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23rd Series Headlight Switch -WTB
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Anyone have a headlight switch for a 48-50 Packard? Mine died.
Thanks,
Mark

Posted on: 2020/11/10 14:48
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Re: 23rd Series Headlight Switch -WTB
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Did the switch physically break or could it just be in need of cleaning. If nothing is broken the switches can be cleaned. A former poster disassembled and cleaned his switches and posted some photos here:https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=133415#forumpost133415

The circuit breakers are another item that are known to fail. If not an outright fail then from age drift lowering the rated capacity to the point the normal current to the lights is enough to cause the breaker to trip and lights start to cycle on and off. The 30 amp stud mount type 1 self resetting breaker is available at Napa and can be changed separately.

Posted on: 2020/11/10 15:14
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Re: 23rd Series Headlight Switch -WTB
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Try David Moe, Seattle Packard:

dmoeenterprises@cs.com

Check out the "Packard Directory" on the left column of this website in the Main Menu section. You'll find lots of people who can help.

Good luck

Posted on: 2020/11/10 15:16
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Re: 23rd Series Headlight Switch -WTB
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Thanks Howard, great info in the link. My switch is definitely the culprit. The circuit breaker is passing battery voltage. The switch feels like it is not cycling. I was hoping to get a replacement as I bet there is an internal failure of the cog mechanism.
Mark

Posted on: 2020/11/10 15:48
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Re: 23rd Series Headlight Switch -WTB
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I have a used switch available, but shipping from Canada to the US tends to be expensive.

Posted on: 2020/11/11 20:42
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