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6/3/12 11:13pm - Original Message: 'headlamp help'
Badger
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Bettendorf, IA - USA

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1979 Sport Coupe, titanium silver with red interior

Joined: 6/3/2012
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I have a 79 and I am having issues with my headlamps not flipping up. Sometimes they do work sometimes im pulling them up manually. Any idea where to start looking for problems?
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6/4/12 12:50am - Reply: 'Re: headlamp help'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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It could be the actuator rod seal.  They deteriorate over time.  



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6/4/12 8:43am - Reply: 'Re: headlamp help'
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Cramerton, NC - USA

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black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion

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The vacuum system which operates the headlights is a fairly complicated system.  You need to look at each component to see which ones are the major problem.  Usually you will find that there are several of the components working together, or should I say, not working that cause the problem.  The link below will take you to a site which gives help in troubleshooting the vacuum system.  Click on the link "vacuum trouble" and it will take you to the correct page.
 


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6/4/12 10:39pm - Reply: 'Re: headlamp help'
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Bettendorf, IA - USA

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1979 Sport Coupe, titanium silver with red interior

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thanks for all the help, turns out a vacuum line had merely disconnected. K.I.S.S. right?
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6/5/12 7:17am - Reply: 'Re: headlamp help'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Have to do with your mystery vac lines?

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6/5/12 10:29am - Reply: 'Re: headlamp help'
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Bettendorf, IA - USA

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1979 Sport Coupe, titanium silver with red interior

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i dont think so, the vacuum line that was disconnected was up near the headlights. But im still trying to tie up all the lose ends.
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