GM Astro/Safari 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Headlight Switch

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See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Headlight switch electrical connections-1985-95 shown, 1996 similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: This style headlight switch was used up to 1995. In 1996 a rotary switch was used

The headlight switch, a push button (rotary dial on 1996) switch to turn the lights on and off, is located on the left side of the instrument panel. A rheostat dial, located with the headlight/parking light switch, is used to control the illumination of the instrument panel.

A dimmer switch (part of the combination switch), to control the Hi and Lo beam operation, is located in the steering column; the lights are changed by pulling the lever toward the driver.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower steering column cover-to-instrument panel screws and the cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate-to-instrument cluster screws and the panel, then allow the panel to hang to the left side by the wiring.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the rear of the headlight switch.
  8.  
  9. Disengage and remove the headlight switch from the instrument cluster trim plate.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Connect the electrical connector to the rear of the headlight switch.
  2.  
  3. Engage and install the headlight switch in the instrument cluster trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Install the instrument cluster trim plate-to-instrument cluster screws and the panel.
  6.  
  7. Install the lower steering column cover-to-instrument panel screws and the cover.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery and check operation.
  10.  

 
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