Chevrolet Full Size Cars 1979-1989

Headlight Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Common headlight switch removal

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the instrument panel bezel, retained on most model years with six screws (varies among models and years), or the steering column trim lower trim, as applicable.
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  5. Pull the headlight control knob to the ON position.
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The mounting plate on most 1981 and earlier vehicles is for both the windshield wiper switch and light switch. On most 1982 and later vehicles, the windshield wiper control/switch has been relocated to the multi-function lever and the steering column.

  1. Remove the screws (usually three) attaching the light switch mounting plate to the instrument cluster and pull the assembly rearward.
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  3. Depress the shaft retainer on the switch, then pull the knob and shaft assembly out.
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  5. Remove the ferrule nut and switch assembly from the mounting plate.
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  7. Disengage the electrical connector and remove the switch from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the switch and engage the wiring connector.
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  3. Install the switch assembly to the mounting plate, then install the ferrule nut.
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  5. Install the knob and shaft assembly.
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  7. Install the screws attaching the light switch mounting plate to the instrument cluster.
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  9. Install the instrument panel bezel or steering column lower trim and retaining screws.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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