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samsvan

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Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:29 pm

Am I missing something?


Is there an adapter piece that connects these? More lost parts would be about par for the course.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by donivan65 on Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:35 pm

Thats a pigtail,,,,,,,goes in the bucket,,,,,,the headlight connects to it,,,,,,you should have connectors under the dash that plug into the top of the buckets ,,,,,
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Doni,
Can you shoot me a picture of your headlight buckets from the inside of your van please? I don't see how the 3 prong plug from under the dash can connect to the 2 prong on the bucket. Thanks
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by donivan65 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:09 pm

,,,let me go out to the garage,,,,,,,,,,,the wires on the drivers side come up from the dimmer switch,,,,,the round plug on the drivers side has 4 wires in it,,,,,,the plug on the passenger side comes down from the glove box,,,,,,,they are round female plugs that plug into the top of the buckets,,,,,,




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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by Digz on Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:01 pm

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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:11 pm

Ok. Yours has round 2 prong plugs that connect to the top of the buckets. I guess when the shop installed my new harness, they didn't switch out the ends. The ends that I have are the same as what would plug into the headlight itself like in Digz picture. I'll look online to see if anyone carries the round ones. Thanks for the pic's.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by donivan65 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:30 pm

so you got some kind of universal wiring harness,,,,,,,,it wont be pretty , but you can cut the ends off your new harness, extend them through the bucket and on to your headlights,,,,,,or maybe put some female spade terminals on the end of your new harness to connect them to the top of the buckets,,,,,,you still got the old harness to cut off the bucket plugs?
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:32 pm

I was thinking the same way. I'm going to check tomorrow if I take the rubber plug out of the bucket, can I fit the new plug through the hole. If not, I'll cut and splice.
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Post by Digz on Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:38 pm

I possibly may have the harness with the 2 prong plugs yet. If I do I can send them down if you want to keep it more stock. I can check tomorrow.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:21 pm

Thanks Joe. Let me take a look tomorrow and see if I can fit the new harness plugs through the holes in the buckets with the rubber out. If I have to start cutting, I'll probably take you up on it.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by donivan65 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:01 pm

The headlight needs a ground wire,,,,,there is one in the bucket,,,,,you could remove the connectors out of that new plug and stuff them into the bucket and put the connector back on in the bucket,,,that new harness probably has the ground wire in it,,,,,,
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:38 am

My "shop" is actually a space in my sisters barn. I'm heading over there today to start putting things back together. I have a terminal removal tool so I'll try what you said, Doni. I should be able to use the rubber plug too and keep everything water tight.
Thanks. I'll post pics of the progress.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by Digz on Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:41 am

just checked , I have the harness if you need parts.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:20 pm

Digz, I'm going to take you up on the harness parts. My new harness wires aren't long enough on the passenger side to reach into the top of the bucket. If I can get the round plugs and a couple feet of wire, I should be good. I really appreciate it.
Don, about the ground wires - the one off the headlight is grounded to the bucket so should I ground the black wire off my harness to it also or go to the body or somewhere else?
Joe, I'll PM you my address. Thanks.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by donivan65 on Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:42 pm

the headlight needs 3 wires, a ground, a high beam and a low beam,,,,so if you are going to leave your wiring alone inside the bucket, then you need see which wire is in what position on that inside connector and then connect it to the same position in that new connector with Digz piece,,,,,the bucket is grounded,,,,so you you dont need to use that wire in the new connector,,,,,just the high and the low one,,,,,I guess you could just put male spade connectors on Digz piece, plug the round side into the bucket and the 2 spades into that 3 way aftermarket connector,,,,,,,if you aint too particular or ambitious,,,,,
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samsvan

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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by samsvan on Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:28 pm

Ha! That describes me perfectly. Laughing Thanks for the guidance, I'm sure I'll need more.
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Re: Headlight wire adapter?

Post by donivan65 on Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:16 pm

we got to have a little fun here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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