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nbsbbaker
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Headlight

Postby nbsbbaker » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:42 pm

Just replaced a makeshift wiring harness on my 51 with the a harness from Brillman and it looks great! The headlights were not attached when I purchased her and I'm now rebuilding the headlights. It looks like the power lead from the harness connects directly to the headlight with just a machine screw with no protection from the elements. Is that correct? Is this a problem if I'm working in the rain with the lights on?

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Re: Headlight

Postby k hutchins » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:14 pm

That's the way they are designed. Keep in mind it's grounded on the inside so anything you do on the outside won't ground it or short it out.
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Gary Puckett
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Re: Headlight

Postby Gary Puckett » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:35 pm

I have the wiring harness from the same vendor for a 47 H and a 520 JD and that is the way they are. I think the screw and connection are brass to slow corrosion. That was the design of the day.

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Re: Headlight

Postby rod330 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:53 pm

A light coating of dielectric grease might be useful.
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nbsbbaker
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Re: Headlight

Postby nbsbbaker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:04 pm

Wonderful, Gentlemen! Many thanks.


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