GM Cadillac 1967-1989 Repair Guide

Headlight Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

1967-79
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument panel bezel, retained on most model years with six screws (varies among models and years).
  4.  
  5. Pull the headlight control knob to the ON position.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screws (usually three) attaching the windshield wiper switch/light switch mounting plate to the instrument cluster and pull the assembly reward.
  8.  
  9. Depress the shaft retainer on the switch, then pull the knob and shaft assembly out.
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  11. Remove the ferrule nut and switch assembly from the mounting plate.
  12.  
  13. To install, reverse the removal procedures.
  14.  

1980-84
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Pull the headlight control knob to the ON position.
  4.  
  5. Reaching up under the instrument panel, depress the switch shaft release button, then pull the shaft and the control knob out.
  6.  
  7. Remove the windshield wiper switch.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ferrule nut and the switch from the instrument panel.
  10.  
  11. Using a small pry bar, insert it into the side of the switch and pry the multi-contact electrical connector from the switch.
  12.  
  13. To install, reverse the removal procedures.
  14.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Common headlight switch mounting

1985-89 Except 1986-89 Eldorado and Seville
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. For access, remove the steering column trim cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the switch mounting screws.
  6.  
  7. Pull out the switch and disconnect the electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedures.
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1986-89 Eldorado and Seville

The headlight switch is located in a switch module on the instrument panel, to the left hand side of the steering column.

  1. Remove the instrument panel trim plate.
    1. Disconnect the air conditioning vent.
    2.  
    3. Remove the radio trim plate.
    4.  
    5. Remove the seven screws and remove the trim plate.
    6.  

  2.  
  3. Remove the two screws and pull the switch module out of the electrical connector in the instrument panel.
  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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