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Old 06-21-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Headlight switch part number identification

I need to replace the headlight switch on my 1994 National Dolphin 34D but cannot find any specs or model numbers on the part or in the literature. Can anyone recommend a source of parts?
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Most times the switches were from cars/ trucks of the same era. If you disconnect the batteries and remove the switch , there will be numbers on it and, Napa/ Auto-Zone will be able to help.

If they can't , posting a picture of it here will probably get you the info you need.
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Most times the switches were from cars/ trucks of the same era. If you disconnect the batteries and remove the switch , there will be numbers on it and, Napa/ Auto-Zone will be able to help.

If they can't , posting a picture of it here will probably get you the info you need.
X2 very true using a car pickup parts.
For example The School bus I drive (1999 International) uses a 78-8?? Ford turn signal switch.

Usually the more common the less money the parts cost per unit and the more likely the RV makers are to use them.
post up a pic. Maybe some of us will see something familiar.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:54 PM   #4
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does it look anything like this?
Replacement Headlight Switch - Black, Plastic, Direct fit

Know nothing of the site, just the first one I found. Looks like the one on my '01.

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I think what you will have will more closely resemble this, 72 Chev P/U part.
I've seen a lot of older RVs with these, including my own.
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Skip, My 02 Flair on a P30 chassis used that same switch. Mine overloaded and melted one of the connector pins. Had to do a little rewire and a new switch to fix it.
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picture of the 1994 Dolphin headlight switc

Thank you all for your suggestions and comments. This is a picture of the switch.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #8
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Yes this is the type.
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Fingers crossed...i think i found it on line at mill supply, a freightliner dealer. I can't be sure of the final result until i fit the part, but this is promising. Thanks to all of you!
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Skip, My 02 Flair on a P30 chassis used that same switch. Mine overloaded and melted one of the connector pins. Had to do a little rewire and a new switch to fix it.
I have a old Ford Tow truck and ran into the same problem.

The OEMS use the same switch for a 1/2 ton pick up that they do for say a 1 ton truck.
all the extra clearance lights over load the switch and that is where th eproblem starts. If the OEMS were no so dang cheap to put a relay in the the circuit that feeds the tail lights (it also feed clearance lights) these would not be this problem.
These same switches are in Millions of 1/2 tone truck and you never see this sort of problem on them.

The simple fix is to add a relay triggered by this switch and it will last.
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Skip, My 02 Flair on a P30 chassis used that same switch. Mine overloaded and melted one of the connector pins. Had to do a little rewire and a new switch to fix it.
The melted connector problem was so common that a replacement plug with 3" of wiring is offered by several suppliers.
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