GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Headlight Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1988-91 R/V Series

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Reaching up behind instrument cluster, depress shaft retaining button and remove switch knob and rod.
  4.  
  5. Remove instrument cluster bezel screws on left end. Pull out on bezel and hold switch nut with a wrench.
  6.  
  7. Attach multiple wiring connectors at switch terminals.
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  9. Remove switch by rotating while holding switch nut.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the headlight switch knob-R/V series

Except 1988-91 R/V Series

See Figures 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 2: The headlight switch is mounted behind a bezel on the instrument panel-1988-95 model shown, others similar

  1. Remove the instrument cluster bezel.
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  3. Disconnect the switch wiring.
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  5. The headlamp switch is either retained by screws or is of the snap-in type. Remove the headlamp switch by unfastening the retaining screws or unsnap the switch from the bezel.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Example view of a snap-in type headlamp switch

 
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