Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

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Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby noisyone » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:54 pm

Now that I've finally gotten my Cub running well, I'd like to install some headlights. I think mine were removed at some point. There are no lights, no wiring where the lights would be and no switch.

What would be the easiest way to wire 2 headlights and a switch? I'm not all that concerned about a tail light, but I suppose I could add one later on.

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Re: Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby PoconoCub » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:55 am

noisyone wrote:Now that I've finally gotten my Cub running well, I'd like to install some headlights. I think mine were removed at some point. There are no lights, no wiring where the lights would be and no switch.

What would be the easiest way to wire 2 headlights and a switch? I'm not all that concerned about a tail light, but I suppose I could add one later on.


Were the wires cut off from the wiring harness or are the just tucked away somewhere?

If the wires are still there hidden away then you would need to get a switch and headlights, if there are totally gone you could either get a new wiring harness and switch to do it properly or just get a switch and add the wires for the lights yourself.

Is your Lo Boy 6v or 12v?
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Re: Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby noisyone » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:57 am

It's 12 volt. The wires have been cut off and are completely gone. Instead of a new wiring harness couldn't I just run the wiring needed for the lights to a switch? My confusion is having trouble following the wiring diagram from this site and not understanding where each of the wires goes to

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Re: Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:19 am

If you have a fuse holder in the dash the lights get power from it. If there is a hole where it used to be, you can get a replacement from many auto parts stores or many electronic places, just get one to fit the hole. 6 volt systems used a 20 amp fuse, but 12 volts should be ok with a 12 to 15 amp fuse, maybe even 10 amp. If you are not worried about originality any toggle or push pull switch will work. Power can come from the same place as the ignition, to the fuse, then to the switch. A single wire to the right front with a tap to the left front. If you use original style lights you will need a ground wire. If universal one wire lights they will ground through the hood.
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Re: Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby noisyone » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:39 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:If you have a fuse holder in the dash the lights get power from it. If there is a hole where it used to be, you can get a replacement from many auto parts stores or many electronic places, just get one to fit the hole. 6 volt systems used a 20 amp fuse, but 12 volts should be ok with a 12 to 15 amp fuse, maybe even 10 amp. If you are not worried about originality any toggle or push pull switch will work. Power can come from the same place as the ignition, to the fuse, then to the switch. A single wire to the right front with a tap to the left front. If you use original style lights you will need a ground wire. If universal one wire lights they will ground through the hood.


This is very helpful. I'm not much of an electrician but I can run wiring and a switch. I'm also not worried about making it look original. Just need it to work. I guess I'm still confused about where the wiring starts....the fuse is still there so will I go from the fuse to the switch to the lights?

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Re: Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:05 pm

Are there any wires connected to the fuse holder? Normally one side of the holder is connected to the hot 12 volt lead, and also has a wire going to the ignition switch The other terminal should provide power to the lights, if it has a good fuse in the holder. I suggest getting a 12 volt test light to check for voltage.
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Re: Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby PoconoCub » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:45 am

noisyone wrote:I guess I'm still confused about where the wiring starts....the fuse is still there so will I go from the fuse to the switch to the lights?


I have my 12v Off road lights wired to a switch with a fuse holder inline, I forget the power source I tied into (I think it is to the alternator), it also powers my 12v LED Safety strobe lights that I have hooked up.
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Re: Adding headlights to my 67 Lo Boy

Postby inairam » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:40 am

The connections on the round head lights are too large to pass through the hole in the hood for the wire and get cut when the hood is removed. I have two tractors with that. look around the wired may be in there/ Make sure you add a connection with a small connector under the hood that will fit through the hole in the hood. Brillaman had something
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