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Author Topic: headlight motor relay upgrade for 1970 & up  (Read 49874 times)
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« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2019, 12:53:48 PM »

It's so nice just to pay someone to do electrical work.  I hate it.
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« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2019, 06:00:57 PM »

Installed behind the dash with the motor open/shut leads switched to their proper locations because, of course, I got it wrong the first time. I ran an extra ground lead just to be sure.


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« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2019, 04:04:37 PM »

My new circuit breakers arrived today direct from China. So, I removed my relay and bracket and figured out which of the two circuit breakers (same except for the mounting ears) would best fit. I selected one and drilled out one of the mounting holes to 1/4" so I could attach it to the same bolt I was using for the extra ground. Then, the circuit power just hooked up the same as factory.


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« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2019, 05:40:52 PM »

Well Done
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« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2019, 05:08:32 PM »

Well Done

X2. cheers
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« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2019, 05:57:16 PM »

A Delco C1700C relay would also work and, given that the mounting tab is oriented differently, it could be a better choice.


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« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2019, 06:13:06 PM »

Or bug Classic as for years they list re-pop relays as "coming soon"   eek
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« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2019, 11:47:32 AM »

So, what is the amp rating on the original circuit breaker?  I see 71charger_fan used a 5amp breaker. 
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« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2019, 08:52:23 PM »

I used 5 because my original was 5. I don't know if the rating changed over time, but my January '71-built car's original circuit breaker was 5 amp.
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« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2019, 10:09:20 PM »

Cool.  I haven't seen a pic of an original up close to be able to see what it was rated at.  Thanks!
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« Reply #60 on: November 07, 2019, 09:40:20 AM »

Here's an original.


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« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2020, 02:19:48 AM »

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