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I have a 96_9 7 f53 thor windsport ,the headlight switch

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I have a 96_9 7 f53 thor windsport ,the headlight switch does not engage in the right spot.When I pull back a little I get running lights and Speedo.all the way back only headlights.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: RV
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I meant pull back a little past the detent for running lights.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

Do you own a volt meter?

Can I get the vin#?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
33fcmf53gxvja25399
Bwd switch# *****
But I used the same plunger
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Can you double check that chassis vin#, it is not returning any results.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
3fcmf53gxvja25399
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** a 97 F53 chassis.

I need you to remove the headlight switch.

  1. black/orange confirm its battery power all the time.
  2. tan/white power all the time
  3. yellow/black power with the key on
  4. light green/yellow power all the time
  5. red/yellow powered only when the headlights are on
  6. brown only powered with the headlights or parking lights on
  7. white/light blue powered only with the headlights or parking lights on.

Let me know what results you get different?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Wires are different color
Blk red on all time
Tan white
Brn
Blue red
Solid black
2 blue black
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Is there a red/yellow wire?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Y rd 10 4
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Do you get these results YE/RD only powered with the headlights on?

BR and LB/RED only powered with the parking lights or headlights on?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Red yellow lights on power
Bill red power all the time
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Blk yellow power all the time
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

When you have it in the parking/running light position, which lights are not working?

When you have it in the headlight position, which lights are not working?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can manipulate all functions a little past deletes but no Speedo function.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

When not manipulating, setting the switch where things should work. What lights are not working correct?

Are you saying the speedometer is inoperative or the speedometer back lighting is not working?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
In the detents nothing comes on
Just past running pos,I get running lights dash,mileage,no Speedo dial on90mph.
Before headlight regent ,all lights work,at stop end only headlights on.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

If the lights are not working when the switch is in the correct position then this is going to be a failure of the headlight switch causing these lighting issues.

Fuse 5 powers the tan/white wire to the headlamp switch. I did not get a confirmation on that wire at the headlamp switch powered up.

This is my 1st answer, but does not have to be my only answer. You the website and myself expect you to have a ~~~5 STAR EXCELLENT~~~ experience with my help. Please let me know if you are pleased by selecting a star rating above or by replying and saying your pleased. Not rating or rating 1-2 stars does not benefit you nor me in any way. Follow up and reply as often and when needed, there is no extra charge to do so.

Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris