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Old 01-28-2017, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Parking light MAYDAY

Ok. Im almost done with my 67 stepside longbed. Need major help. Wired up the lights and got all working except for one thing... When I pull light switch once I get parking lights front and rear.. When I pull on the headlights (2nd click), headlights come on but the front and rear parking lights go off.. Both flash w turn signal but no parking lights at all when headlights are on.. Please help me. I have a truck show thing tonight and need to be able to drive at night. -mason turner. 713-725-8181
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
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Old 01-28-2017, 04:17 PM   #3
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Ok. It appears the 57 Chevy uses the same light switch. I ordered a new one from Chevy abd will see if it fixes my issue. I took it apart abd wire brushed the switch and it is working now, minus the front parking lights when headlights are on. But they still flash when turn indicators are on.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:19 AM   #4
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That could be how your switch was designed to work. I had a '57 f-100 that the front park lights would only stay lit in the first switch pull position and then go out when the headlights were engaged with a full pull. That's just how it was done on many older vehicles. As time went on, hl switches were changed so that the front parks would stay on in both switch positions.

A couple things to keep in mind also. The bulbs inside your front park/ts housings and the rear tail/ts housings are dual filament. One filament is dim for the tail lights and front park lights. The other filament is bright for the turns front and rear and for brakes in the rear. So the circuits that trigger the brighter filaments are separate from the circuits that trigger the dim filaments and must remain so at all times. That's what allows you to see a both a solid dim light and a flashing bright light emitting from the same bulb at the same time.
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:00 AM   #5
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I recently had the same issue while installing a new kwik wire harness in my Scout II, I moved the parking light wire connection at the headlight switch from the right connection closest to the fire wall to the far left position in the row of 3 on the stock g.m. Style headlight switch & all lights worked as they should. Good luck.
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