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Head Light Switch
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:47:15 PM »
My head light switch has started to let me down. After driving for a certain length of time with the lights on, they eventually turn off. I think this is caused from the switch heating up.

My question is, can I replace the '67 switch with that of a '69 Mustang head light switch ?  Is it a straight swap ?

Appreciate the help....Greg.

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 11:46:24 PM »
Most of the '67 replacement switches can handle the extra lights.

(Yes the originals were not up to the task of the added lights - the grille lights are high-beams)
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 02:34:29 AM »
a friend recommended using one from a 1967 Cougar.

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 07:32:09 AM »
If you actually drive your vehicle there is a new plug and play relay that is easily hidden. No issue running halogen bulbs, they don't fluctuate and stay bright as a constant, even at idle. I bought them for my Shelby.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 11:40:06 AM »
I replaced the 12 Amp standard Mustang switch with an 18 Amp for a 69 Mustang on my 67 Shelby.
Don't remember if I had to transfer the old bracket over to the new one.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 04:56:00 PM »
Where can I buy the relay? Thanks Kent
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 05:47:16 PM »
The relay would be the last resort unless you added non factory high output lights. Just my opinion.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 07:31:20 PM »
Where can I buy the relay? Thanks Kent
This is a no-hack kit. I agree with Bob if you really don't drive your vehicle. They don't fluctuate at idle and you can run any hadlamp with it. Easy to hide as well.

https://www.rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-hrk-all
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 05:18:46 PM »
I had the flashing headlight problem. Put in a 67 Cougar headlight
switch, works well.

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 05:43:30 PM »
Where can I buy the relay? Thanks Kent
This is a no-hack kit. I agree with Bob if you really don't drive your vehicle. They don't fluctuate at idle and you can run any hadlamp with it. Easy to hide as well.

https://www.rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-hrk-all

I donít mean to hijack this thread ( I love the idea of purchasing a kit to improve our crappy headlight systems), but how often does this statement pop up for you west coast folks?

CA residents Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm.
https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2018, 06:05:19 AM »
Where can I buy the relay? Thanks Kent
This is a no-hack kit. I agree with Bob if you really don't drive your vehicle. They don't fluctuate at idle and you can run any hadlamp with it. Easy to hide as well.

https://www.rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-hrk-all

I donít mean to hijack this thread ( I love the idea of purchasing a kit to improve our crappy headlight systems), but how often does this statement pop up for you west coast folks?

CA residents Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm.
https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/
Brian, It's on EVERYTHING that is sold in Commiefornia.  I noticed even all the gaskets I just bought from Felpro had the warning, as does the paint I use in modeling.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2018, 08:30:23 AM »
Does anyone have the part/eng number for the Cougar switch handy?
Thanks,  Kurt.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2018, 12:19:50 PM »
Does anyone have the part/eng number for the Cougar switch handy?
Thanks,  Kurt.
Check with Scott at West Coast Cougar.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2018, 12:31:40 PM »
Does anyone have the part/eng number for the Cougar switch handy?
Thanks,  Kurt.
Check with Scott at West Coast Cougar.
The new switches aren't an issue. You can just purchase a BWD ( Borg-Warner) switch works fine without having to modify a cougar switch.
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