> Hi guys, Has anyone ever had a problem with their dimmer switch? Can they
> short out internally?
Headlight dimmer, not dashboard dimmer, right ? Although anything is possible,
I think it's very unlikely. I've never seen one do that. More likely a short
in the wiring on the load side, IMO.
> OK...switch to the regular lights and they go
> dark and I
> have to play with the dimmer to get the regular lights back on.
I assume by "regular lights", you mean the low beams ? Are you sure you aren't
turning the high beams back on ?
> I also wonder why it wouldn't just blow a fuse if it
> did short out, I ripped every wire out of the car and installed a
> Dan Masters
> harness a year ago and I know it's the electrical system is rock
That does seem odd ... did you follow Dan's schematic ? If so, how do you know
it's discharging (his schematic has no ammeter since Dan, like TeriAnn, doesn't
believe in them) ?
For maximum voltage to the headlight bulbs, Dan's harness (like the factory
harness) does not use fuses in the headlight circuit. So one possible
explanation is that you have a short on the load side of the low beam relay
(between the relay & the headlights). But that wouldn't explain why they work
after fiddling with the dimmer switch ... unless it's the high beams you see
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