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Turn signals and headlights don't work

Recently both my turn signals and headlights stopped working on my '69 911T. I replaced the oldy/moldy fuses with no luck. What are the next logical items to check? Tail lights, backup lights work just fine.
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This sounds like a turn signal stalk issue, specifically at the contacts that operate these functions. If you had been experiencing intermittent failure of your brights, and then total failure, that would lead you to remove the stalk and have a look at the contacts. I am not fluent in the earlier cars but assume better minds than mine will provide more specific advice.
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One of the best tools is a simple 12 volt test light to touch the contacts and find the fault. Start at the headlight/turn signal terminals in the fuse box. Work forward toward the lights or back to the switch from there. If your fuses were moldy, imagine the condition of the light sockets which receive far more exposure to the elements.
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Since you have multiple failures, I agree with Jdub most likely the stalk.

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Similar situation,not as severe. My headlights will turn on fine, but when I have it on low beam, it sometimes toggles to High beam on its own. If I "jiggle/cycle" the stalk a few times, it will normally go back to low beam Contact issue in the stalk.? Any advice appreciated. Thx
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Similar situation,not as severe. My headlights will turn on fine, but when I have it on low beam, it sometimes toggles to High beam on its own. If I "jiggle/cycle" the stalk a few times, it will normally go back to low beam Contact issue in the stalk.? Any advice appreciated. Thx
Yep, sounds like it's the contact strip in the stalk.
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Is it an "easy fix" to clean/restore the contacts.?
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Check this forum for detailed instructions:
Erratic high-beams - very easy repair
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