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8/26/11 8:33am - Original Message: 'Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
legsdiamond
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Hi All.
 
Is the interior headlight and seatbelt light (red) Suppose to stay on all the time. The headlight (red) stays on when you turn on the headlights.
 
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8/26/11 9:42am - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
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No, to both questions. The Headlight Warning light is on because the switch is probably broken on one(or both) of the lights. There is a switch on them that is plastic, and it breaks very easily. I have a pic of the set-up somewhere, but not here at work. Perhaps someone else has one, and can post it.

The Seatbelt light could be for a couple of reasons, but we need to know what year model car it is first. It could simply be the belt is not fastened all the way, or it could be a switch, or wiring problem....


Here is a pic of the headlight stuff. You can see the switch in the lower left...





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8/26/11 10:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
legsdiamond
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The year of my Vette is 1976.

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Darrell


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8/26/11 10:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
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Here is a simplified diagram for the seatbelt warning circuit. The '76 wiring diagram does NOT show a seatbelt warning lamp in the dash...I gotta dig a little deeper to see if I can find a better diagram.




I'm assuming that you are fastening the seatbelt, but the light is still on? If you are not fastening the seatbelt, then I think we've found the solution...LOL


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8/27/11 11:27am - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
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Yes, I fasten both seatbelts and light stays on. Also on the headlight dash light that stays on. Can I buy the switch from Mid America corvette? Is their a specific name for this switch?
 
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8/27/11 1:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
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http://www.mamotorworks.com/corvette.html?frame=4.1240&searched=headlight%20open%20warning%20switch


btw..there are two of these switches...one for each headlight. Make sure that both of the headlights are raising all the way up...sometimes, one of them might not go all the way up, and the light will stay on as a warning. Try pulling up on both of the lights with them on, and see if that makes any difference. If it doesn't, then one(or both) of the switches is the problem. If the light DOES go out  when you pull up on the lights, then linkages may simply need to be lubricated, or you may find a spring that is broken, which is quite common, also.
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8/27/11 10:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
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Really appreciate all the help! I will go and work on it tomorrow. Let you know what transpires. Thanks again! Darrell

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8/28/11 12:40am - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
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Here is the circuit stuff for 77 hope it is the same

 
 
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8/28/11 1:04pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior headlight and seatbelt light'
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Thanks Bob! Appreciate the help!



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