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Old 09-29-2020, 01:29 PM   #1
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Arrrgh, I have tried 2 different aftermarket dimmer switches, each seem to not work or fail after a short amount of use. Anyone had good luck with one that they would recommend?

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Old 09-29-2020, 02:25 PM   #2
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If you mean the head light dimmer switch this one looks promising as it was made back in the day as a replacement.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-1947-F...UAAOSwHMJYCVyZ

Plus, there are a few for sale in the Swap Section. Just type in dimmer switch.

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Old 09-29-2020, 03:16 PM   #3
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Or this one on eBay a lot cheaper...

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Old 09-29-2020, 07:07 PM   #4
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:23 AM   #5
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I believe in my 40 the switch is in the correct position BUT there's no way I can get my 10 1/2's on to it..................
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:45 AM   #6
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Paul, What do you mean by when you say there's "no way I can get my 10 1/2's on to it.................."?
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:56 AM   #7
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Paul, What do you mean by when you say there's "no way I can get my 10 1/2's on to it.................."?
His foot is too big to fit between the clutch and the kick panel.
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:07 AM   #8
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OK, now I get it. Thanks.
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Thank you for your help guys. Hopefully this solves the problem once and for all.
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:13 PM   #10
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For the record regarding location of the dimmer switch hole:

The dimmer switch on my early model year '41 is lower on the floorboard; slightly below the clutch pedal hole. When I bought a replacement floorboard advertised to fit '41 to '48, the unit I received had the dimmer hole much higher up on the floorboard. I recall that from the '48 I owned 60 years ago as being correct position for that car. The wiring for the dimmer on my '41 would not reach far enough, so I cut a hole lower in the floorboard. That location is easier to reach but also subject to inadvertent activation.
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