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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2002, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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CJ: dimmer switch pigtail

Apparently there was a short at the dimmer switch, melting all the plastic involved in it and sticking me with high beams on. It's such great fun to drive like that up the busiest street in town, all the passing motorists making sure to point out that you have your high beams still on. I'm still seeing the spots.

Anyway, I've located new dimmer switches, but the pigtail seems elusive. I was planning on just stopping by the junkyard and seeing what they had. So, anyone happen to know what more common vehicles can be willing and acceptable donors of these parts?
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Re: CJ: dimmer switch pigtail

I think the Jeep switch and wires are common with the GM foot mounted switches...

if not... make your own - connectors, solder iron and shrink wrap will take you far
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Re: CJ: dimmer switch pigtail

I seem to remember it being very similar, or identical, to the headlight pigtail which is commonly available. Otherwise simply use insulted female spade lugs. Meanwhile, swap the wires for low beams
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Re: CJ: dimmer switch pigtail

Yep, same as the GM switch, and the common pigtail. Just picked them up over lunch. Thanks for the help, all.
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Re: CJ: dimmer switch pigtail

When you put on the new connector, if you want about half again as much light when the brights are on, check out this upgrade.

Takes about two minutes, and adds about 50% more light when the brights are on.
Also insures you have dim lights even if the switch fails completely...



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