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Why will the headlights and high beams on a 1986 F150 not go on even though the other lights activated by the light switch do?


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2005-01-02 18:48:26
2005-01-02 18:48:26

I had the same problem on my 87 f-150. You will have to take the dash apart and remove the whole switch assembly. The problem is the retainer on the switch is melted from the heat generated and the wires aren't making contact in the module. I was unable to find an aftermarket replacement but you may find one at a salvage yard. Good luck.


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