[DML] Re: Headlight switch repairs
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[DML] Re: Headlight switch repairs



As important as the type of relay is the rating. Higher is better as far as current and voltage go. Another "trick" is to take a DPST relay and wire both sides together in parallel so each contact only has to carry 1/2 the load. For inductive loads, like the coils which are used in the door lock circuit, putting a capacitor across the contacts will reduce the arcing and prolong the life of the contacts. Diodes won't do that. Since lighting is mainly a resistive load caps won't help much in the headight circuit. Brands DO matter, don't pick Lucas for instance!!!!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Harold McElraft" <hmcelraft@...> wrote:
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> Just be careful - not all relays are the same. Brand has nothing to do with the type of relay it is - SPST, DPST, DPDT, SPDT, for example. The diagrams are usually on the side of the relay.
> 
> Harold McElraft - 3354
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Eric Pool <ericpool@> wrote:
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> > Ok. Just wondering if you used Bosch or not.
> > 
> > Eric Thomas Pool
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> > On Jun 1, 2009, at 12:26 AM, Jake Kamphoefner <jakekamp@> wrote:
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Eric,
> > >
> > > I think I just used whatever Radio Shack special I could find.   
> > > 30amp, single pull, single throw.  The relay is still working great  
> > > and I've never had to replace it since.
> > >
> > > Jake Kamphoefner
> > > 1063
> > >
> > >
> > [moderator snip]
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