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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 17th, 19, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Power Top Switch Burning Out 67 vert

Need some help. I have replaced the power top switch twice, keeps burning out, only on the up side. Does anyone have any insight as to wiring a relay into this to help eliminate this issue?
The switches get expensive at $40 a pop. I am relative new at this, so pics or insight into specifics would be very helpful! Thanks. I have a 67 Vert RS 327 - 2speed powerglide.
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Steve - This is a common issue with all years power tops as they draw straight 30 amp power through the switch. We have several great threads on adding a relay that switches the live leg for top up top down. Even the original DELCO switches were susceptible to this burnout and pitting.
Here is the most complete one, and the referenced thread at Pontiac cousin's first gen firebird site.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/31-co...op-relays.html
https://firstgenfirebird.org/forums/...=243998&page=1

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Re: Power Top Switch Burning Out 67 vert

Thanks Brian, I appreciate the lead!
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