Home Auto Repair How to Install a Headlight Switch on a 1993 Dodge Shadow

How to Install a Headlight Switch on a 1993 Dodge Shadow

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If the low and high beam headlights on your 1993 Dodge Shadow aren’t functioning, you may have to replace the faulty headlight switch. The 1993 Dodge Shadow differs from earlier models of the Dodge Shadow because the factory-installed sealed-beam headlight assemblies were replaced with more aerodynamic composite versions. The headlight switch resides on the left side of the steering column and can be installed without any specialty tools or the removal of extraneous parts. The installation procedure will take less than half an hour.

Tools Used: Tools, Screwdriver, Crescent wrench

Install a Headlight Switch

Turn off your 1993 Dodge Shadow if it was on, prop open the hood, and disconnect the negative battery cable in the engine compartment to ensure safety while working near electrical components. Disconnect the negative battery cable by loosening the nut securing the negative cable to the negative terminal, with your crescent wrench. Look for a minus sign near the cable to identify it. Remove the screws holding the two halves of the steering column bezel together with the screwdriver, and pull the steering column bezel apart.

Remove the two screws mounting the headlight switch wand to the base of the steering column. Disconnect the wiring block from the headlight switch and pull the headlight switch off of the steering column. Disconnect the wiring block by pressing down on its top tab and pulling it directly out of the headlight switch. Insert the headlight switch onto the base of the steering column, remount the two screws holding them together, plug back in the wiring block, and resecure the two halves of the steering column bezel.