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Re: Electrical

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Subject: Re: Electrical
From: Eric Erickson <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:47:45 +0930
On 13 Jul 2005, at 12:15 AM, wrote:

> Brian,
> I had my headlight switch crumble in my hands last winter.  I had a
> suspicion something was amiss when it stopped clicking from one  
> position to the  other
> and just slid from off to position/fog lights to full lights.  If  
> it  happens
> like my experience, it is very possible for a hot lead to come on   
> contact
> with the dash board's metal backing.  That's my guess.


I posted some of my "electrical" experiences to this list when I  
joined - so many electrical bits (switches and wiring) have been  
replaced that I never have electrical problems these days... hold  
on... so why is she sitting in the garage with a flat battery??? That  
story later...

I remember two good ones.

Firstly I remember driving in the very dark hills outside of Adelaide  
just after midnight on new year's (a few years ago now) with a lovely  
girl who I promised a top-down drive to bring in the New Year.   
Remember, New year in Australia is the height of Summer, and it was a  
hot one this night.

Driving along an unlit twisty bit of the road (which most of it is  
there), hit a small bump and the headlights die immediately.  Pitch  
black and her scream resonated throughout the hills :-)  Stopped and  
pulled off the wires from the switch - twisted them together and  
drove home safely.

I replaced that switch with one of a similar vintage and a few moths  
later I turned on the headlights only to be greeted with a stream of  
smoke from behind the dashboard (in the middle of five lanes of  
traffic).  THAT switch just crumbled as I removed it.

Yes - it is likely to be the switch :-)

Adelaide, South Australia

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