Dodge headlight switch melts when plow is on

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tcls83, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
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    This probably should be in the plowing forum, but I cant seem to subscribe to that for some reason. I have a problem with my headlight switch melting whenever I put my plow on- the wiring harness plug to the headlight is what usually melts. I've gone through 3 of them in the 2 years Ive had the truck. I checked my grounds, everything seems ok. I just got another new one from NAPA and I don't want to go through this again. I've heard people with 94-97 Dodges (The ones with the more squarish styled dash) sometimes have the same problem. Anyone have the same trouble, or know any other things I should check to cure this problem. I'd appreciate any suggestions. It has a Fisher 7.5 Minute Mount.

    Maybe this should be in the repair forum, just realized that. This probably should be routed over there.
     
  2. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,515

    I would install a relay into the circuit so that the head light switch activates the relay which would be low current to feed the lights a high current. Similar to a fog light setup.
     
  3. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    you are pulling to much power through the headlight switch put a relay in and that should solve it
     
  4. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    Thanks, I'll try it out.
     

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