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Re: Melting light switch

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 09:06:35 +0100, Austin Shackles wrote:

> On or around Tue, 31 May 2005 23:12:29 +0000 (UTC), "David J. Button"
> <> enlightened us thusly:
>>Have you upgraded the headlamps - perhaps using higher rated 100/85 bulbs -
>>the extra load has been known to melt the switch housing as it is not
>>designed for any load above 55/65 watts.
>>Also if spotlamps have been wired off the high beam circuit without a relay,
>>this has the same effect of putting excess load onto the switch terminals
>>which get too hot.

> that was what I had on mine; however a new switch sorted it. Except that
> the new switch had poor connectivity between it's pins until I soldered 'em.

I have get to watch after my defender TD5 than I can answer al this
quwertions. I do own the car now for one month so I have got to learn a
lot but all the help is welkom.


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