Euro Headlights - Headlight Switch

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Fri Apr 22 09:17:57 EDT 2005

Cruise performance more commonly is influenced by positioning and
cleanliness of the clutch and brake pedal switches.    The cruise switches
on the left stalk go through a completely separate set of contacts inside
the steering column surround and have a separate wiring harness from the
system for the lights.

At 08:07 AM 4/22/2005 -0500, michael wrote:
>The left stalk is flaky anyway, no matter how many times I replace it. 
>For instance, I get cruise to set maybe 15% of the time on first try. 
>It takes 3-4 tries and holding the set button for seconds. But I am not 
>sure it is the cause of the brights off problem.
>- michael
>On Apr 20, 2005, at 2:18 PM, 200q20v-request at wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 12:35:25 -0400
>> From: "Ingo Rautenberg" <i.rautenberg at>
>> Subject: Re: Euro Headlights
>> To: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>, <200q20v at>
>> Cc: mdearing at
>> Message-ID: <001101c544fd$caa78cc0$52bab1d0 at ingo>
>> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"
>> Another possibility to consider is a marginal headlight switch in the
>> steering column.  I know, the relays have reduced the load to next to
>> nothing, but if they were "on the verge" before, it's certainly a
>> possibility...
>> Ingo
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