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March 2nd, 2009, 9:29 AM   #1  
Parking/Running lights won't work?

(1993 Chevrolet Silverado) For some odd reason my lights won't work? My headlights work fine, but the dash lights where my speedometer and gauges are don't work and my running lights don't work either. So when i'm driving at night i have no lights in the back unless i push on the break!!! Someone told me that the switch that turns the lights on went out? Also i wired up my halo rings on my headlights and now they don't work idk if that has something to do with it? I don't think the halo's are the reason due to the fact that they worked fine when i hooked them up. Plz help i can't drive legally until it's fixed.


P.S. I checked all of my fuses.

 
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March 2nd, 2009, 1:24 PM   #2  
I would say it is probably the switch, or maybe a short which caused the switch to malfunction since in '93 the headlights and running lights are on different switches in the same unit and you said that your headlights still work.

 
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March 2nd, 2009, 7:01 PM   #3  
do you have the dash brightness turned down
you can fix this by messing with your dome light switch

 
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March 2nd, 2009, 9:49 PM   #4  
Yeah my headlights still work and i already adjusted the brightness and nothing happens but i can turn the dome light on with the same switch but it doesn't change the brightness because the lights won't even come on. Would anyone know where i could pick up this switch? Autozone? O'reilly?

 
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March 3rd, 2009, 7:43 AM   #5  
I seem to recall having this problem on one of my same era GM cars and it was the tail light bulb....the dash lights go out to let you know that one of the bulbs has blown. Give it a shot and see if it works...if it does not, then I don't remember that at all!

 
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March 3rd, 2009, 12:07 PM   #6  
I don't think it can be a tail light bulb cuz my stock tail light bulbs arent't hooked up the L.E.D. rings are hooked up in the back.

 
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March 3rd, 2009, 10:08 PM   #7  
change the switch the contacts get burned out in the switch and quit workin i have changed mine in my 89 twice since i got it because of that same prob i could usually plaw with the switch and get it to work easy way to check is pull the switch and see if you have power on the brown wire comin out with the switch on if not it is the switch if you do then you may have ALOT of burnt bulbs

 
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March 4th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #8  
Ok well how to do i take the switch out? Is it the torque screws that are on the front? I believe there is 4 of them?

 
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March 4th, 2009, 2:30 PM   #9  
Looks like it, those screws hold the bezel on, then you can access the head light switch.

http://www.lmctruck.com/ICATALOG/CD/full.aspx?Page=35

 
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June 1st, 2014, 4:47 PM   #10  
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