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steve1973

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Blackout light resistor upgrade
« on: March 29, 2017, 04:48:51 AM »
Working on my wiring I went to clean up my blackout light resistor assembly and the resistor fell apart. I had a NOS one and was in similar condition so I did an upgrade. I used a modern resistor that is sold by Summit and other vendors. It will reduce voltage from 12V to 6V up to 10 amps. This is advertised to use for 6V heater motors. I simply removed the old resistor, made a tray to mount the new resistor and put the assembly back together.



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Re: Blackout light resistor upgrade
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 07:37:13 AM »
Looks good Steve.  I'm not far enough along to know much about the BO lights!  Is this because they are 6v?

Brad

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Re: Blackout light resistor upgrade
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 08:35:29 AM »
Very Nice!

steve1973

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Re: Blackout light resistor upgrade
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 08:43:20 AM »
Looks good Steve.  I'm not far enough along to know much about the BO lights!  Is this because they are 6v?

Brad

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Tapper02

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Re: Blackout light resistor upgrade
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 01:50:45 PM »
Steve,
  What was the source for your original?  Can you post the details of the replacement you used?

-Tom
1944 AUTOCAR M15A1 (M16A1) HALF-TRACK:
(Being restored to an M3A1 configuration)
SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106

MVPA # 30507

8683jb

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Re: Blackout light resistor upgrade
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 10:55:45 PM »
Sanitary upgrade! Thanks Steve.
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mfrance

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Re: Blackout light resistor upgrade
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 12:48:03 PM »
Not to steal your post.   Great upgrade.     Peter debella jeep parts has the original in box still
https://www.debellajeepparts.com/whitehalftrackcatalog2.htm
« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 05:48:46 PM by mfrance »

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Re: Blackout light resistor upgrade
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 04:57:12 AM »
Nice I had posted awhile ago if anyone had a work around for this. Thanks for the info