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Old February 17th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Help, no lights!

I just turned on my lights. Headlights come on but nothing else. Just put in a new switch a few months ago. No dash lights either???
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Old February 17th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Stock (65W?) bulbs? Fuses all good?
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Old February 17th, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies guys. I jiggled the switch and it started working. Got it from George at RDS. Think I should call him and bitch about it?
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Old February 18th, 2012, 10:42 AM
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sounds like you are using high wattage bulbs and melted the contacts in the switch , this is why it is necessary to use an upgraded headlamp wiring harness with relays this is one I designed for the Defender
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Old February 18th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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I know from recent experience this past week that the headlight switch is the weak link in the chain!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Relays for sure...your switches will last a lot longer with them installed.

Use them for the horn, headlights, running lights, hi-beam, aux lights...
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Old February 18th, 2012, 12:51 PM
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To be honest the switch is a fine design as long as it is used only for a trigger . Once you start throwing real headlight current to it the wiring is to and from the switch and the switch itself is grossly inadequate. So the answer is to use it just as a trigger to activate a relay
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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Funny thing is it was the first time I had to replace the switch since new. It was more of a mechanical issue with it. Got real stiff and finally gave out. Sounds like another problem I have...
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