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Headlight fuse
Posted by: ken ()
Date: November 13, 2017 05:12AM

OK I have a 5 fuse panel on my 63 and none of them are marked " head light " . So how is the system protected ? On the schematic on page 8-42 the headlight switch has " thermostat " with a line going to the switch . Is this the protection ? If it is could it be faulty ?

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Re: Headlight fuse
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 13, 2017 05:31AM

In the light switch according to past discussions.

I am running a separate 10 gage wire for the lights. A 40 amp circuit breaker will protect the wire run.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
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Re: Headlight fuse
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 13, 2017 06:25AM

As Al stated, the circuit protection is in the headlight switch itself. It' a automatic-reset, 15-amp circuit breaker. That part is very reliable; if the headlights aren't working at all, the dimmer switch is the common problem.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
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Re: Headlight fuse
Posted by: ken ()
Date: November 13, 2017 06:55AM

Thanks all ! No lights at all and the dimmer switch is very rusty so that is my next step Thank you !

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Re: Headlight fuse
Posted by: ken ()
Date: November 13, 2017 12:32PM

Dimmer switch fixed my problems.

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