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Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. #740733
September 23rd 2018 1:15 am
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Hey ladies and fellers! I hit a deer pretty good a few weeks ago. I'm slowly collecting parts to get it looking good like it used to again, but my high beams don't work any more.

The bulbs are both good, but they don't come on, nor does the high beam indicator on the dash. I've looked through my chilton's manual but can't find a fuse for the headlights or find where a relay might be.

Let me hear your brilliant ideas for how to get this working again!

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Re: Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. [Re: UncleCreepy] #740735
September 23rd 2018 1:22 am
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(1) dimmer switch
(2) ground
(3) wiring for the high beams.

Year, make, model, and photos of damage might help.


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Re: Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. [Re: UncleCreepy] #740736
September 23rd 2018 7:10 am
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What Reed said and maybe pics would help.


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Re: Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. [Re: UncleCreepy] #740740
September 23rd 2018 8:07 am
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You didnt have high beams before you hit the dear ....

https://www.vanning.com/threads/ubb...e-mysterious-blown-fuses.html#Post740731


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Re: Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. [Re: frscke1] #740971
September 27th 2018 12:52 am
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1990 Chevy G20. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow.

Dimmer switch: It turns the low beams on, I'll run out and check that is dims the dash lights tonight.

Ground: Both from the battery are good. The one that connects to the body close to the battery is fine, and I used half a can of brake clean on the one that connects to the engine block to clean it while I was checking down there.

Wiring for the high beams: looks fine under the hood. Nothing broken, pinched, etc. All other lights work before the fuses blow. frown

Re: Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. [Re: Reed] #740972
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The dimmer switch turns off the dash lights after the detent. More of an off/on than on/dim/off..

Re: Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. [Re: UncleCreepy] #740979
September 27th 2018 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by UncleCreepy
The dimmer switch turns off the dash lights after the detent. More of an off/on than on/dim/off..



That is normal for dirty contacts on the dash dimmer switch. What about the high/low beam selector switch? That is what I was referring to when I said "dimmer switch" above. I wasn't referring to the dash light dimmer switch.


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Re: Smacked a deer. Now, no high beams. [Re: UncleCreepy] #741038
September 28th 2018 12:32 am
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Oh gotcha. ;) Or maybe the 'brighter' switch? I had to adjust the steering wheel down a bit to get it to work lately, but it worked.

Damage isn't so bad but has prompted me to start a few projects with the ol' girl.

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