High beam lights

Melissa Wells Holcomb

Asked by Jan 17, 2016 at 04:18 PM about the 1981 Pontiac Firebird Espirit

Question type: General

I just purchased a 1981 Pontiac Firebird, and can't find the
high beam switch.  Can someone please tell me how to turn
the high beam lights on?

4 Answers


Should be a pull-on-pull-off movement of the directional signal stalk. Maybe yours is broken due to the age of the vehicle.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

That's correct. Pull the turn signal lever toward you for high beams. Then again to switch back to low beams. The switch is mounted on the top of the lower steering column. There's a thin "cable" that goes from the turn signal lever to the switch to activate it. The switch position may be out of adjustment. HTH. -Jim


Or, look on the floor for a large silver metal button. If you have one there, that's the high beam switch. Push it with your foot. Then push it again for low beams. HTH. -Jim

Paul Martin

Yea I believe that older model has the floor button which should be top left of your your left foot would go high up on the floorboard and underneath where your feet are and it should be a silver little button top left push on it on and off to turn the high beams on pretty sure.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 887 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,900.


Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 910
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 750
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
826 Great Deals out of 39,073 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford Mustang"
730 Great Deals out of 41,499 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
436 Great Deals out of 20,335 listings starting at $3,688
Used Dodge Challenger"
497 Great Deals out of 25,686 listings starting at $7,980
Used Dodge Charger"
683 Great Deals out of 30,344 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
13 Great Deals out of 2,073 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Impala"
939 Great Deals out of 35,888 listings starting at $700
Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
27 Great Deals out of 4,393 listings starting at $1,972
Used Ford F-150"
3,259 Great Deals out of 217,203 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 156 listings starting at $2,995
2001 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
78 listings starting at $7,799
2000 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 85 listings starting at $3,800
1999 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
58 listings starting at $2,900
1998 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
52 listings starting at $3,399