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Old 01-01-1970, 12:00 AM   #1
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I wonder if the floor switch for the hi-low beams is bad???





 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hummm...We have a '39 Delux Sedan Convertible, (original 6 volt) the headlights don't work, but the horn does..I can't figure it out..I have the service bulliton, but I can't find a resourse to diagnose this problem...can anybody help?





 
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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poor grounds at headlites. connections along frame pulled out. common problem with ford connectors. or its poor contact in the lite switch at the bottom of steering column. ken ct





 
Old 03-24-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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Burned out bulbs.





 
Old 03-24-2005, 12:02 PM   #5
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hook headlights to horn button...drive with one hand always on the button.





 
Old 03-24-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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Does the 39 have the light circute breaker up under the dash like the 40? Walt





 
Old 03-24-2005, 02:14 PM   #7
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n/t oHIo Jim





 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:40 PM   #8
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YES THE 39 DOES HAVE A STRANGE LITTLE BREAKER SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT THAN THE 40, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT IS THE PROBLEM AS THE HORN WORKS AND IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN THEY ARE ON THE SAME CIRCUIT AND SAME HARNESS. I THINK THAT THERE IS A LIGHTING SWITCH BETWEEN THE HORN AND THE HEADLIGHTS, I WONDER IF THAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?





 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:57 PM   #9
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Start at the problem (the headlights) and work back to the source (the battery). Check the bulbs for continuity, check the grounds at the bulb sockets, follow the harness checking each component in the circuit along the way.





 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:25 AM   #10
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It it is he'll find it by using a methodical diagnosis. Throwing parts at a problem will usually fix it eventually, but it costs money and time.





 
 

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