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It sounds to me like you might have a loose connection under the dash someplace. I'd start near the fuse block, but behind the glovebox. I've had a weird issue with that connection in the past.
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Doug,I checked the terminals this morning and they are very corroded. Do you know where I can buy a new one?
Before replacing the fuse box, try giving it a vinegar bath to remove the corrosion!
Since your fuse box is a 1968 version, the fuse holders are probably in good condition (nice and tight in the housing-- this is a problem on later fuse boxes).
Mark the wire locations and unscrew them from the fuse box. Place the fuse box in a bowl of white vinegar overnight. Clean the terminals with a brass or stainless brush and when you are done, they should look like new again. Do NOT use sandpaper!
Re-install the fuse box and check your grounds. This should solve most of your problems....
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I remember changing to a BOSCH relay to cure that problem.
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cleans and leaves a light oil film to prevent corrosion. Saved many parts I would have otherwise replaced.
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but that sweet spot, was hard to hit, and it either brought on the bright headlights, or turned everything off. not safe for night time driving.
i also had the lights go completely off, running low beams, and pulling back on the headlight switch, brought them back on. so along with turn signals not working now, which i never got a reply on with the stupid question thread, i have this to deal with also, incase you didn't see the original question posed last week sometime.
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The copper/brass rivets holding the fuse clips were not exactly driven properly.
They looked good visually, but on closer inspection, tiny carbon arc marks could be seen just under the bucked rivet heads.
Worst condition found on the rivets of the fuse holders for the head lights.
I had to remove the fuse box to check out the backside, and found additional arcing marks on the fused clip rivets/washers.
After cleaning off the carbon arc surfaces with contact cleaner, the rivets were lightly re-bucked to hold the fuse clips tightly in place.
Never had a problem thereafter.
Hope that does the trick for your lighting problems.
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Also the fuse box, as mentioned, can benefit from cleaning the underside. Lastly, the terminals on the various wires are often corroded, so contact cleaner, or taking them apart (have spares handy first!) can help alot.
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