‘69 Special/Skylark... how are my headlights supposed to work?

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by Entropy11, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Entropy11

    Entropy11 Well-Known Member

    Hi- I have a 1969 Special Deluxe but I’d assume the same question holds true for the Skylark/GS too...

    How exactly are my inner headlights supposed to operate? I have 4 headlights, but only my outer 2 function (as normal headlights and also brights via my foot switch). I checked the inner set of lights (more toward the grill) and they’re still wired up. I guess I could swap the wires inner to outer and see if it’s just a set of bad bulbs, but the car is sitting down in my storage building and well, I guess I’m just curious how they “should” operate.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Using the foot switch, all 4 headlights should light up when the "brights" are on. When off, only the outers are on.
  3. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Outers should be three prong (hi and low beam), inners should be 2 prong (high beam only), Check your wiring and bulbs.
  4. Entropy11

    Entropy11 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I figured it would be something like that. At least now I know how to make them correct! Appreciate the responses.

    Lol... “brights”. It’s funny the slang you pick up as a kid that pops back into your everyday “technical” vocabulary years later. Haha. Now I realize how my high beams should work!

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