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Apache1 #1299916 Wed Feb 20 2019 11:11 PM
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Yes, I made the purchase clean seamless one and done. What might have got lost in the conversation is I already have the spliced parking light (wiring) harness ready to go. I think the amber is a better choice...IMHO.
This slight hiccup got in the way of my dual electric fan project...wanted to get this upfront lighting sorted out before proceeding.

Apache1 #1300578 Mon Feb 25 2019 10:14 PM
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Well, I'm going to eat crow this evening.....but that's par for the course with me. This parking light upgrade just took a hard left turn and has come to a screeching halt this afternoon. The 12 circuit fuse block in this truck is a EZ-wiring product with color coded and printed circuit ID wires. Haven' t found the other end of the Parking Light wire yet...rats nest. Something told me to take a look at the headlight switch and verify what was what on its contacts. I came across a picture on the web that closely resembled my switch. The blades are numbered and the N0. 7 terminal on this particular switch is missing, which is designated for Parking lights. (see pictures). Not sure of age of this switch or what it may have been out of originally. It certainly is not a '59 design. So even if I bought an aftermarket '59 switch it may not have the parking light terminal needed. As thought from an earlier discussion '59's didn't have parking lights.
Further, I have been questioning all along why the single lamp wiring. The new wiring harness through me off. New upgraded Parking/Turn Signal assemblies on their with no way to power them up at the moment.

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Apache1 #1300635 Tue Feb 26 2019 02:24 AM
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TF trucks had park lights, NOT "running lights" [always on], but there's a simple tech tip to rig it that way if you want

park lights only were standard for TF trucks, turn sigs an optional add on from 55 on, which included park lamps for 2 pin bulbs - see an accessory install instruction here, full wiring diagram a few pages further along

that switch is nothing like original [wiring shown here], which should be available from most repro suppliers and will have the park light terminal - but you do need the 2 pin socket in the lights, and a replacement socket should be available at a FLAPS


Moved over to the Passing Lane

"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
Some TF series details [] & TF heater pics []
Apache1 #1300694 Tue Feb 26 2019 01:14 PM
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Apache1 #1300695 Tue Feb 26 2019 01:37 PM
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FLAPS = Favorite Local Auto Parts Store


1941 3/4-Ton Pickup (in process). Read about it in the DITY Gallery
1955 Grumman Kurbside "Doughboy" 235/3 on tree w/ OD
1957 3100 - moved on
1959 C4500 Short Bus "Magic Bus" - moved on
1959 G3800 1 Ton Dually "Chief" - moved on
1958 C4400 Viking "Thor" ~ moved on to fellow Bolter

Apache1 #1300714 Tue Feb 26 2019 04:06 PM
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That's one acronym I never used...LOL

Apache1 #1300716 Tue Feb 26 2019 04:27 PM
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Decision made. Truck is wired for turn signals...will leave it that way. Returning fixtures...will continue to use existing switch. All of this motion wasn't necessary at all. I'm leaving well enough alone. Who needs park lighting much time, money and energy expended for such little reward.

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Apache1 #1300747 Tue Feb 26 2019 08:10 PM
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Many newer vehicles run with headlights on all the time. You don't really need park lights for "parking" or for twilight running. Using them for turn only makes sense in your case. You can still change your mind later.

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. - William Penn

Apache1 #1300769 Tue Feb 26 2019 09:32 PM
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Thanks for your support. I need to finish my electric dual fan installation.

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