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Bob    Posted 08-23-2018 at 15:07:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N Rear Lights ?
  • I have a 8n that I am having trouble getting the lights to work
    it is a 12 volt with a rear attachment light and a red rear light with a license plate light.I had it working but when I moved it it did not work.I checked the wire coming from the switch and I get 12v to the rear but no light.It has to be a simple fix ,rite?

    Bob in KS    Posted 08-24-2018 at 09:05:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • As others have said, no ground.

    6 or 12 volts has no bearing on the problem as long as proper bulbs are used

    Most likely places to look are corrosion in the light housing, mounting brackets to the fender, or dirt and rust where the fender attaches to the axle housing. Can either clean it or bypass it

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-24-2018 at 04:43:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Also, be sure not to wire lights to the ignition switch. Always use a separate light switch, fused at 20A. 12V requires polarity but it makes no difference which terminal is which on the lamps. 12V sealed beam headlamps are industry standard p/n 4419.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-24-2018 at 04:14:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have an early 9N and an early 8N, both have never seen a 12V battery nor alternator. The lighting kits are original, 2 CM HALL headlights and a TAURUS taillight on the 9N; 2 T-O-L headlights, a TAURUS tail, and a T-O-L Implement lamp on the 8N, ALL 6V,all wired as original, and I have never had a problem with them. It seems most lighting issues I read about are guys with 12V switch-over jobs. It is usual SOP with 12V to run two wires to each lamp, a + and a -.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ncorrigible    Posted 08-23-2018 at 18:14:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No ground is right... A story.. The one and only time I needed a rear light was in a flood in my horse pasture. I got down to the hay rack with working headlights, but I could not see what I was doing backing to the hay wagon in complete dark. With a flashlight I got it all hooked up and out of there just fine, but the next day the 8N work light worked fine. I have another story from the 2010 flood, but most of my good friends on this board would say I might be stretching the relm of possible just a bit.

    Bob    Posted 08-23-2018 at 18:20:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • how should I make sure the lite is grounded?

    Larry TX    Posted 08-24-2018 at 09:34:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Run a separate ground wire (14 gauge will work) from the mounting stud of the lamp (probably a 1/4 x 20 stud) to any one of the bolts on the transmission cover housing and before re-tightening that bolt, make sure the surface is clean (to the metal) and free of paint, grease, oils, etc.

    Dean    Posted 08-23-2018 at 22:05:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Headlights, worklights, etc., usually non functional tractor lamps are due to lack of ground due to rust, etc.

    I simply run dedicated ground wires to all lamps. Never have any more trouble.

    Dean

    r geiger    Posted 08-23-2018 at 15:25:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • no ground

    tractorfix    Posted 08-23-2018 at 19:23:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I usually run a sheet metal screw in between the bottom of the fender and the top of the axle housing. Does the trick

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