Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Red Pines and a fire-pit
Not so bright headlite cut-out switch idea
First a little history. I'm fairly adept at 12 volt stuff and have a shop full of parts so I decided to not buy the Eastern Beaver headlite cut-out harnesses and do something else. I cut the ground leads to each headlite, planning to run the leads thru simple 2-pole switches, one for each headlight.
Fortunately I always wire stuff on a temporary basis before drilling holes, soldering, etc. I discovered that even with the ground wires cut the lites still come on dimly so they must be getting enough residual ground thru the headlite housing to partially illuminate.
I spent the next hour repairing the damage more or less back to stock. I'll be contacting Mr. Beaver next.
By the way, this project would work with a switch interrupting either of the hot leads to the lites.
'07 WEE-HAAAA! Blue, loaded & sweet
I'll know where I'm supposed to be when I get there.