[DML] Dash Light Rheostat
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[DML] Dash Light Rheostat



A few years back, I found a possible replacement for
the dimmer control from TRW in Europe (they now own
all of the Lucas stuff).

I did no proceed with it, because I was able to repair
my dimmer (in 6068) by using procedures all ready
discussed here.

When the dimmer in 1860 broke, I decided it was not
worth messing with because I never use it anyway.  I
just used a jumper to tie the 3 wires together.

I put 6068's center console back together last night,
and the repaired dimmer control still works....  Now
that I said that, it will be sure to explode on me!

If anyone is interested, I can try and dig out my
notes on the replacement part.  Maybe someone can take
over where I left off, if there is any market for it.


--- mike clemens <rmclemns@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> David,
> 
> You may be in for a surprise,  there is no winding
> in
> the rheostat, that's what Marv was trying to say. 
> Once you get into the rheostat, which is really a
> variable potentiometer, you will find no wires. 
> Everything is fixed to a plate, much like the fuel
> sender, but on a much smaller scale.  I've had like
> 5
> apart and had no "zero" success at making them work.
> 
> That's why, and I speculate, DMCH will give you a
> $50
> core value, you can't fix the inards, but the case
> is
> valuable!!!
> 
> Mike


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