Push button headlight switch?

WildernessJeep

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Does anyone have any experience with the new push-button headlight switches? My headlight switch is out and I need to replace it. Trying to decide if I want to do the upgrade, or stick with factory.

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simp5782

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Does anyone have any experience with the new push-button headlight switches? My headlight switch is out and I need to replace it. Trying to decide if I want to do the upgrade, or stick with factory.

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Stick with the 3way switch. The pushbuttons have ground issues and have no problem burning the whole truck to the ground when it happens
 

WildernessJeep

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Okay, so I replaced the headlight switch last night with no joy. Replacing the headlight switch made the clearance lights work, but the headlights are still dead. I've got no juice at either headlight. I don't think I have power at the high beam switch, and the high beam indicator light does not light up on the dash (known good bulb). All the other lights on the truck, including black out, are fully and properly working now.

I took the old switch apart, and it is clearly burned on the service light position which indicates a short somewhere. Where would you start looking for the problem?
 

simp5782

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Okay, so I replaced the headlight switch last night with no joy. Replacing the headlight switch made the clearance lights work, but the headlights are still dead. I've got no juice at either headlight. I don't think I have power at the high beam switch, and the high beam indicator light does not light up on the dash (known good bulb). All the other lights on the truck, including black out, are fully and properly working now.

I took the old switch apart, and it is clearly burned on the service light position which indicates a short somewhere. Where would you start looking for the problem?
The breakers on the firewall above the motor. Make sure you have power to them. Also check for burned pins at all connections on the switch and at the hood plug
 

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The breakers on the firewall above the motor. Make sure you have power to them. Also check for burned pins at all connections on the switch and at the hood plug

"Breakers on the firewall above the motor". You mean the control box with the two starter solenoids in it? or something else? I cleaned all the pins and sprayed them with contact cleaner.
 

simp5782

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"Breakers on the firewall above the motor". You mean the control box with the two starter solenoids in it? or something else? I cleaned all the pins and sprayed them with contact cleaner.
No. There are 2 little black boxes with 2 plugs. Between the pcb box and governor

They are About the size of a can of Vienna sausage
 
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