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MG TD TF 1500 - Headlight Switch

I'm used to the terms High Beam and Low Beam.

Which one is the Dip?

Mort Resnicoff (50 TD-Mobius)

WSM N.25

Main = High

Dip = Low
Mort Resnicoff (50 TD-Mobius)

Sort of a history on the dip. The TA's cars had the dipping solenoid that moved the L/H reflector for the high beam effect. Early TC's incorporated the additional dip filament on the L/H side for the high beam then added it to both sides. TDs have the main filament (regular) and the dip for hi beam. My understanding
MJH Mike

No Mike,

David Werblow

David -
Now that was a useless answer! Mental dipped.

Some early cars had the headlamps mounted on a bar, mounted in pillow blocks, with a linkage back to a handle in the driver area. So you did it mechanically, as needed; also good for fog etc. All sorts of variants as Mike posted came along.

FR Millmore

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