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Headlight switch for plow gets hot.

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by ajs, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. ajs

    ajs Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hi, I have a 2000 F-250 with a 7.3 in it with a Boss RT2 V-plow. I was wondering if any body would be able to help me with a little problem? There is a seperate switch for the headlights that you flip on/off when the plow is attached. The wire coming from the head lights going to the switch gets very very hot, to the piont that its starting to burn. The switch also gets very hot and when you flick the switch the lights will flicker. So I was wondering if I should run a heavier wire than what is in the wiring harness or just replace the switch and hope that solves the problem.
    Thanks for any info
     
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    i THINK you should go heavier on the switch and wire system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
     
  3. ajs

    ajs Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thats what I was thinking also. Hope I can find a heavier switch.
     
  4. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Dont worry about the switch getting a little warm after you install a heavier system. I use off road lights on the highway when I head up in moose country in the summer time. Its a heavy duty switch and wiring, gets warm but not to the point of melting plastic.