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Brandon

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#1
Got a hold of a better light control unit. Interestingly, several of the ones I looked at were melted in exactly the same spot my old one was. Every one including my new used one has a waxy gunky residue in it. What is best to clean them up with?
 

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angel

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#3
this is not surprising, the switch has to cope with the high current for the headlights (twice the current on 6V cars for the same bulb wattage!).
Do your new switch a favour and fit a headlamp relay (or two simple relays), it will save it in the long run.
 
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#4
Yes, a relay allows the current to pass more easily and avoids the build up of heat in the wiring, with the concomitant risk of a fire. 6 volt relays are available for older cars and the fitting of fuses will keep things safe!
 
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