Your 49 panel may be different than the pickups (at least the ½ ton) since
my 49 also did not have fuses for the headlights (built into switch like
others have observed). Or maybe it is just because yours is a 1 ton?
49 3104 216 5-window
----- Original Message -----
From: john dorsey <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Wiring harness
> Chevy went with the thermal breaker in '50, my '49 3800 has two fuses for
> headlights, one for the left and one for the right.
> I assume they are separate so one blown fuse wouldn't put you in the dark!
> 49 3800 Chevy panel
> 54 640 GMC firetruck
> Grant Galbraith wrote:
> > Emory,
> > You don't mention what year you are working on. AD trucks as well as
> > others have no fuse for the headlights but use a thermal circuit breaker
> > attached to/part of the headlight switch. Excessive current will heat up
> > strip enough so that it allows gravity to disconnect it. When it cools
> > return and make electrical contact. A persistent short will make your
> > repeatedly go n and off but hopefully not burn up the wiring.
> > Grant,
> > 50 Chevy 3100
> > 52 GMC 150
> > EEHodges@aol.com wrote:
> > > I bought a wiring harness from Golden State Pickup Parts (long before
> > > thread on that subject). I started installing it and for the most part
> > > think it will fit with a few mods. One strange thing is I don't find
> > > connections for the fuse box for the headlights (upper and lower beam)
> > > park lights. There are connections for the stop and tail lights. Seems
> > > anyone seen this? I think I'll make a mod to run the lights through
> > > box.
> > >
> > > Thanks for help,
> > >
> > > Emory Hodges
> > > EEHodges@aol.com
> > > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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