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1991 3500 lights problem

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Jay brown, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    1991 3500 headlights and running lights will not come on untill they are turned on for 5-15 minutes....when they finally do come on and i turn them off they will come back on no problems.....is this problem in the switch or is there something i need to know? thanks, jay
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Had that same issue on my 94 2500. Turned out to be the headlight switch was bad. Overheated the thing and wouldnt work. New switch and you should be good to go. Is it the 91 of the 88-98 Chevy trucks, or still the 73-87 Chevy?? I know you could still get the old style 3500 in 91 like the subs and blazers. That would probably make a difference as to what the issue may be
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    it's of the newer style. thanks for the help!!

  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    That body style truck is notorious for headlight switch failures. I used to carry a spare switch with me when my truck was on-road.
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    thinking back, it all started when a new plow guy ran the headlights and the plow lights at the same time...i just wired the plow lights up to the running lights. probably got too hot...
  6. marylandbigb

    marylandbigb Member
    Messages: 87

    check the headlight switch connector also see if it is melted they were notorious for that especially if u r running the plow lights through the switch