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Re: Electrical woes.

On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Keith Park wrote:

>I've posted a few times before on this,
>the 12V ignition switches had a hard time with the 35A solenoid current
>and would fail but the 6V ones never lasted long at all. 

Are you saying that the switch itself may have shorted?

I forgot to mention that my ignition switch is from a 1967 beetle, and 
is mounted on the dash, not in the column.

The reason for this is that the original keyswitch had a spring that broke,
and that the 1966 squareback switch is made of unobtanium.

> You need to
>use a high- >current relay to do the work of the starter contacts in it.
>If there not too
>badly burned you can get away with rebuilding and using the relay but you may 
>need to start with a new switch.

I didn't think I had a starter relay.  But now I am starting to wonder.

>ANYONE.. working or not DONT use the old ignition switches (62-7) to pass the
>solenoid current, they are all but impossible to replace and WILL NOT
>last long.

Like I said, the switch is from a 12v beetle.  Is this bad?

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