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Need Help....Dash lights go out when I switch to high beams
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Post Post subject: Need Help....Dash lights go out when I switch to high beams
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 06:30 PM
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Dash lights work great when my low beams are on. But, when I switch to high beams on my '66 Baja, the dash lights go out. This poses a problem if I need the high beams, and I can't see how fast I am going in the dark.

A long time ago, I had this problem in a vehicle of mine. But instead of fixing the problem, I just stuck a reading light on the dash and aimed it at the speedometer for night time use. I really don't want to do that this time around.

Does anyone know why this would be happening?

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Post Post subject: Re: Need Help....Dash lights go out when I switch to high be
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 06:46 PM
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are you running toggle switches or factory switches..? i am running toggle type and my dash lights are wired to the low / running lights.. so i have my high beams on a separate toggle and need to leave my low beams on otherwise i am running only high beams.. Laughing just them.. really.. no taillights or anything..


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Post Post subject: Re: Need Help....Dash lights go out when I switch to high be
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 06:55 PM
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also, if your running both on a single switch, your dash lights are probably wired to the low beam so when you turn on your highs it will automatically turn off your lows.. how are your tail lights..? do they turn off too? not brake lights, just the running / marker lights.. they should be on the same circuit i think.. so when your running lights are on so are your dash.. and your high beams should be on a different one so they don't interfere.. for example, you wouldn't want your running lights and dash to get brighter just cause you turn on your high beams.. or dimmer because of more power draw.. lol..


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