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Jeremy Stewart

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« on: August 15, 2014, 12:01:54 PM »

Thanx in advance.  .
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 01:04:32 PM »

The floor switch does not control the dash lights.


I think I have a good dimmer here I can sell you if needed
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 01:12:34 PM »

Is it the wheel type switch? I think it was a 1968 "thing", so agree with Polaraco, pull it and clean it, and to check the dimmer switch on the floor, two small bolts or screws hold it in place, check the ends of the wire connectors and the wiring itself, they can short or break given they were simply sitting on the floorboard and the rug sitting on top of that. One cool thing is, you can still get original male and female spade terminals from NAPA (as of a couple years ago anyway, so should be available still). Going from the connection side, you will see a tiny slot (on the female connectors) that you can take a paper clip and slide between the connector and the terminal, and with a bit of jiggling and pushing pulling gently, it will come out and you will see how they work. The male terminals are similar but it is on the narrow side to disengage, they are kind of a prong that spreads to hold into the connector and click into place. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 02:39:34 PM »

It could also be the head light switch.  That's a problem as they are made of unatainium.  Last one I know of went to Dave CArr
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 05:38:37 PM »


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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 07:03:19 AM »

Definitely not the Dodge version for the B bodies.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 08:22:19 AM »

No, it's unique to C-bodies, and not even the aftermarket ones made by standard are made anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 08:28:06 AM »

I really appreciate all the great replies and info.. going to tear into it next week as I work constantly all weekend.   I will know more about the issues by then...
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 08:30:18 AM »

Also going to rebuild the original carter avs 4401s carburetor next week too. Definitely going to need some advice for that too, but that will be a different topic. Thanx in advance all!!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014, 08:47:49 AM »

The carb is pretty easy, disassemble and clean, reassemble, very simple carb.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2014, 11:19:05 AM »

Grab this and grab this fast!!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2014, 06:45:23 AM »

Been there done that.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2014, 07:02:26 AM »

Changed the floor switch. No change. Still no brights and no dash. Going to tear apart the dimmer wheel and see what happens.
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2014, 02:38:55 PM »

As I recall, there was a common ground on the rad support for the low beams and a separate one for the high beams.  I remember the 65's had one ground for both.  They tended to fail in time
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2014, 03:17:50 PM »

And then I'd be looking at the switch.
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