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Old 09-29-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default NEED gearheads tonight!! headlight switch...

what is going on here?

in the process of switching my twilight sentenial and i found this...

old and new switch...

the old switch was still working, but the rotating part was snapped off in there..

when i plug the new switch into the old connector, i can feel it getting hot right away...

the only thing i can think of is that i hardwired my radar a while ago...

it is connected to a wire in my A-pillar, that turns on with my ignition...

need to get this figured out TONIGHT before i go out..dont feel like getting a car on fire

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in this pic you can see that plate on the back that my thumb is touching...that is what gets hot first...
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the wires are not the same color, but have the same connections, if i did wanna switch it...
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Does your radar detector work still?

Did you have the key on or off when you plugged in the new switch?

Also, the rotator **** thing always breaks....broke on mine. Amongst other problems with the sentinal.
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Does your radar detector work still?

Did you have the key on or off when you plugged in the new switch?

Also, the rotator **** thing always breaks....broke on mine. Amongst other problems with the sentinal.
radar still works

key was on..was jamming out
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Hrmmm.....you've gotta be getting a either a dead short somewhere, or you're back feeding power with the different plugs?
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Hrmmm.....you've gotta be getting a either a dead short somewhere, or you're back feeding power with the different plugs?
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Andrew..same as my problem a while back..Calling
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Try pluggin your old switch back in?

What did the new switch come out of??? (YR)
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It'* normal for the dimmer rheostat to become warm but that'* a little above warm. that'* why there is usually aluminum fins to disapate heat.

I assume that the melted connector and the burnt switch are the originals?
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It got warm after the connector and wiring on the right was removed, correct?

I'd investigate the wires that run to the burnt spots in the switch.
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I had the same thing..in my pics..my connector is upside down to yours..

I saw a wire was pulled and looked a little corroded.. cut one wire at a time and replace both switch and connector..put electrical grease in connector to combat bad connections

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=switch+melted
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