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Username Post: 1957 Chevy        (Topic#355978)
dmckee 
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Reg: 04-10-19
04-10-19 04:35 PM - Post#2763995    

Just bought 1957 Chevy, headlights work-bright(bow tie lights up) dim, park lights, tail lights ,brake lights, blinkers lights, flasher lights license plate lights wipers all work. No horn, no dash lights gauges don't work, or 4 small lights . Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated.



 
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acardon 
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Reg: 03-25-05
04-11-19 11:35 AM - Post#2764054    
    In response to dmckee

For the dash lights, check the small fuse on the left edge of the fuse panel. Link to fuse panel. .... Also, rotate the light switch knob, left and right, to maybe get better contact from the dash light dimmer rheostat on the switch.
How do the gauges not work? Do they move at all when the key is turned on? They are powered from the ignition circuit. If it starts, you should have power to the gauges.
To diagnose the horns, have someone push the horn ring while you listen for a click or feel the horn relay activate. If it clicks, jumper 12 volts directly to the terminal on the horn to see if they are good. They often rust up inside. If the relay does not click, jumper the small green wire on the horn relay to body ground. If the horn blows, the problem is probably in the steering column horn ring contact. Link to horn relay.


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


 
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