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66vairguy
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Re: Headlights problem

Unread post by 66vairguy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:54 pm

I've seen this a few times over the years - Ted's correct - toss the dimmer switch. The "pigtail" is a term for the connector with short wires installed with connectors.

When the old connector is melted it won't hold the contacts correctly, not to mention the crimped connections are corroded. So it's trash.

Get the pigtail from Clark's if you can't find it at the auto parts store, once common, but cars haven't used a floor dimmer in decades.

DO mark the wires so you know how to splice them to the new "pigtail" connector. Use crimp connectors or solder the wires.

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Headlights problem

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:16 pm

Ok thanks all.
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Re: Headlights problem

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:32 pm

IVE GOT LIGHTS!!!Image


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Re: Headlights problem

Unread post by terribleted » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:30 pm

Yay!!!
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Re: Headlights problem

Unread post by 66vairguy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:10 pm

Good for you. Always nice to see someone get things working.

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