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Username Post: Headlight Wires        (Topic#353296)
Brian D from NJ 
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Brian D from NJ
Loc: Riverside, New Jersey
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10-04-18 12:20 PM - Post#2747860    

I had to remove (cut) the bulkhead connector from my 56's firewall to hookup my new alternator.

I am reconnecting all of the wire now. I have parking lights, turn signals and brake lights.

The only thing that I don't have are headlights. I understand the Light Green wire is for low beams (found that one) and that the Tan wire is for the high beams. That one I can't find and don't know where it went.

I've been under the dash a couple of times to try to trace back to the bulkhead with no luck.

I can see on a schematic where it should go but for some reason I can't find the Tan wire when I'm under the dash.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I've thought of the possibility the P.O. may have spliced a different color wire onto the Tan wire.

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 

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acardon 
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acardon
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10-04-18 02:42 PM - Post#2747866    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

On a 56, the tan and light green headlight wires come from the dimmer switch through a grommet into the main harness and then out through the firewall plug. Link to headlight wires.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
Brian D from NJ 
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Brian D from NJ
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10-04-18 03:58 PM - Post#2747874    
    In response to acardon

Thanks Don, who woulda thought the dimmer switch would come into play here.

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 
Brian D from NJ 
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Brian D from NJ
Loc: Riverside, New Jersey
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10-04-18 04:15 PM - Post#2747876    
    In response to acardon

Hmmm, by that diagram, Light Green is for High Beams. I thought it was the other way around. (Tan for high.)

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 
acardon 
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acardon
Loc: DFW TEXAS
Reg: 03-25-05
10-04-18 05:06 PM - Post#2747878    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

Yes, a light green wire also goes to the high beam indicator bulb in the dash from the firewall plug.
There is only one yellow wire from the headlight switch to the dimmer switch.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


Edited by acardon on 10-04-18 05:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

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