I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: S. CA
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Headlight Sw, Dash Lights and LED's
My headlight switch is running quite warm. Some of you may recall awhile back that I asked where the headlight CB is....as some of you informed me...it's part of the headlight switch...part, not in...so there is no CB to swap out short of replacing the switch.
Bascially, my headlights come on and work fine....for about 10 min and then shut off for about 30 sec..then come back on for awhile.....I would assume that if I had a short the would flash on and off....so throw in the fact that the switch is hot (ok, really warm)....maybe I have a marginal CB.....
Does anyone else notice their switch hot?
I'm thinking it's possible that the heat is caused by the dimmer switch....as you dim the lights down, the resistive element absorbs more of the energy....gets hot.
To tonight I'll turn my dash lights up all the way...this should reduce the heat on the switch....
Regarding LED's....has anyone tried them for the dash?
Dash lights - does anyone (Leve?) have the list of which type goes in which hole? I have a mix of 1892, 1893, 1895 and 53.
84 CJ7, SOA, 5.7LTBI, 4L60E, 35"x12.5, 4.10 gears, F/Det, R/ARB, Full Roll Cage,
D44 Flat top in progress...
Link to my Frame up Restore