Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: 39 headlight wiring

  1. #1

    39 headlight wiring

    According to the wiring diagram I have from Narraganset, the low beam filament is on all the time when the lights are turned on, and the foot activated high beam switch adds the high beam filament, so both are on together for high beam.On other newer cars, the low and high beam filaments come on separately. Is this true or did I have a brain fart. Dave

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    789

    Re: 39 headlight wiring

    Unless they bypass the dimmer switch with a separate feed line this seems highly unlikely. The dimmer switch provides a single path to either the high beam or low beam filaments. Each filament is rated at 32 cp and doubling this would put an excessive power load on the light switch and probably a big heat load on the bulbs.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. headlight and horn wiring 32 chrysler
    By 1932 CI Chrysler in forum Chrysler/Mopar
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 28th, 2011, 12:51
  2. Bucket Headlight Wiring question (New photo)
    By 1Packard in forum Technical
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 18th, 2010, 10:55
  3. Bucket Headlight wiring question
    By 1Packard in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 13th, 2010, 17:26
  4. '33 1003 headlight and horn wiring help
    By DWS1003 in forum Packard
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 26th, 2009, 12:54
  5. burning headlight wiring.
    By wayne2reattas in forum Buick Reatta
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 29th, 2008, 21:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •