'95 Lebaron headlights do not work

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Joe Hoyle

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Mar 5, 2004, 9:50:01 PM3/5/04
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My wife recently had to have her car jumpstarted. When she brought it
home, the headlights, the intermittent wipers, and the interior lights
did not work. The engine ran fine, but the voltage gauge only showed 8
volts. The 2- 60 amp fuses in the fuse block for the alternator had
blown, so I replaced those. That solved the charging issue. Today I
replaced the body control module that's behind the passenger kick
panel. Now the wipers and interior lights work fine. Now it's just a
matter of pinpointing what is wrong with the headlights.

The headlights work if you pull the dimmer switch back (like when you
want to quickly flash your lights), but they do not come on with the
headlight switch, and neither do the tail lights nor do the dash
lights. I know that there must be a module that controls the
headlights, since they have the 90 second delay when you turn off the
engine, but I assumed that the body control module did that function.
Is there another module somewhere in the car that controls the
headlights? Any other advice? I'm not an expert on the electrical
system on this thing, so I am a little stumped. I have checked all of
the fuses in both fuse blocks, so that's not the problem.

Thanks in advance!

deadbeat

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Mar 6, 2004, 10:28:49 AM3/6/04
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You could have blown the fuse and the headlights. Jump started my wife's
elantra, and the cables sparked disconnecting them, blew three fuses and the
headlight bulbs because of that mistake.
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GAlan

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Mar 7, 2005, 2:49:18 AM3/7/05
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"deadbeat" <db...@cox.net> wrote in news:L8m2c.9071$506.6459@fed1read05:

> You could have blown the fuse and the headlights. Jump started my
> wife's elantra, and the cables sparked disconnecting them, blew three
> fuses and the headlight bulbs because of that mistake.

Sounds like it was designed by the same people who did the consoles
for the ships in "Star Trek". ;)

Ronda

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Aug 23, 2021, 1:45:04 AM8/23/21
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I know it has been YEARS. But, may I know what you found the issue to be? My 16 bought his first car and it is a '94 lebaton GTC convertible. And it is having the same issues with tail lights and dash lights

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Michael Trew

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Aug 29, 2021, 12:53:11 AM8/29/21
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On 8/23/2021 1:45 AM, Ronda wrote:
> I know it has been YEARS. But, may I know what you found the issue to
> be? My 16 bought his first car and it is a '94 lebaton GTC convertible.
> And it is having the same issues with tail lights and dash lights
>

I can't speak for your car in specific, but it sounds like a grounding
issue. Perhaps a missing or corroded ground.

I've seen similar issues in other cars, mainly with the dash lights,
caused by a faulty rheostat dimmer switch. My mind is leaning toward a
wiring or ground issue.
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