Neophyte said:Hi, I know you were hoping for an answer to your question, but I noticed your post and wondered if we have the same problem. When you say cornering light, are you referring to the one on the side of the car or at top near hood area? Anyway, I hope someone comes along who can help you .
rainingzigzags said:i had the same problem as you.. well kinda still do... the wire on mine is bad and from time to time it don't work... check the wire itself and see if you can get it to work by giggling the wire.. if so then i would replace the wire..( if you can actually do that.. i am not sure though)
How is replacing the whole headlight going to fix a cornering light problemRBraczyk said:i would replace the whole headlight and skip all the guess and check crap. you can get a used one for under 200 bucks. its not too difficult. Its mounted to the radiator support.
Didn't really want to hear that but I will check out the switch. Your comment on "smoking" was interesting as well over a year ago I thought I saw a wisp of smoke come from the steering column right after I had entered the interstate shortly after using my left turn signal. I didn't detect any burnt wiring odor so I basically thought I was seeing things as the sun was in my eyes going West. The cornering lights continued to operate normally for the next 12 months or so until just recently and I never saw smoke again. :hmm:CadillacJack76 said:It is definietly the turn signal switch, the one under the steering wheel, the contacts get worn, that creates resistance, and then that creates heat, which melts the plastic mount that the contact is in, causing the contact to come out of alighnment with the opposite contact, and that causes the light to not come on, but the directional itself to still work (2 seperate contacts). My 90 Deville did the exact same thing that yours is doing, but mine would actually smoke ever once and a while.
had a similar problem on my '81 deville, the plastic case housing the light fixture itself had cracked and the socket was rusted out.. jacked a used socket from a junk yard and all was well..brougham said:There's no fuse specifically for them. Do a search, there's a post in here that's pretty recent from when someone else had the problem and it says step by step how to replace the switch.