my headlights go out for no good reason from time to time...for a min or two..then come back on..namba209 said:O.K., maybe a bit of clarification is needed here. First off, I'm using JJ Wheatley's DESTEC wiring schematic, which is a must for any GT owner, IMHO. Secondly the microswitch in the headlight bucket is used to energize or activate the headlight relay, basically an electromagnet that makes an electrical connection to route 12 volts to the headlights, clearance lites, parking lites and instrument lites. Depending on which year GT you have, there will be microswitches in only one bucket or both, but only one in the driver's side bucket operates the headlight relay, the other one or two are for the headlite indicator lite between the speedo and tach. That lite indicates only if the buckets are in transition, that is, not locked open or closed. HTH.
I am installing the kwik wire harness on my gt and i am confused with the headlight wiring. Please let me know if i have this correct: the "headlight switch power" will be connected to one of the microswitches in the headlight bucket. The other end of that microswitch will be connected to some 12v source. The headlight and dimmer relay/switches are built into the fuse block of the kwik wiring harness. Then i just connect the high and low beam lines to the headlights and run an extra ground wire into the headlights (because there are three connectors on the back of the headlights and i assume the third wire is ground).
My main confusion is that i am not sure where the headlight and dimmer switch/relay are. If they are built into the fuse block then it should be easy, but i get the feeling that they are not. Please help soon as i need to finish my opel project in 1 week.
Opel Yoga? Hell yes.Can anyone provide an explanation or diagram to show how to by-pass the micro-switch and install an on/off switch for headlight on a 1970 GT? All of you experienced Opelers are great and thanks for your help. Oh, yeah - does anyone else suffer soreness from "Opel Yoga"?
Thanks again to all for the help.http://www.opelgt.com/forums/1c-lighting-signal-systems/20904-simplified-headlight-wiring.html
Read through this thread, this explains it very well.