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indicator and hazard relays

PostPost by: jono » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:22 pm

Hi all,

I think I have toasted the above during the re wire :roll:

They are the old fashioned ally 'can' types - 1 with 2 pins and 1 with 3 pins.

Where can I obtain some new ones? Are there any modern equivalents which will do the same job?

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:40 pm

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PostPost by: jono » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:59 am

Thanks Roger, lots of choices!

This got me doing a bit of an internet trawl and lead me to a Triumph Stag site. A guy on there was suggesting there is a single electronic modern relay which does both hazard and indicator functions. Does anyone know about whether this is a possible conversion on a +2?

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:29 am

RogerFrench Posted this topic on the ganged DB10 relay a year and a half ago. This is what I plan on with the stop, brake and directional lamps on the Sow's Ear Elan. So far I have only the wiring done, I don't believe that the wiring needs to be changed other than inside the passenger compartment. This looks to be a very nice solution to the limited rear lamp visibility that the early Elans (type 26, 36 and 45) suffer from and may prevent others from using you as a bump stop while slowing, stopped or turning.

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PostPost by: jono » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:40 am

Thanks guys,

I've taken the line of least resistance and bought direct replacements from Sue Miller.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:35 am

jono wrote:Thanks Roger, lots of choices!

This got me doing a bit of an internet trawl and lead me to a Triumph Stag site. A guy on there was suggesting there is a single electronic modern relay which does both hazard and indicator functions. Does anyone know about whether this is a possible conversion on a +2?

Cheers

Jon


Sounds like you have a solution, but in answer to your question I used one of the combined relays during my re-wire. I required three additional block type relays to replace the functionality of the modern hazard toggle switch that is used in a modern circuit. I did it this way so I could use the stock dash switch. So in my case it all works, but is not a simple retrofit. As I had the dash out and was replacing the wiring completely with relays for other stuff it seemed the way to go.
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