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Deanj 08-13-2017 10:25 AM

High Beam Switch
 
I noticed the high beam switch metal contact cap is bit wobbly. It's even worse when I placed the high beam switch rubber cover on it. Switch operation isn't crisp like I remember in cars 45 years ago.

Is this signaling time to replace the switch?

Dean

Astrowing 08-13-2017 05:07 PM

If any doubt I'd replace it. If it fails or becomes intermittent , you have no headlights.

Deanj 08-14-2017 10:47 AM

Thanks, and it's amazing how prices vary. Even the part # has 2 choices: DS 105 or DS 43. I bought a Borg Warner DS 105 switch for $9.99 out the door. The highest exact replacement was $28.95 plus shipping.

Dean

Deanj 08-18-2017 10:29 AM

planetbrakeparts in EBay has a Borg Warner USA made DS 105 dimmer switch for $9.99. It's the same as the DS 43 and about 4 other cross reference numbers that fits 1958-60 Fords to name a few.

It is an exact replacement of the one installed in my car which was also USA made, but had a RBM? logo.

Dean


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