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#2447078 - 02/05/18 06:43 PM 1974 charger headlights not working?
moparvinson Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 146
Loc: bosque farms, new mexico
My son said his headlights quit working on his charger. said they come on when he steps on the dimmer switch but go out as soon as he lets off? bad dimmer switch? Thanks

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#2447081 - 02/05/18 06:47 PM Re: 1974 charger headlights not working? [Re: moparvinson]
Pacnorthcuda Offline
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Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 18966
Loc: Kirkland, Washington
Has to be the switch. Does it still click when operated?

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#2447090 - 02/05/18 07:03 PM Re: 1974 charger headlights not working? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
moparvinson Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 146
Loc: bosque farms, new mexico
I haven't looked at it yet, I will ask him. Thanks

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#2447111 - 02/05/18 07:35 PM Re: 1974 charger headlights not working? [Re: moparvinson]
Montclaire Offline
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Registered: 02/18/03
Posts: 7540
Loc: Scranton, PA
Sounds like the switch to me. They were, at least up until a few years ago, still available at most auto parts stores under the HELP brand.
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#2447147 - 02/05/18 08:12 PM Re: 1974 charger headlights not working? [Re: Montclaire]
I_bleed_MOPAR Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 7648
Loc: Dacula, GA
Fairly notorious for the dimmer switch to go out. My Dad had a '67 Belvedere II s/w he bought new that had the dimmer go out one night when car was about 5 yrs. old. Dad didn't cuss a lot but he had me blushing at 17 that night. biggrin



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'00 Durango 5.9 w/ 5 spd. conversion
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#2447156 - 02/05/18 08:25 PM Re: 1974 charger headlights not working? [Re: moparvinson]
Alaskan_TA Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 26601
Loc: Moredoor, PA
Bad dimmer switch can cause this as mentioned above & it is cheap & easy to change.

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#2447339 - 02/06/18 09:45 AM Re: 1974 charger headlights not working? [Re: Alaskan_TA]
moparx Offline
Dreaming of implants

Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 8649
Loc: north of coder
they are cheap as barry says, but the quality is cheap as well. as most of us don't use our toys as daily drivers, they might last. but while you are buying one, you might as well get two. the last ones i bought at the swap meet was $3.50 for three of 'em, new in the box. i'm not expecting much, but one of those are in use on my cousin's 28 "f-f-f", [i CAN'T say the word !] roadster pickup and works well.
beer

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