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    Hey All.. My buddy Ben is finishing up his 55 conestoga project.
    He has a new headlight switch he was told is for this car
    He called and asked if I could ask for info from the forum.
    It's an INDAK brand, looking at it from the back there are 6 terminals, 3 on each side.
    top 2 on left are joined and lettered IF-bottom left is T.
    top right is P, center B and bottom H
    Hes looking for any help as to which terminal is for what..Todd

  • #2
    h = headlights (goes to dimmer switch)
    b = battery
    i = instruments
    t = taillights
    p = parking

    meter it out and make sure but I think that's right (i and t should be the same - "p" was used because front parking lights go out in the headlight position unlike modern cars)

    I think that there should be a circuit breaker attached to the switch, yes? or is this a wraparound car?


    55 Commander Starlight
    55 Commander Starlight


    • #3
      P is Parking
      H is Headlights
      B might be Battery
      T might be Tail lights, not the same as Parking, which are in front.

      Use a continuity tester, assume B is power supply, check to see what are connected and what aren't.

      Pull the knob out one click, B. T and P will be connected.

      Pull it out two clicks, B, T and H will be connected.

      If IF is common to both, its' dash lights.

      Tom Bredehoft
      '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
      '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
      ....On the road, again....
      '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
      All Indiana built cars


      • #4
        The 'F' terminal goes to the fog light switch if so equipped. Otherwise, it stays empty.