I have a problem with the high beams on my '77 TA:
A while after I switch to high beams, they start blinking.
The time it takes before it happens, vary from 5 to 10 min.
Only the headlights blink, the other lights are OK.
Seeing as I live in the middle of nowhere, high beams are very important
here, and now the dark time of the year is coming.
Any ideas what the cause is?
Thanx in advance
I believe there is a circuit breaker built into the headlight switch. When
there is too much of a load, it starts to cycle which keeps the lights from
going completely out.
First thing to do is make sure you aren't using headlights with too much
wattage. Use only standard halogen bulbs, not the high output ones.
If the lights are fine, then replace the switch. Shouldn't be more than $10
or $20 at the local parts store.
There is a circuit breaker built into the headlight switch and the switch may
be bad, or as stated you are using the wrong headlights.
European lighting standards are different than the US ones :).
Umm, Mike: Jan lives in Norway so parts aren't just around the corner for his
type of car. LOL. (But should be available).
I know Norwegian folks like Chevy products :), and the T/A uses the same parts
as some older Chevy products where are semi-popular there :).
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
You must have higher wattage than stock highbeam headlights. This
happened to my dad's '78 T/A when he switched to bright Ciebie headlights.
I think he solved it by adding a relay in the highbeam headlight circuit.
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