Light Switch Wiring

Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:55 pm

My 52' has a light switch that is rectangular as you look at it from the back, I can't figure how to wire it properly cause it doesn't match any of the pictures in my service manuals. Mine is 6 volt battery ignition (no mag.) The switch has 6 connection points the two on the right side are always hot based on my continuity check, other 4 are hot depending on switch pos. 1 or 2. Left over wires are 1 from headlight, 1 from tail light 1 from fuse housing and 1 from ammeter? How do I wire to get high and low beams and taillight correct? I was told that there are supposed to be resistors somewhere? If you havent' guessed electric isn't my best subject. Thanks for any help!!! :?:

Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:02 pm

Does this help?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:53 pm

And here's a picture to help too:'s%20Manuals/Page%2034.jpg

Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:21 pm

Thanks as ususal, I actually had that color diagram upon further searching in my file (circular). What do you know about the resistor?

Thanks again,

Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:34 pm

It's a wire wound (Nichrome - I think) 5 ohm resistsor. Delco 814545. Wattage capacity is about 20 - 25 watts. It is switched in series with the headlights in the dim position.