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8N Ford Light Switch Location

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Jim From Nebraska

12-27-2003 18:14:52

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Restoring a 1952 8N and need to know the location for the light switch, i.e. hole in the dash or a bracket under the dash, and what side. Type of switch: Knurled knob or plastic/metal standard pull type. Thanks for any help.

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12-29-2003 07:28:42

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 Re: 8N Ford Light Switch Location in reply to Jim From Nebraska, 12-27-2003 18:14:52  
Most late 8N light switches I have seen are located to the left and below the ammeter. Have seen some placed where the dimple is (tractor fuel burner temperature gauge location). Early 8N's (winged light kit) on a plate behind the voltage regulator.

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12-28-2003 07:56:45

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 Re: 8N Ford Light Switch Location in reply to Jim From Nebraska, 12-27-2003 18:14:52  
Early 47,48,49 & first 20% or so 8N's used the plate under the dash to mount the light switch. Later 50, 51 & 52 8N's normally had the switch mounted in a hole drilled on the left side of the dash usually drilled in the dimple of the dash. Dealer or owner installed so anything is probable.

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12-28-2003 06:17:43

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 Re: 8N Ford Light Switch Location in reply to Jim From Nebraska, 12-27-2003 18:14:52  
My 48 has a extra plate screwed to the inside lower left of the dash. My switch is mounted to this additional plate. It is a smooth metal knob (like the choke knob) and has pigtails and a fuse mounted to the backside of the switch. As has bee said before Just 8N's carries these for like $22 or so, but I'm sure you could find them elsewhere.

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12-28-2003 06:18:48

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 Re: Re: 8N Ford Light Switch Location in reply to Dan, 12-28-2003 06:17:43  
Correction - make that location the inside lower RIGHT of the dash - I sure need some coffee :)

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12-28-2003 03:02:44

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 Re: 8N Ford Light Switch Location in reply to Jim From Nebraska, 12-27-2003 18:14:52  
Let me first tell you that I'm a newbie, so take what I say accordingly. With that said, however,
I had the same question and was told that the light switch bracket was used on the earlier 8N and that a hole drilled into the instrument pannel was used on the later 8N. A major parts distributor/maunfacturer sells the bracket and specifies its use for years "1948 - 50." Also, if you take a look at the Ford parts catalog, you will see dimple or hole-like mark on the instrument pannel - left lower side.

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