Jump to content

Late high beam switch on 1600?


Recommended Posts

through the end of 1973 production (all roundies) will work on your 1600 with two mods:

1. if it's from a 71-73, swap out the knob on the end with the jelly bean knob from your 1600. They just unscrew.

2. later stalks have a multiprong plug that plugs into the car's wiring harness; I suspect your 1600 has individual wires with insulated spade terminals. It's probably easier to cut the plug off your replacement stalk and solder (not crimp--you're carrying headlight amperage here) female spade terminals onto the stub wires left on the stalk assy. The terminals are numbered, and the wires go on the same way for both styles of switch: red wire to terminal 30 (it's 15/30 on the later switches); solid yellow to 56b; solid white to 56a; yellow with white stripe to 56. The tan wire with the yellow stripe (that already has a push-on terminal on it) plugs into the car's wiring harness same as before. Discard the tan/yellow wire; it’s not used on the early cars.

Someone on the board will have a roundie high/low beam stalk for you; they rarely go bad (unless you catch your coat sleeve on it!) so should be pretty common.



'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
  • Upcoming Events

  • Create New...