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Old 01-03-2019, 03:33 PM   #1
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12v lights in Streamline?

I just bought a 1964 Streamline and have a question I hope someone can answer. There are 2 bulb sockets above the sink that are covered by a single rectangular cover. The socket on the left works, the one on the right does not. I bought a new socket and attempted to replace the old one but was surprised at what I found when I opened it all up. Rather than 2 or 3 Romex wires, there was only 1 fabric covered wire coming from behind the wall. The original socket also had a short 2nd wire that looked like it had been screwed to the metal junction box (but it was no longer screwed in). It reminded me of the wiring method for a 12 volt light. Did Streamlines come with a 12 v and a 110v at each light fixture? As far as I know, a 110v light can’t be powered this way. But then again, I’ve been wrong a couple of times before. . Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:52 PM   #2
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These search results may help?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Stre...om&gws_rd=sslL

Top thread there: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...ion-98823.html

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Our 63 Safari had a dual system, 12v & 120 in one fixture with a switch for each...your SL is most likely the same.

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So Bob, for AS 12-volt lights is the aluminum chassis the negative/ground to complete the circuit? I remember as a kid that our wooden boat had 12-volt lights, but of course they needed a second wire to make the loop. The local hardware store actually carried 12-volt bulbs with the two brass contacts on the end.



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Yep... as I remember the neg wire was switched. 👍

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My '70 Streamline had dual 12v DC lights in the fixtures. I am not sure when the different manufacturers quit using dual A/C, 12v fixtures.
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Wow, that’s amazing! And ingenious! What will they think of next?!

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