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phish1270
Posted 2020-11-02 12:51 PM (#605216)
Subject: 1961 Headlight switch


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Guys,

I am needing a little help. I have a 1961 Dodge Dart & my dashlights only work once in a while when I turn my headlights on. It is getting worse every time I use them. I am not having much luck finding a headlight switch for my '61 but I have found one for a '62. Does anyone know if the '62 will interchange? Or does anyone have any suggestions for finding a '61 if not? Thank you in advance for any help.
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Shep
Posted 2020-11-02 6:58 PM (#605231 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: Re: 1961 Headlight switch



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Expensive but try moparmall.
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1960fury
Posted 2020-11-02 7:52 PM (#605233 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: Re: 1961 Headlight switch



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Try soaking it in penetrating oil. I "repaired" several that way.
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mobileparts
Posted 2020-11-02 10:42 PM (#605250 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: Re: 1961 Headlight switch


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The head light switch is 1960 - 1961 -- ONLY -- Very Tough to find, indeed --
I have one last remaining N.O.S.

Always best to simply call me --- Craig --- 516 - 485 - 1935.....

Edited by mobileparts 2020-11-02 10:43 PM
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2020-11-02 11:16 PM (#605254 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: RE: 1961 Headlight switch


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Or, send it to Jeff Carter for a rebuild at JC Auto.
He did my 58 Dodge switch earlier this year and the best part is that all the other electrical contacts are restored as well.

Greg
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mobileparts
Posted 2020-11-08 4:13 AM (#605408 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: Re: 1961 Headlight switch


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The original Poster of this thread has vanished.... Vroom Vroom....
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1960fury
Posted 2020-11-08 8:29 AM (#605409 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: Re: 1961 Headlight switch



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There are different 60/61 hl switches. Desotos for instance used a different one than Plymouth and I wonder if Dodges used the "Plymouth" or the "Desoto" version. Probably the latter.
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phish1270
Posted 2020-11-09 7:35 AM (#605436 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: Re: 1961 Headlight switch


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Thanks for the advice guys. Still getting to the point of pulling the switch to see if I can clean it at all.
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phish1270
Posted 2020-11-11 1:34 PM (#605537 - in reply to #605216)
Subject: Re: 1961 Headlight switch


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Can we not use a '62 & up switch & make it work? I am very new to cars this old so I hope this isn't a stupid question, just curious.
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