're wrong or there's already a short in the system the fuse will blow and you can refigure with intact wires.

https://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-lighting/fuse-and-accessories/bussmann-atc-fuse-holder-with-cover/32415_0_0?spps.s=1183&cmpid=LIA:US:EN:AD:NL:1000000:ELC:71700000060662503&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhr2FBhDbARIsACjwLo1sKXm9FtB6ZFhnSgkynIx14jjztRx1TNquFBWnbEfNCHmbqdQdaBYaAipQEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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They're the right colors.  See if they go to the places the wiring diagram shows.  Use a meter and check continuity back to the fuse box.  Use an inline fuse if you're not positive.  If you're wrong or there's already a short in the system the fuse will blow and you can refigure with intact wires.
https://www.autozone.com/electrical-and-lighting/fuse-and-accessories/bussmann-atc-fuse-holder-with-cover/32415_0_0?spps.s=1183&cmpid=LIA:US:EN:AD:NL:1000000:ELC:71700000060662503&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhr2FBhDbARIsACjwLo1sKXm9FtB6ZFhnSgkynIx14jjztRx1TNquFBWnbEfNCHmbqdQdaBYaAipQEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Connecting them did not work, i may be wrong.


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