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Re: 5ks high beam switch

Hi Ron:

>My 88 5k has only hi beamns when the lights are on.  The guy who sold it to
>me said it was the hibeam relay (like my old VWs had) but I see that this
>thing does seem to have a hibeam relay.

Correct. No relay for the weak US spec lites.

>Is the switch in the column the culprit?

99%-yes. Pull the plug off one lite, stick a test lite between WHITE (Hi 
beam)and BROWN (ground) and turn Hi beams on: test lite is not lit-check the 

>Is it a horror to replace?

A horrror?-no. Expensive?-yes.

Igor Kessel
the sweetheart: 200TQ, chipped and MOMO'd through out,
in Tornado "arrest-me-officer" Red;
the ex: 5000s, the EE's nightmare
Phila PA, USA