Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Western Maryland
This sounds so much like a discussion on the DeLorean headlight switch it isn't even funny. The headlight switch on a DeLorean is pretty simple, push it once and marker lights and dash illumination lights come on. A second push turns the headlights on. A third push and it all shuts off. But one little problem, it was all ran through the switch! The plastic inside the switch would melt and eventually, you'd have to switch. A few people have come up with a relay you splice into the harness to save the switch from this fate. My switch started showing its signs of this. Afyter driving for a while with the lights on, turn them off, try to turn them on again and the switch wouldn't stay in the "on" position. I'd have to wait for it to cool off. The inventory for DeLorean headlight switches has been exhausted but DeLorean Motor Company in Texas has some new ones being made for us with a digital control box that has the power bypassing the switch and it also has an auto off feature. I'm still waiting on my new switch that I preordered last year.
Anyway, after reading this thread, when I update to H4s on my TJ, I'll do the harness mod. just as a precaution. I may even do it before. Thank you for that link Jerry!
is the fog lights wired up in the same manner and is it worth doing something for them too?
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L - Amber Fire Pearl Coat
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 VIN: 2953