Intermittent - starter energizes when headlight switch turned on

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Old 06-03-08, 06:48 PM
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Intermittent - starter energizes when headlight switch turned on

I'm looking for a few suggestions to solve this issue.

1988 Ford F250

I have an intermittent issue that I can't seem to pin down. Occassionally when I pull the headlight switch out to turn the truck lights on the starter energizes.

It doesn't matter if the ignition key is on or off or even in the ignition.

I tried to follow various wires from the switch to see if the previous owner somehow tapped in to them, but have not found anything.

The hardest issue is that it is intermittent so trying to track down the problem is baffeling me...

Suggestions!!!

Thanks
 
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Old 06-03-08, 07:36 PM
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Sounds to me like a headlite wire is making intermittent contact w/ starter solenoid wire. Might be easier to run new solenoid wire from switch to solenoid.
Mike
 
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Old 06-03-08, 07:50 PM
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why didnt I think of that!

Thanks Mla2ofus....
 
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Old 06-04-08, 11:07 AM
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dose the vehicle have a remote start installed if so try disconecting it and see if problem goes away
 
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