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RE: [oletrucks] electrical question

To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] electrical question
From: Terry Stellman <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 13:47:05 -0600
The headlight switch should handle the 12 volts fine without a relay.  I
have the original switch in mine.

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: varanus@phoenix.net [SMTP:varanus@phoenix.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 11:13 AM
> To:   oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject:      [oletrucks] electrical question
> Hi gang:
> I think I am having a little brain lapse - my truck has run so well for 
> so long that I haven't had to do much on her and I think I have 
> forgotten some general repair knowledge.
> Something is draining my battery. The tail light suddenly started 
> staying on when the truck was turned off so this is obviously the 
> culprit.  I rewired this truck 10 years ago and remember how 
> absolutely simple it was so I am sure there aren't a lot of options 
> for this short.
> In a nutshell - do ya'll think it's the headlight switch?  Or the 
> ignition switch?  Both are stock 51.  I am running 12volts and I am 
> not sure if I have a relay in place for the original 6V headlight 
> switch.  Would putting a test light on both the ignition and 
> headlight switch tell me which one is the culprit?
> Lastly, there are no reproduction headlight switches made in 12V 
> so my choice is to use a 55-59 switch or buy a stock used 6V 
> switch and put a relay in line.  I'd rather stay with a stock switch - 
> is it imperative to use the relay when running 12V through a 6V 
> switch? I really don't think I have a relay in place now and it's been 
> running fine since 90.
> Thanks ya'll.
> Eric  
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