dumb newbie headlight switch question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by JJS, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. JJS

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    is there anyone who sells a cheap replacement for the push/pull headlight switch? basically, i'm trying to find a universal 3-pos 5-contact fused 12v switch, and google's not turning up anything. painless has a similar gm replacement, but it's a little more than i'd like to spend on a switch. toyota has it available for the reasonable sum of $150. :rolleyes: i can easily rig up something if not.
     
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    hey i have one from a 72... if its what you need i'll give it to you for cheap...
     
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    i would assume they are the same. i'll shoot you a pm.
     
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    Hey JJS, I just purchased an Echlin push/pull headlight switch from my local NAPA store. It has five terminals on the back; Batt, Dash, Tail, Head, and Park. Even comes complete with a 30 amp fuse. Part # HL6049. Cost $8.54 Hope this helps.
     
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    i'd go with that then if i were you -

    by the way ...any shots of your 40 would be cool, sounds like a nice setup
     
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    thanks for the help, i'll hit up napa this week. they told me they didn't have anything like that before, so i'll make sure to have that part number.

    i will try to get some good pictures of my cruiser. it's pretty close to being done.
     
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    You could always check ebay or SOR. They may have a used one for less than Toyota.

    Welcome to MUD! Pics!
     
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    i bought a few from cruiserparts.net a while back. the reason i bought a few was they kept sending me switches that didn't work, but they finally got me a good one-i believe with a pretty reasonable price too. anyway, not a new switch, but oem.
     
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    JJS;

    These switches are reparable. U can take them apart (don't lose the springs), clean them up and ur good to go.

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    i've repaired it a few times. the slot for the slide on the box got mangled, probably from me pulling too hard. :rolleyes: i've tried a few different methods, but none will hold the thing together for long. i'm tired of friggin' with it. i grabbed the hl-6049 switch from napa today, and it worked fine.
     
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    I bought one for a Datsun 240z......Sorry all purists.......and it worked. More expensive then the Echlin, though.
     
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