Re: [DML] Re: Headlight Switch
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Re: [DML] Re: Headlight Switch



 
   
  I'm at work, so I have no wiring diagram handy, but keep in mind that there are more running lights than just the side markers.  You also have the two low filaments in front, and the running lights in back.  I believe these all run through the switch if memory serves.
   
  I'm also running a relay, and I highly recommend it *before* your switch melts down.  You can also lengthen the life of your switch by cleaning all the perimeter light sockets.  If you've never been in the side marker sockets, chances are they are rusty and dirty (higher resistance).
   
  For anyone interested, there is a past issue of Gullwing Magazine that has an article I wrote on how to buy and install one of these relays.
   
  Jake Kamphoefner
  1063
  

David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
          Short answer: NO
Long answer: As long as the load goes through the switch there is
always the possability of overload. For example a wire gets pinched or
a bulb socket gets corroded. Using the switch to control relays that
handle the load is the safest way to go so in theory John's switch
saver is good insurance.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Shepherd <chrisau79@...> wrote:
>
> Wouldn't changing the side marker lights to LEDs accomplish the same
thing? My understanding is that these lights put an additional load on
the switch.
> 
> Chris
> 06301
> 
> Kevin Abato <delorean@...> wrote:
> Its like anything else. You figure "I don't need that"
until its too late.
> I admit, I did that, and my switch died. :(
> 
> Kevin Abato
> Vin# 16680
> 
> _____ 
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> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of
> John Hervey
> Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 1:04 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [DML] Headlight Switch
> 
> Barry,
> I have been telling people for months to add the headlight saver
switch kit
> $24.95 I sell and you will no longer have trouble with the headlight
switch
> melting. I just put in a new switch and a saver kit to a customers
car here
> in Dallas so it won't burn up again. I have been up dating all the
cars as
> they come into our shop. Even the new switches most likely will not be
> updated to keep from melting. 
> Everyone should add the saver to prevent from melting. 
> If you wish even though it may be to late now I will see if it can
be saved
> if you want to take it out and send it to me.
> John Hervey
> http://www.specialt
> <http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/electrical.html>
> auto.com/delorean-parts/electrical.html
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@yahoogroups <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> [mailto:dmcnews@yahoogroups <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> .com] On
> Behalf Of
> Barry H
> Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 3:47 PM
> To: dmcnews@yahoogroups <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> Subject: Re: [DML] Headlight Switch
> 
> > My headlight switch just went out, no parking lights on the first
> > setting, they come on when in the headlight setting. Guess I will
> > get in line for a new switch too!
> 
> > Barry Hartman
> > #10597
> 
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> Chris
> 06301
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