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post #1 of 3 Old 11-13-2002, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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headlights on 1988 gt

i just picked up an 88 gt from a friend of mine but the entire car was just a shell. Its just about back together and im hopeing to have it on the road this weekend. But im having a problem with the headlights.

The headlights only come on when i turn the turnsignal lever all the way back towards the driver.(flashing high beam)

all other lights work tail lights, singnals, corner lights etc.

ive checked all my fuses, and ive replaced the headlights with new bulbs still nothing, is there a ground problem

thanks for your time Greg

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check headlight switch for melted or corroted wires other then that there is a ground up front by the headlights I believe so check there too. switch alone could be bad.

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I had the same problem and it was the turn signal stalk. It seems that ALL of the power for the headlights (high and low) run thru the stalk. When the contacts wear out, no headlights. I could wiggle my stalk and sometimes the lights would come on and stay on, but it got worse and worse. I would bet money its the stalk. I think mine was about $80 5 years ago.
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