Knowing what year model will help. All tri-5's don't have the same switches and wiring amoung othe differences.Ok. The guy I purchased the car from wired it up. It has a new light switch. I know he wired it incorrectly and criss crossed the wires. I would like to turn on the headlights without having to turn on the car. Please advise. Thanks
See these links:Its a 1955 chevy wagon. A color picture of the light switch and the color of the wires would be helpful.
The light switch is not likely the problem, the ignition switch provides constant power to the light switch, clock, dome light, ect.Its a 1955 chevy wagon. A color picture of the light switch and the color of the wires would be helpful.
Probably didn't do it on purpose. Does the radio and heater shut off with the key?Thanks. I will check the ignition switch and the headlight switch and see which wires are conneted wrong. Why would he have connected the lights to only turn on when the key is in acc mode? What sence does that make?
There should be a red with black stripe wire going to the very front batt terminal of the light switch that comes from a headlight circuit breaker on the EZ fuse block. This breaker has constant power if the fuse block is wired correctly, but who knows??? The headlights are apparently wired to the instrument-gray wire terminal of the switch and will blow the dimmer rheostat soon.My car has no radio or heater. I looked at the ignition switch diagram you ent me. The wires on my switch dont match your diagram. The wiring harness is a ez wiring fusebox and harness. It was installed when I bought the car. There are no dash lights, no lighter, and no speedo. Also, there are only three wires on the light switch. Red-battery, Brown-light, Blue-dimmer. When I turn on the motor and I pull the headlight switch...the lights go on. The high beams floor switch works also. This is goingg to sound strange....when the lights are on, I turn the dimmer switch to the right and the headlights dim instead of the dash lights. All I want to do is get the lights to turn on without the engine running.
1. Do the dash lights dim when the knob is turned? The dash light gray wire should be plugged to one of the terminals on the upper left corner of the fuse block. .... http://www.trifive.com/garage/57%20Chevy%20Assembly%20Manual/110-7-01.gifI have a 57 and some of my wires are incorrectly placed. The car has the original loom and it is in great shape. My problems are. 1. the dash lights only come on when the engine is running. 2. the dome light comes on when the doors are open but is unaffected at all by the light switch. 3. the heater and radio do NOT go off with the ignition switch. 4. the back up lights work without the igniton being on??? 5. the glove box light doesn't work. 6. the cigarette lighter doesn't work. Haven't got to the clock yet. Otherwise, all seems OK. HELP