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Username Post: wiring diagram for lheadlight switch        (Topic#351963)
Fields 
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07-10-18 04:46 PM - Post#2739604    

I have converted my 54 to 12 volt, so I ordered a new 12 volt headlight switch, that was suposed to be a replacement, but it isn't the same as original 6 v. I need a diagram with color of wires and where they go on this new switch. I figured if I had the original diagram I could wire the new switch if I had the color of wires and where they go. Any help would be appreciated.



 

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2blu52 
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07-10-18 05:00 PM - Post#2739607    
    In response to Fields

The on line manual has a wiring diagram, it is not in color but the color and wire size are noted.

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07-10-18 07:03 PM - Post#2739625    
    In response to Fields

Here ya go

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1949_53/...

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07-10-18 08:42 PM - Post#2739639    
    In response to Dean50

Here's a diagram that I made for my '54:

http://www.my54chevy.com/page10/page45/assets/ wire...



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07-10-18 11:32 PM - Post#2739650    
    In response to dsacton

I always used the original switches when I converted my '53 and '54 cars and trucks to 12V. The originals have very stout copper contacts and will carry 12V with no problem.

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07-11-18 01:52 AM - Post#2739654    
    In response to Fields

I agree with rrausch. The switch isn't really voltage-specific. The only likely difference might be the dash rheostat because the 12V bulbs draw less current than 6V.

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07-11-18 02:38 AM - Post#2739657    
    In response to raycow

When I replaced my old style headlights on my 12 volt 1951 with the new style halogen headlights, I started frying the headlight switch after 3 or 4 months of use. I ended up installing a headlight relay system and that cured my problems. All the switches were 6 volt and with the relay system, I am still using a 6 volt switch.



 

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