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Wanted - headlight connector

Postby alc59 » 24 Dec 2018 10:07

One of the indivdual single pin connectors where the main wiring loom connects with the headlight wiring harness. It connects one of the limit switches to the motor relay. It's very nasty and corroded so I'm after replacing both the male and female. Can anyone give me part nubers and/or tell me where I can get one?

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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby Cobber » 24 Dec 2018 11:12

The OEM stuff is rubbish, if you're going to the trouble of replacing both connections use a modern weather proof job such as:
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WATERPROOF-Electrical-Wire-Connector-Kits-1-2-3-4-5-6-Way-12-24V/302215296668?hash=item465d6f769c:m:m50v9r6rMlsVSMta_1ZH5BQ&var=601057306063
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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby alc59 » 24 Dec 2018 13:54

Thanks for a very sensible suggestion.

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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby supercass » 25 Dec 2018 08:10

Maximum current of 10 amps for the weatherproof one though. Assuming it operates both headlights may not leave much of a safety margin.
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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby alc59 » 25 Dec 2018 11:53

Thanks for the thought.

This particular connection connects one of the limit switches to the relay controlling the headlight lift motor. It does not carry the motor current nor the power to the headlight itself, so I would be surprised if it carried as much as half an amp.

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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby Cobber » 25 Dec 2018 11:59

as opposed to the 0amp rating for the OEM rubbish.
The connector in question doesn't carry current to the headlights themselves, it only runs to the limit switches of the lift pods.
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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby Beans » 27 Dec 2018 00:07

I used these connectors during the restoration of my DHC, and so far no problems with them.
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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby sbs » 27 Dec 2018 03:28

alc59 wrote:One of the indivdual single pin connectors where the main wiring loom connects with the headlight wiring harness. It connects one of the limit switches to the motor relay. It's very nasty and corroded so I'm after replacing both the male and female. Can anyone give me part nubers and/or tell me where I can get one?


http://www.britishwiring.com/Multi-Wire ... s-s/35.htm

https://www.autosparks.co.uk/electrical ... plugs.html

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Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Postby dursleyman » 27 Dec 2018 15:43

Beans wrote:I used these connectors during the restoration of my DHC, and so far no problems with them.
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Now that looks a very nice job Beans, weatherproof as well. Think I may have to use that idea.
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