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So Iinstalled a new head light switch and wire harness on my 66 gt coupe. The parking lights work w/ the switch in the park light position but turn off when the head lights go on...... Is this normal ???:?:
They never were on at the same time until some bureaucrat around 1980(?) decided to make it mandatory as a safety feature. That way, if a headlight burns out there will still be a visible side marker light (also not a parking function) to see so that your car is not mistaken for a oncoming motorcycle.
I think its kinda cool that they are the way they are...stand out from the crowd. I had a '54 Chevy Panel truck (i know you all know by now) but it was made with only 1 rear brake light. It was mounted on the rear left door. (knee level or little higher) It also had 2 parking lights mounted up at chest level (so total 3 parking lights in rear but only the lower one used as a brake light Used to get pulled over in high school because of it.
"Da Blue Car"
1966 Mustang Coupe 289
Arcadian Blue 205,000 miles -
Last edited by 6T6Coupe; 03-18-2013 at 12:22 AM.
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