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yes..power gos though the dimmer
if you want..i could give you a wirediagram
just a second
so if there is an issue with the dimme switch this could cause the syptoms i have?
though you may want to do more testing
that is good to know
the diagram will give you somewhere to start
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is there any test i can do at the dimmer to find if it's the problem or if i need to head somewhere else
i really dont know of a good test
sense this is a multi-function switch
give me another second
i have traced power through most of the diagram you have except for power through the dimmer
is there a way to bypass the dimmer
you could jump it at the relay
but..i wouldnt do that
i have all this info already, i bought a DIY book, i just suck at following the wiring diagrams
k, i won't
i am looking through my computer ,,trying to see if i can find you a breakdown test
and the diagrams didn't spell out if the headlamps used the dimmer circuit
this may help you some
where would i find headlamp connector 1?
i would think the problem is the multi-function switch
these will burn out sometimes
do you mean on the steering column?
i replaced that with a brand new one, with the same result. I tried that first
you replaced it?
no not the dimmer, the headlamp switch/turn signal switch
the in-dash dimmer?
the in dash dimmer has not been replaced
what you need to do,,is sit down with the diagram,,,,and just start testing
you are loosing power or ground between the switches and the relay
do the DRL use a reduced voltage as compared to low beams and high beams?
voltage is battery voltage
i took a volt reading at the headlamp low beam side and read less that battery voltage, if that makes sense
we areloosing power to the lights we know
or they would work
for sure. now that i know the dimmer is part of the equation i can factor that into chasing the power through the circuit
it may be bad
i hate electrical problems lol
but..use the diagram,,and test before you buy one
i will, thnx
you are welcome