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I got a new switch for the headlights after the toggle appeared worn out and headlights weren't working anyway. My old one said "Lights" on it, the new one has the picture of a light with the beam marks coming from it. I assume the new one I have is from a later model. Does someone have a picture of the wiring to this type of switch, or can take a picture of it? The good news is my headlight motors work and raised, with the lights, the bad news is they won't go back down. That and the running lights only turn on when I have the switch all the way over in the 3rd position, whereas I believe they are supposed to turn on at the middle position of the switch like they did before. I tried hooking up the wires exactly like the previous one, but the spades were in a different arrangement. I'm pretty sure the wires are just on the wrong spades. If pictures are needed I can provide them, but I just need someone to show pictures of their switch with the logo of the headlamp on it.
 
Posts: 419 | city, state or province, country: Seattle, WA | Registered: January 24, 2009Report This Post
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It sounds like you have the head light wire and the parking light wires reversed. Try swapping them on the switch.

Here is a pic of the original head light switch in my '71.

 
Posts: 1488 | city, state or province, country: So Cal | Registered: June 29, 2008Report This Post
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Yeah that is the same switch I just got. I'll try swapping the wires, would it be possible for you to take a picture of the backside of the switch so I can see which color wires go to which spade?
 
Posts: 419 | city, state or province, country: Seattle, WA | Registered: January 24, 2009Report This Post
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I can't really get behind to get a pic, but I made a quick sketch.

 
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Thank you! I will take a look at that when I get home tonight, would be nice to fix this headlight issue once and for all so I can install the Pantera Electronics Headlight Controller sitting here in its box. I just wanted the headlamps to function correctly before I added more variables to the equation.

On a side note, this may be something I can find in the manual, but how is the high/low beam operation supposed to work on the car. The headlights haven't worked since I purchased the car, so bear with me. From what I understand the switch has 3 positions. Off, parking lights, headlamps. What actuates the high/low beams?
 
Posts: 419 | city, state or province, country: Seattle, WA | Registered: January 24, 2009Report This Post
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The high/low beams are controlled by the turn signal switch ...pull up (toward the steering wheel)/push down. Or, if you mean electrically, a link is below.

Let us know how the headlight controller install goes and how you like it. Take pics and post them. Smiler

http://www.panteraplace.com/El...AND%20DOORS%20P1.pdf

http://www.panteraplace.com/El...AND%20DOORS%20P2.pdf
 
Posts: 1488 | city, state or province, country: So Cal | Registered: June 29, 2008Report This Post
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Turn signal stalk activates the high beams. Push towards the dash for high. Pull back for lows.
Doug M
Ha, jb beat me to it by 2 minutes.
Those wiring diagrams from panteraplace are fantastic. I,ve printed off every one of them.
You will love the headlight controller. Works great.
 
Posts: 599 | city, state or province, country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Registered: May 14, 2007Report This Post
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Doug,

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Ha, jb beat me to it by 2 minutes.

Ya snooze, ya loose. LOL

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You will love the headlight controller. Works great.


Yeah, I have been thinking about that controller. Great concept/function.

Do you have the fan controller?

John
 
Posts: 1488 | city, state or province, country: So Cal | Registered: June 29, 2008Report This Post
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I installed the quad light conversion and the controlled over the winter. The great thing with the controller is it unloads all the heavy current from the switches.
No, I don't have the fan control. I wired mine to operate manually. I got a heater fan switch with 2 positions and mounted it in the bottom slot that was unused. Wired the switch to 2 new Bosch relays. Draw fan power direct from the battery. Works great.
BTW, I also installed their ATO fuse panel. Beautiful piece of work. Should be seriously considered for an upgrade.
Doug M
 
Posts: 599 | city, state or province, country: Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Registered: May 14, 2007Report This Post
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Yeah the Pantera Electronics ATO fuse panel was the first thing I did before trying to tackle all the electrical gremlins, and immediately the electric fans started working again after swapping it in. That sold me on the Headlight Controller. If you read about the features it provides to the stock system, it just makes sense to get it.

I just didn't want to plug it in without having a working system first.
 
Posts: 419 | city, state or province, country: Seattle, WA | Registered: January 24, 2009Report This Post
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