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by bookman51
Fri May 29, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

It could be a faulty switch. I switched the rear light to work of the same terminal as the headlights. Now everything works, and I do get brights and dims, and the crawler does not die on the last setting (dim). I do not have the red light anyway with the sealed beam in the rear light. What I do not...
by bookman51
Fri May 29, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Lavoy, Thanks, Larry
by bookman51
Fri May 29, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Stan, I will look but if I recall, the light switch does not look like it is meant to be taken apart, at least not easily. Can it be taken apart and cleaned?

Thanks

Larry
by bookman51
Thu May 28, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Found some time today and installed the new fuse holder and the key ignition switch. Easier than I thought. Started up the crawler and it runs. Key ignition works. Front lights work on L and B position. When I go to the D position with the crawler on, it dies. With crawler off, the front lights work...
by bookman51
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Lavoy, I don't know why I did not think of you regarding the fuse holder. I guess I thought it was a standard item I could get locally. Next time I certainly will think of you....and your good advice and prompt delivery.

Larry
by bookman51
Mon May 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

What I do not have is a red rear light. So maybe that is the combination switch not being used. I am more used to a Farmall, and the fuse only protects the lights. So, first time my fuse went out, I was just using the crawler as normal and did not (I do not think) turn on the lights. Took me awhile ...
by bookman51
Sun May 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Stan and all, The front lights are bulb lights. The rear is now sealed beam. Both lights now work, but I had to run a separate wire to get a good ground on the rear light. This morning I worked until I could get to the back of the combination switch. I then ran a wire directly from the negative anod...
by bookman51
Sat May 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

This evening I took the wire from the combination switch to the front lights and disconnected it at both end. I put a small battery at one end and a ground and then tested the other end with my meter. I am getting juice through the wire. And I did not see any bare spots on the wire where it might be...
by bookman51
Sat May 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Jim, I ran a wire directly from the battery to each of the two front lights. They lit up just fine. They are lights with bulbs in them and single wire. So I assume my problem is in the switch or the wire from the switch. I will see if I get a reading from the wire with the switch on. I need to get a...
by bookman51
Sat May 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Dzus Fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Dzus Fasteners

Lavoy, Thanks, Larry
by bookman51
Sat May 16, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Jim, Thanks much. Larry
by bookman51
Fri May 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Key ignition question

Jim, Thanks. I see where the base of the fuse holder goes to the key switch. The does the other side of the key switch wire then go to the middle terminal of the combination switch? I need to figure out the short before I do anything with the key switch. I will try to get my fat fingers in there and...
by bookman51
Fri May 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Switch wiring
Replies: 0
Views: 1343

Switch wiring

I have been trying to trace down a dead short that results in blowing a fuse when even I turn on the lights on my 1958 420 crawler. I think I have it narrow down to the wiring from the switch to the front headlights. I have taken off the front headlights and do not see any shorts there. Now I am sta...
by bookman51
Fri May 15, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Key ignition question
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Key ignition question

I ended up with a key ignition for my 1958 420 crawler. I see where it can be installed but I do not know where the wiring from it is connected. Anybody got any good pictures or descriptions where to connect the key ignition?
by bookman51
Fri May 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Dzus Fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Dzus Fasteners

I am replacing some of the Dzus fastners on my 1958 John Deere crawler. They are some that are loose and the fasteners must vibrate to unfasten. After I took the hood off, I see they are held on with rivets (not screws). I assume I need to grind or drill them out to get them off. Anybody got any oth...