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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: 27 days ago.
Category: RV
Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I meant pull back a little past the detent for running lights.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 27 days 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 27 days ago.
Bwd switch# *****
But I used the same plunger
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 27 days ago.

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

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 26 days 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 26 days ago.
Wires are different color
Blk red on all time
Tan white
Blue red
Solid black
2 blue black
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 26 days ago.

Is there a red/yellow wire?

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
Y rd 10 4
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 26 days 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 26 days ago.
Red yellow lights on power
Bill red power all the time
Customer: replied 26 days ago.
Blk yellow power all the time
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 26 days 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 26 days ago.
Can manipulate all functions a little past deletes but no Speedo function.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 26 days 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 25 days 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 25 days 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 24 days ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am following up with you to see if you got everything you needed from my answer.
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Thanks Chris