Headlight Switch Brands?

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by bostoncat68, May 11, 2019.

  1. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    I need to replace the Wildcat's headlight (1968) switch as it's getting touchy. I'm worried about getting junk - has anyone bought one recently that was well made and not stupidly priced.
  2. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    Well I was lucky enough to find this video - -- I took the old switch out, opened it up, cleaned it with contact cleaner and a fine brass brush. Reassembled with a bit of ox-gard and some dielectric grease. Works like new and I did not add to the trade deficit with China.
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  3. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    Cool video thanks for sharing.
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  4. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

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  5. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    I swapped out the regular low beam headlights for LED @Quick Buick so I don't need the relays. With LEDs the draw is lower and draw does not impact brightness like incandescent. I used Auxbeam bulbs and they are super bright. The "high" beams look like cigarette lighters behind glass...by comparison. The whole swap cost me maybe $80. I'm super happy with how it turned out and after today I have eliminated the flicker I was getting from the switch. I just need to tweak the aim a bit as they are "blinding" per my wife.
  6. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    Great post and video. Had an extra switch and bought the chem-dip, wow what a difference. Clean up like new. Now i need to crawl under the dash and swap it out.
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