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Old 04-17-2020, 01:56 AM   #1
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Question Headlight switch

Hi I have wired in a new headlight switch in my 41 ford convertible and now high beam and low beam seem to be reversed .?????
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Old 04-17-2020, 05:06 AM   #2
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Are we talking headligt indicator indicates on low beam ?? or what does reversed mean ??
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:14 AM   #3
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need more info since the two beams are controlled by the foot switch.
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Old 04-17-2020, 09:03 AM   #4
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Stock wire harness or an aftermarket (or home grown) harness?
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:07 AM   #5
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Maybe a Southern Hemisphere thing?
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:51 AM   #6
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Seems like you might have to reposition 2 wires on the switch. Check the wiring diagram. The 1940 diagram is below. Is 1941 the same? Hope this helps. Perhaps someone will post the 41 diagram. Click on Mr. Van Pelts's" 1941 Ford diagram.
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Old 04-17-2020, 03:31 PM   #7
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Not sure how you can reverse high and low beams on a foot switch?
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Old 04-17-2020, 04:36 PM   #8
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I think what everyone above is saying is that your recent wiring of the headlight switch doesn't explain this problem. Only one wire leaves the headlight switch to feed both high and low beams. Problem must be elsewhere, something mis-wired in the past.

Because its easy to get to I would look at the inside of the fenders where two wires connect into each headlight loom. Would have been easy to transpose those two wires, and easy for you to correct that now.
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Old 04-17-2020, 05:00 PM   #9
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indicator light in the dash displays the wrong beam?
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Old 04-17-2020, 05:48 PM   #10
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The indicator light is wired to the wrong side of the foot switch.
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Old 04-17-2020, 05:50 PM   #11
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The indicator light is wired to the wrong side of the foot switch.
Would be my guess, but Deucekoop has yet to respond.
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The high beam indicator comes on at low beam and vice versa
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Thanks for your advice you got what I was saying,I didn't explain properly. Thankyou
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:00 PM   #14
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I tried swapping wires with no effect on the dip switch. The centre wire is power and the wire on either side is low ,high beam. Swapping those around had no effect.

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Old 04-17-2020, 06:02 PM   #15
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:13 PM   #16
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:32 PM   #17
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It looks like the green & white wire from indicator light hooks the the black & green high beam wire at the left headlight. Maybe you have it hooked to the black & red low beam wire.
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Old 04-18-2020, 12:10 AM   #18
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Is it just the switch you changed, or did you also change the loom connections at the front of the car?

The high beam indicator lamp is connected to the power feed to the high beam, which is selected by the foot switch. At least this is how it is on my 41 Convert.

What you describe cannot happen at just the headlight switch - at least with a stock loom.
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Old 04-18-2020, 03:44 AM   #19
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Thanks jay Chicago what you suggested worked thanks
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