Headlight Switch Stuck

Discussion in '1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk-' started by Denver83, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Denver83

    Denver83 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    So after I got my gas tank fixed, I started the car and while it was running I tried pulling on the headlight knob, and nothing happened, not that the lights didn't come on, the switch didn't pull out. In looking at it, it's not the right switch at all, the knob is about an inch longer than the stock knob. Since I want to change the instrument panel anyway, I figured I would pull the panel out and reach the "ejector button" for the switch from there. I pulled out the 4 screws holding the panel in, disconnected the wires and light bulbs, went to pull the speedometer cable off, and there is a cover over the speedometer nut. I'll post pics when I get my phone charged up.
     
    #1
  2. Denver83

    Denver83 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Here are the pics of the light switch and also the speedometer "lock".
     

    Attached Files:

    #2
  3. RacerJames

    RacerJames Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Kingman AZ
    The headlight switch looks alot like it came from a Maverick or Pinto from the '72-'76 model years. Definitely not right for your car.
     
    #3
  4. Denver83

    Denver83 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Does anyone have any ideas what the speedometer "lock" is or how to get it off? Also, any ideas as how to get the light switch out so I can figure out why the headlights don't work?
     
    #4
  5. horse sence

    horse sence Please don't call me Mom
    SN Certified Technician

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    4,335
    Showcase:
    166
    Albums:
    5
    Likes Received:
    737
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Wile Coyote's stunt double
    Can you see under the cover ? Not correct for Mustang ,some one has been mixin and a swapin parts . Does the light switch pull out at all, or is it a turn to on switch? Is there a set screw on the light switch knob?
     
    #5
  6. Denver83

    Denver83 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I can't see under the cover. The only thing I can see is on the backside of the "lock" is a slot that looks like it would be for a key. I'll post a pic in a little while.
     
    #6

Share This Page