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what could be causing this?

put a new headlight switch in my 99 cobra bc only thing that would come on was the headlights (no tails,dash or fogs)
when i pull the knob all the way out only the headlights come on no dash lights or anything....but if i barely push the knob back in and i mean barely the dash lights,fogs and tails will come on
when i barely push it in i hear a click coming from the front of the car by thr front bumper
is there somekind of relay or switch located up there that could be causing this?
replaced headlight switch twice, checked all fuses multiple times, checked all wires behind cluster and headlight switch
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when i barely push it in i hear a click coming from the front of the car by thr front bumper
is there somekind of relay or switch located up there that could be causing this?
Fog light relay in the battery junction box is most likely making the clicking noise.

I'm going to assume that you have doubled check all fuses and that can't possibly be your problem.

Further going to assume the switch is good.

Then the most likely issue is a poor connection to the head light B2 (TN/WH) gang. There is a detailed pinpoint test in the 1999 Ford service manual (149-001). If interested in getting a copy for yourself, I maybe able to help. PM if interested.

If this were my car, I would inspect the wire harness connectors at the headlight switch itself. Look for evidence of heat damage. What may have happened is prior over heating events have damaged the connector thus making a poor electrical connection.


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