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Re: [T3] FW: Headlight switch

On 3 Apr 2006 at 17:26, type3weezer@comcast.net wrote:

> On 3 Apr 2006 at 9:01, Chris Wright wrote:
> > The original lightswitch in my July64 T34 was a round one, not a square 
> > aluminium one.  The part number was the same as the one from the seller 
> > in GY and the only difference was the rear section on the replacement 
> > was bakalite instead of metal, obviously a different supplier.
> > The 'early' cars used the round ones similar to an early beetle and 
> > later were the rectangular ones, I think it changed in around 65 as 
> > there were some rectangular 6v ones I think.  I guess that's what you 
> > are looking for.  All 12v are similar looking rectangular ones but with 
> > a different rheostat value for dimming so not really interchageable. 
> >Good point about the rheostat value. I'll make sure to check that and make >sure 
> >that the one I have is different from the newer 12V ones I have here. Do you 
> >know the ohm values of each off hand?

> If it helps the unit that I have is a 6 volt (65) I have changed to 12
> volt but this shouldn't be an issue. I just want it to look as stock
> as possible. If it helps I can post photos. 

I just checked, and the knob threads are the same, so it looks like 
you could use the late switch in your 65. The one problem that I see 
is that the late switch only has 7 terminals, which seem to be quite 
different (30, 30, 56, 57, 58, 58b, X) compared to the old one here 
(30, 30, 30, 56, 57, 57, 58, 58b.) 

The lower resistance just means that you won't be able to dim your 
dash lights as far.  

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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