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Items for Sale by Club Members & Friends => Wanted to Buy => Topic started by: Matt G on July 18, 2021, 12:43:22 PM

Title: ZIP Parts Club Discount
Post by: Matt G on July 18, 2021, 12:43:22 PM
Hi Guys,
I recently had my headlight warning/alarm switch break and my headlight pull switch pulled straight out (i assume that the internal catch/spring has broken) , so Iím looking for some parts.  I have a spare headlight switch that Iíve pulled apart 3-4 times and it looks great, but I pulled it out originally because it was inconsistent, and I donít want risk it (pulling my whole dash out again to change itÖ). Iím looking for the following:
https://www.zip-corvette.com/69-71-77-headlight-switch-knob-rod.html (Not mandatory, but nice to update)
https://www.zip-corvette.com/69-77-headlight-warning-74-76-alarm-protector-switch.html (With switch bracket and nut preferred)
https://www.zip-corvette.com/68-82-headlight-switch-ground-strap.html (Iím pretty sure that this will be okay, but wanted to get as a precaution)
If you have any of these in good condition that youíre will to part with, please let me know your price.  Otherwise does anyone know if ZIP offer a discount as a part of their ads in our club magazine?
Thanks,  Matt
Title: Re: ZIP Parts Club Discount
Post by: Vettech on July 18, 2021, 08:00:54 PM
Matt - I personally do not know of anything - but vaguely remember we had a number to quote for a discount, but with which company ?

This number I think was in our mag ?...

One of our older members who may have been involved with past committee may be able to help.

I must admit the Suppliers have discounts from time to time, but they never match the times I need that part.
Title: Re: ZIP Parts Club Discount
Post by: MY081 on July 18, 2021, 08:37:40 PM
Hi Doug we did have a discount number with Ecklers . Don't know if it still current .Ray
Title: Re: ZIP Parts Club Discount
Post by: sirfixalot on July 21, 2021, 10:09:51 PM
Hi Mat the headlight warning switches are really fragile and only need to be over tightened slightly and break. You shouldn't need the earth strap unless yours is badly corroded. The headlight switches fail due to having higher wattage headlights without installing relays especially on high beam. Have a wiring mod diagram for relays. The knob probably wasn't locked into switch properly have never seen one that it doesn't lock in may take a couple of goes, from memory the escutcheon can stop it locking in correctly. Would probably have a second hand one here if you are stuck.
Title: Re: ZIP Parts Club Discount
Post by: Matt G on July 24, 2021, 01:13:01 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Iíve wedged part of my instrument cluster out and confirm that the earth strap is all good. I rechecked the knob and the release pin on the light switch. It works perfectly on my spare, but not the switch currently mounted. Doesnít look to be any restrictions to inserting it, so Iíll replace it to be safe.
Lights are the same for a bunch of years but i could count on two hands how many times Iíve used my headlights in the past 10 yearsÖ  keen to see the relay option if you can send Sirfixalot. But probably more keen to hear what LED options are available. I currently have a sealed beam and would love to switch them out to brighter LED versions if available if anyone has any info, site links, other, Iíd appreciate it.
Also thinking about a tilt and telescope steering swap (I have to half remove my steering column so might upgrade at the same timeÖ? Does anyone have one that they would like to part with? If yes, please send me a ballpark $ so that I can get home boss money pit approval 😜
Title: Re: ZIP Parts Club Discount
Post by: sirfixalot on July 24, 2021, 08:32:35 PM
Hi Matt send me a PM with your email and will send you a copy of diagram for wiring mod. I believe Barry Kissell has a couple of tilt columns, I can fix most things on the column and set everything up so it all works when bolted into car. Recently saw a pic of a 78-82 column fitted up in a 70 looked like it came from factory had to have lower shroud to be modified to make it work.
Title: Re: ZIP Parts Club Discount
Post by: gtc on July 25, 2021, 12:53:03 AM
My 70 Vette has a tilt steering column that, IIRC, is from a Holden. I forget which model.

(Scott at Corvette Conversions in Dee Why would know.)