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IanBrown

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Light switches
« on: June 10, 2018, 17:49:47 »
Hello,
Does anyone know the make/type of switches used for the lights?
Did they switch to Lucas toggle switches at any point?
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Ian

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Re: Light switches
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 21:09:20 »
If I recall correctly they were sourced from the Jaguar XJ6 of the period, and they were crap from new. I experienced complete headlight failure at night and it was not funny. I would start with David Manners or SNG Barret and see what it available.
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Re: Light switches
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 09:42:16 »
Yes, they area early XJ6 push-push switches.  Lucas part numbers are head: 30870A; side: 30869A; fog: 30868A; rear fog: 33878A.

There is nothing wrong with the switches but AC failed to put a relay in the circuit so all the current goes through the switch hence they can burn out as Graham mentions!  Ian Winter came up with a plug in adaptor which adds a relay, reduces the current through the switch and increases the light output from the headlamps.  I'll dig out the article and put it on the Members' Area.

They never used toggle switches.

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Re: Light switches
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 11:34:15 »
Article now on the 3000ME page:

Members' Area -> Model Directory -> 3000ME -> Articles -> Headlamp Relays and Overhaul


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Re: Light switches
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 15:29:35 »
Hello,
Am still struggling to find anyone supplying the switches.
Could somebody please take a photo of the four switches and send it to me at ianbrow.gen@gmail.com. I have a technical person at Lucas that may be able to help if he can see what they should look like.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2018, 08:32:16 »
Try 'xj6 light switch' on ebay - there are quite a few of them, mostly used but some new.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-DAIMLER-SERIES-2-XJ6-XJ12-COUPE-MAP-LIGHT-SWITCH/162598679939?hash=item25dba2f583%3Ag%3Am4wAAOxy2HFSX-OU&_sacat=0&_nkw=xj6+light+switch&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xxj6+light+switch.TRS0

The fronts are supposed to snap off so you can change the label but I've never done it successfully.  If anyone knows the trick, please post it here.