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Old 06-25-2018, 05:12 PM   #1
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Headlights

Does anyone know why there isnt a switch to turn on my headlights? I only have two switches one for clearance and the other is the one on the steering column that I figured was the high beams but it only flashes them. It is a 1999 thomas with a DT466E any info would be appreciated 😁
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:17 PM   #2
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My lights go on automatically when the key is on. There is also a switch for turning them on and off upper left near the steering wheel. Show a pic of your dash switches.

I watched this video and he doesn't mention a light switch. Do you have a hi/lo switch?
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:18 PM   #3
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My 94 Thomas has a pull switch just above and to the right of the ignition.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:27 PM   #4
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I have switches for the headlights in both buses, my Bluebird leaves the headlights on any time it's running and the switch only changes the market/tail lights.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:55 PM   #5
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The knob beside my ignition only operates the clearance lights and the odd looking switch in the dash is a switch I put in to run power from my DC circuit to the interior lights
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:56 PM   #6
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And it flipped the picture upside down... great 😂😂
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:57 PM   #7
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The running lights come on with the ignition I just dont have a switch for headlights or high beams
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:01 PM   #8
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The running lights come on with the ignition I just dont have a switch for headlights or high beams
While there may not be an on/off switch, there has to be a hi/lo switch somewhere there.
Is your hi/lo on the turn signal arm like mine?
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:24 PM   #9
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I had to eliminate the DRL's on the Nuke Bus. The module was malfunctioning and caused the lights to stay on ALL the time.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:29 PM   #10
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Theres a high flash on the turn signal but not a switch for full high beams
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:37 PM   #11
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HIgh beams may be on the floor. Mine are in both buses.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:41 PM   #12
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Theres a high flash on the turn signal but not a switch for full high beams
Does not pulling the signal arm towards the steering wheel click on the high beams and clicking it again turns them down?
That's how mine work on a 99 Int. Genesis.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:30 PM   #13
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It clicks but doesn't stay bright
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:42 PM   #14
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You got to pull that switch all the way out to the second click for headlights.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:03 PM   #15
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It clicks but doesn't stay bright
Does it push downwards away from the wheel? It may be it and it's broken.

Here is my headlight switch and turn signal arm, how do yours differ?
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:40 PM   #16
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No button on the floor and no switch on the dash I've been trying to figure it out since last month
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:31 PM   #17
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On your first pic you posted. Just to the right of the ignition and parking brake knob. That should be the headlight switch that pull out 2 clicks.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:36 PM   #18
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Already tried it's only the clearance lights :\
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:55 AM   #19
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It should turn on more than the clearance lights. I had one go bad. I popped it apart and the contacts were covered with a greasy black ooze. I ordered a new switch, but I cleaned up the old one and put it back in as I needed to drive. That was a year ago and it still is working like a new one.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:57 AM   #20
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Inside the switch are quite a few contacts. I think they use separate ones for the clearance, tail and headlights.
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