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Willys Headlight Socket; Wire Location
Topic Started: Aug 16 2017, 01:40 AM (93 Views)
PapaC
Papac
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Working on my headlight buckets. I could use some help.


I deconstructed the head light sockets and am soldiering appropriate cloth covered wire onto the cleaned brass inserts. No non-factory splicing for me:


I'm finding conflicting information on the web and I'd like to get this clear in my head.

The sockets are marked GROUND, PASS, and DRIVE on the back.


Ground is Ground of course

1. IS 'DRIVE' high or low beam


'2' IS 'PASS' is high or low beam???

BONUS QUESTION

RED and BLACK. Which color normally carries current for the HIGH BEAM AND which wire for LOW BEAM.








Charles Tate....North Mississippi

1956 WILLYS DJ3A Convertible
Doing ground up nuts and bolt restoration by almost entirely reconditioning original used or a few NOS DJ3A parts.

1962 WILLYS DJ3A Convertible. (For research and parts only)
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SteveK
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On my 62, Red is high beam, and Black is low beam. Ground is white.
SteveK
62 Dispatcher
South Florida
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PapaC
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Thanks Steve, that helps. What cloth wire I had left on my sockets was too faded to tell.

So the opposite prong from the ground is red and goes to drive on the 6v socket and is the high beam filament on the bulb...

The top or bottom prong on the bulb depending on how it's turned says PASS on the socket, is the black wire and gives power to the low beam filament on the bulb.


I've been confused for two days now which is high and which is low beam.


For one of the first times ever NAPA is on my really really BAD list. I called them about 6v headlight bulbs and they said they didn't have them. I asked to order me a set and the '''GUY'''' said '''EVERYBODY''' was out of stock and he couldn't get them. Humph...,,

I called O'Reilly's and their '''GUY''' said he had a 6V 3 prong headlight on the shelf. I need two so he's going to have me a pair by tomorrow.
Charles Tate....North Mississippi

1956 WILLYS DJ3A Convertible
Doing ground up nuts and bolt restoration by almost entirely reconditioning original used or a few NOS DJ3A parts.

1962 WILLYS DJ3A Convertible. (For research and parts only)
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