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Front end lighting issue

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Hello all,

None of the parking lights in the front end of my '91 are working. Everything else works including the front turn signals and cornering lights. Someone on Facebook said that there was an article about this in the Newsletter some time ago but couldn't remember when. Has anyone else had this issue and more importantly, cured it? I know the wires to them are black/yellow and green but I haven't gotten into this yet. Thanks in advance. 

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Dumb question, but have you probed the connector to see if there is power and a good ground?

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I just started looking into it today. Both front side marker bulbs were bad. They work now. Both front park light bulbs are ok and I stopped there. Ill be testing for 12V and grounds on my next day off. I pulled the bumper to make it easier to get to everything, including getting WD-40 onto the front marker housing bolts. Very rusty but they came out ok.  

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Ok  One front one also burnt out and one socket was intermittent. I bent the center electrode to make better contact with the bulb and they all work now. 

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Hi make sure your headlight switch isn't overheating, that's a common problem with these type of switches. I converted mine to automatic headlights and used relays to power the headlights and taillights to take the load away from the switch. I have an extra kit with relays available if you're interested. Works great, no need to remember to pull out or push in the headlight switch any longer, it's all automatic just like the modern cars. See the attached pic for the kit I used.

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