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Old 06-27-2015, 03:14 PM
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Headlight switches

Has anyone converted from the "pull ****" type of headlight switch to the "rotary" style form the 99 and newer trucks? I've compared the wiring diagrams and it looks like a lot of rewiring....

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I don't think anyone ever has, probably because of the wiring issue.

That said, I do like the **** style switch over the pull type.
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Having one of each, I prefer the pull type. Rewiring is easy, getting access to the wiring to rewire it is the problem. Splices are always problematic. The best way is to crimp and solder a sleeve connector then use the heat shrink with the sealant in it.
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My first question would be "why?"
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I found a good woodgrain bezel and it fits the dial type switch.
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Having one of each, I prefer the pull type. Rewiring is easy, getting access to the wiring to rewire it is the problem. Splices are always problematic. The best way is to crimp and solder a sleeve connector then use the heat shrink with the sealant in it.
Care to elaborate on "rewiring is easy?
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Originally Posted by Mcmopar View Post
Care to elaborate on "rewiring is easy?
Cougar is an A&E, after you work on a few Aircraft, most anything seems easy......
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LOL, got it!
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I'm thinking mine might be bad, no right foglight, wires good, bulb good, no power at the bulb....any ideas
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I'm thinking mine might be bad, no right foglight, wires good, bulb good, no power at the bulb....any ideas
I suspect that you have a bad connector or a bad wire going to that one light. If both were dead, possibly the switch.
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Thanks, Mcmopar, I'll retrace it when it stops raining around here!!
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Thanks, Mcmopar, I'll retrace it when it stops raining around here!!
I hope it's a quick find/fix! It's been awful cold and rainy here too! Ugh
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