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Username Post: tail lights won't turn off        (Topic#343233)
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Loc: San Francisco, CA
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06-03-17 10:44 PM - Post#2694251    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

I have seen that wire included with some complete aftermarket lighter assemblies, but not sold loose. However, it couldn't hurt to check with American Auto Wire, who is one of the forum sponsors.

As a last resort, you could make up a wire using the crimp or solder terminals available from most parts stores and some well-stocked hardware or home improvement stores.

Congrats on finding and fixing the light switch problem. Sometimes it just takes a lot of persistence.


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Reg: 03-25-05
06-04-17 08:24 AM - Post#2694294    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

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I need to get the wire from my light switch to my lighter.

The lighter should not ne wired to the light switch. The original harness has a splice inside the harness on the red wire that originally went to the lighter. If the lighter ever shorted out, this red wire often melted and may have been cut off from the harness. If there is an open fuse on either side of the red wire connector, I would connect the lighter to a 15 or 20 amp fuse. If there is no open fuse holder, put an in-line fuse connected to the red wire on the fuse block.

Do the dash lights work with the switch and dim when the knob is turned? It acts like the dash lights (gray wire) may be wired to come on with the ignition switch.

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Loc: Parker, Colorado
Reg: 01-11-05
06-04-17 05:55 PM - Post#2694391    
    In response to acardon

I noticed dash lights, well the speedometer lights are always on.

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G. Baker 
Posts: 51

Loc: Ontario Canada
Reg: 12-18-15
01-14-19 01:52 PM - Post#2757366    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

Sticking contacts in the Voltage Regulator is a possibility.
Check Brake light Switch for function and setting.
I believe you can adjust how close the button is to the pedal shaft.


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