I’m the proud owner of an '87 Acura Legend. It’s never had any major mechanical problems, but little things keep breaking on it. Lately I’ve noticed a minor electrical problem. When you switch the headlights on, the dashboard and taillights go out. They work fine when the switch is turned to the first position, for daytime running lights. I used to be able to keep both sets of lights on by turning the switch halfway between the first and second positions, but that doesn’t work anymore.
I’ve also had a couple of intermittent problems with instrument lights blinking or not coming on. I’ve checked all the fuses, but none were burned out.
I figure there’s a corroded contact in the headlights switch. It’s on the end of the turn signal arm that sticks out of the steering column. Unfortunately it will probably be necessary to take apart the entire column to get at it.
Is there anything else I should check before I have a bunch of expensive work done?