Re: CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL
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Re: CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL



Confession is indeed good for the soul, Bob.  And, now you know the next step for a fix that may outlast the life of the original dash dimmer.  Replacement headlight switches are readily available.  It might be worthwhile to find a N.O.S. part in case newly made switches are as poorly built as some other new parts some of us have found.

BC


On 10/20/2014 8:49 PM, BobVoshalike wrote:
Hello Folks, While I have my typing finger warmed up, I have a confession to make. Preface: Chrysler heavy line tech, 25 yrs., same stall, outlasted 4 changes of ownership, and retired in 1999. My baby is a 1965 Belvedere II, all power, air, cruise, discs, 1200 watt sound sys. (yea I know what your thinking but it sure makes Conway Twitty,  Ferlin Huskey, Roy Clark, and Tennessee Ernie Ford to my liking), power antennae, electric trunk release.  The problem started one night when my baby and I were out for a ride, and while sitting at a red light I noticed the dash lights, (had changed to LED), flickering and pulsating. Being that nothing less than perfect would be tolerated, this problem would have to be cured. The original 45 amp alt. had already been the issue of a no charge situation, broken rotor wire, but was re-soldered and repaired. With the increased audio load and intermittent electric loads I decided a more powerful charging system was needed. I opted for a 160 amp 1989 mopar (mitsubishi) alt, which is a bolt on deal after shaving .080 off of the pivot bracket and bushing the adjuster strap bolt hole down to 5/16, was already using a 70's and 80's regulator. Don't get your drawers in a knot, the original alt. wire still feeds the amp gauge and interior via the fusible link and a 4 gauge runs to the battery then through a fused circuit to the amps. Now to the confession part: after 4 nights of ohming, voltage tests, ground cleaning, bulkhead cleaning, and packing with diaelectric grease, disconnecting all circuits on the pos. field wire circuit to check for a voltage drop as each one was reconnected,  I had come to the conclusion that the evaporator case would have to come out to check the other side of the bulkhead connector as it is not visible or touchable from the inside with that case in the way. While sitting in the drivers seat, watching the dash and interior lights flicker, and wiping the tears from my eyes from contemplating the upcoming task, the repair was revealed, surely a message from above. I reached over to turn the lights off and just as I touched the headlamp switch the problem ceased. GLORY HALLA LOU YA The problem was just the wiper arm contacting the rheostat in the headlamp switch wasn't making a good connection. Repaired by turning switch knob down just enough to contact the next coil on the rheostat. THANKS for giving me a place to post this confession. If ever confronted about this in public I will deny it ever happened an accuse the offender of being a liar.
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