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Old 11-01-2010
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My rear lights did the same thing turns out on my bird the light fixtures them selves had just rotted out. I replaced them with new led style lights .
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Not so Kip. That head light switch has several contacts inside. Those contacts can and do come apart which effects a part of the total light system. That is the bad part. The good part is they are available at most parts stores.
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John,

This is probably your headlight switch, 1988 Chevy, Caprice.
replace it or atleast carry a spare. Used on many GM products,
available at any auto parts store. There are several variations for
the switch stenciling colors

http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Det...+50012+2012014
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If my brake lights are in fact working then I would think perhaps the switch. If I don't have brake lights then that would seem to me to lead in another direction or not?

Seems a little odd to me that I have turn signals and not emergency signals which in reality is just both turn signals flashing. And running lights and brakes both?

I'll get more information this evening. Just hoping for a definitive cure based on symptoms but sounds like it could be a number of things.
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John,
We are currently in PA at son's home. Leaving here on Wednesday. I will stop on the way home and help you chase down & fix the tail lights (was planning to stop by anyway and give you another lynch pin for the exhaust.)
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COOL. And if by some small slip of luck I have the problem fixed I'll come up with some other "issue" we can chew over. Might just go out to get a bite to eat and let the bus sit???? Let me know when you're coming thru.
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Forgot to add cell phone # 484-629-9058. Our schedule is flexible. Don't have to be back in FL till the weekend. Let me know when is best for you. We'll make it all work.
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OK, Slipped home over lunch and the brake lights are functioning so I am going to swap out the switch this evening and see what that does for me. Thanks everyone. Just seems to be the running lights and dash lights at this point. (Plus the emergency flasher which might be another none related issue)
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Sounds like a ground issue. Get them to NOT work and run a known good ground jumper to the rear door if they are mounted to it and see if they will work with aux ground wire. Run a wire from the - battery post and ground to the rear door permanently. Can't remember if your lights are on the rear door. Intermittent ground will blow all the bulbs in the circuit when it makes contact. I have seen every single bulb in a truck blow at one time from intermittent ground at the battery.
Had fun meeting you folks at Maxton. We got home Sunday afternoon. Rick in Ohio
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Ken, How was the trip to PA. Any problems on your maden voyage north?
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