93 K1500 Z71 RCLB

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  1. BonestockK1500

    BonestockK1500 LT265/75/R16

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    So, I’m ready to sell her, I’d only ask 90% of the cost I have in her.:)

    (This is said somewhat jokingly )
     
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    1997 I'm Awesome

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    say what?!?

    nice work.
    Gunna have to do the ubolts on mine soon, you get yours on amazon?
     
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    BonestockK1500 LT265/75/R16

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    I’m guessing NAPA, my shop did the job usually NAPA is the first source
     
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    BonestockK1500 LT265/75/R16

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    Drove up to the hardware store in the fog at 7am this morning and thought I smelled electrical burning. Got behind a shiny truck in traffic and noticed my headlights were flashing. Poked at the headlight switch and noticed a puff of smoke and that’s where the electrical fire smell is coming from. Pulled the dash bezel off and removed the switch, it smells like burnt electrical but the wiring harness behind it appears fine. So I have a new switch on order. All I can think of is the contacts inside the switch housing are just worn down and causing an arc between contacts. Any other thoughts about what would cause electrical burn and smoke only when switch is in the On position?

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    BonestockK1500 LT265/75/R16

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    Ordered that light switch on Saturday morning via EBay, standard free shipping, it shipped the same day from Arizona and arrived in Florida Monday morning, delivered today (Monday). Less than one business day shipping, my hats off to them, that’s incredible.
     
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    BonestockK1500 LT265/75/R16

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    So using this picture as an example. The 4 little plastic tits that the headlight switch assembly would screw into are all completely sheared off on my cluster bezel. So, I’m thinking my solution is going to be some small machine thread pan head thru bolts with little nuts on the backside to hold it in place. I can paint the pan heads so they won’t look too bad on the face of the bezel around the switch. Any other suggestions?

    example photo so you can see the plastic tits on the back of the bezel I’m talking about

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    BonestockK1500 LT265/75/R16

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    Well it’s not the most beautiful fix but it will hold. I drilled out the 4 broken plastic tits on the back of the bezel and ran little machine threads through the face with nuts on back of the switch plate. Functionally it’s great but visually...it is what it is...lights work again

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    92GMCK2500 OBS Enthusiast

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    Not a bad solution. My method included plastic straws, plastic glue, tiny screws/pins and lots of patience. Worked out ok so far, seamless from the front side.
     
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    BonestockK1500 LT265/75/R16

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    Replaced the chrome slotted screws with black hex socket with lock nuts, better

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