62 Biscayne - Headlights Cut Out Randomly - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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62 Biscayne - Headlights Cut Out Randomly

Hey Guys,

Got a bit of a wiring problem I believe that I could use some thoughts on....

I have a 62 Biscayne will ALL new wiring from American Autowire. Most everything is hooked up and was working fine. Had the headlights hooked up and working with no issues. Now for some reason the headlights will come on but within 15 seconds of the car running and driving, they cut out. I can push the headlight switch in and back out and they come back on for a split second, then off again. After that I can't get them back on. Sometimes they will pop on and then off again intermittently. The dash lights, my aftermarket tach light, and dome light all work correctly as they should. I already checked the two headlight grounds and even removed them, cleaned the core support where they attach down to bare metal, and re-secured them but that didn't help. After I shut the car off, they wouldn't come back on. If I were to walk in the garage now and try them, they would work....until I started the car and started to drive.

Any thoughts?!

Thanks for your help!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 07:20 AM
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You might check the dimmer switch. I just hate it when a car has a mind of its own.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 07:41 AM
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Or the ground for the dimmer switch. Those floorboards (named for back when cars had wooden bodies) get might rusty.

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