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  • Hi-beam Indicator Stays Lit on Lo

    Would that be the dimmer switch going bad? The bulb appears to stay partially lit in either Hi or Lo. The headlights do switch between Hi and Lo properly.

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    Does the bulb go out when the engine is running or does it still glow dimly ?
    Driving a 1973 TR6
    Doing ZS carb repairs
    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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    • #3
      Howdy Ken, Yeah stays on whether engine is on/off when the main headlight switch is on. I just noticed though that the dimmer is not changing from Hi to Lo as did a few hours ago. Leads me to think the dip switch, which is on the floor in my vintage, is bad. What do you think?
      Sorry for the delinquent reply - I guess I did not post it when I wrote it earlier this afternoon.

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      • #4
        I'd probably just send you on a 'wild goose chase'...but this'll get someone's attention who can help.
        Driving a 1973 TR6
        Doing ZS carb repairs
        email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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        • #5
          I see that you had another problem with the headlights three days ago that you corrected. Did you pull any wires off of the dip switch as you were looking for the problem? Check that the blue wire is on the proper dip switch terminal. It doesn't matter where the other two wires go.

          If that's not the problem, swap the blue/red and blue//white wires on the dip switch to see if you now have the low beams with no high beam indicator.

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          Jim Herter,͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏͏Copperas Cove, TX
          Original Owner ֍ 1970 TR6 CC 50990 LO

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          • #6
            Switched the secondaries and still have the faintly lit HI beam dash light. Disconnected the switch entirely and have headlights and the dimly lit HI beam indicator. I'm baffled - that can't be right. I must have misconnected some wires when reinstalling the speedometer.
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            Last edited by Guest; 09-13-2019, 05:25 PM.

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            • #7
              Full Disclosure and crow eating time - Mosquitoes and 100 deg. heat in the garage messed with my concentration when trying to sort out all the incidental loose electrical connections when reinstalling the repaired speedometer. I had put the solid blue feed into a blue white run to the floor dip switch and HI beam lamp. All's corrected now.

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