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#396316 - 10/11/17 04:36 PM 1935 instrument light
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Registered: 08/25/12
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Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
I left a cruise night late a few days ago which forced me to drive about 15 miles with my lights on. This was a first. About half way home my dash gauge light went out. Headlights and taillight were fine (all 6volt). Tonight I used my lights and the dash light did not come on again. I made a stop, shut the engine off. Thinking it might be the bulb or a fuse I ignored it for now. When I started the car up again the dash light came on but dimmer than usual and surged a bit. My battery is fully charged.
Has anyone else experienced this?

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#396320 - 10/11/17 05:18 PM Re: 1935 instrument light [Re: wisebri]
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Registered: 01/08/02
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Loc: West Allis,Wi.
I would suspect the dash light terminal on the light swich screw is loose or the switch contacts are bad.
Your car has only one fuse for all the driving lights.

#396324 - 10/11/17 05:24 PM Re: 1935 instrument light [Re: wisebri]
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Registered: 11/23/01
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Loc: Eagle Point, Oregon
It could also be the filament in the blub as well, but most likely it is a bad connection or a bad ground.

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#396333 - 10/11/17 06:06 PM Re: 1935 instrument light [Re: wisebri]
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Registered: 11/30/02
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Try moving the switch off and on several times. I am guessing the contacts are getting oxidized from sitting and not being used. My 32 does that as I very rarely drive it at night.
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#396339 - 10/12/17 03:49 AM Re: 1935 instrument light [Re: m006840]
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Registered: 08/25/12
Posts: 1194
Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
Thanks all, I will start there.


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