Originally Posted by jfbilbro
do you feel the click in the lever when you try to go from bright to dim?...if you do it's not likely the switch....and the dimmer switch is actually located at the bottom of the steering column....it's actuated by a rod that runs from the top of the column (inside) to the switch...in the column at the top there is a spring activated assembly that pushes the rod down on the dimmer switch when you pull on the lever...
I hadn't had a chance to check this problem out earlier, as it happened on the way to work. I just went out to the parking lot for a few minutes to check out a few things. As I was playing with the connector plugs that plug into each headlight, wiggling it, the lights suddently flickered on. I could wiggle them around and get the lights to flicker on and off like a blinking christmas tree light.
It's almost as if the prongs on the headlights are..., well, "thinner" or something, because they just don't seem to fit snugly inside the slots of the connector. I'll have to see if I can clean up the connectors, or maybe replace them with new ones (if they're available).
Oh, and yes, I could feel the "click" in the lever arm when going from high to low. I started with that, then popped the hood to start troubleshooting. Just a bad fit on the prongs with the connectors.