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Headlight Wiring

PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:01 pm

Mike, I'm quite confused with your problem. On the stalk,you have to go through dipped beam from main beam to flash which means before flash, your in dipped. Maybe It's a strange quirk, but fascinating.
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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:58 pm

Kev, I don't know how the stalk on your Plus 2 works, but on my Sprint the stalk is a Triumph Herald one. You move it up for main beam and down for dip. As well as that, you can pull the stalk towards the steering wheel to flash the lights, and you can do this whether it is in the dip or main beam position. But with my wiring the flash function only works when the stalk is up, that is in the main beam position. I'm sure that if I had kept the wiring as standard it would have worked in either position, so something I've done (or not done) has caused the anomaly.

Thanks Dougal for the info on the diode. I need to go through the circuits with the meter to see what's happening.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:05 pm

dougal9887 wrote:Maplins.
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Here is a link to a diode alternative. These come with blade ends so easy to integrate into the loom. Not sure on the other one; is it a solder in place deal?

http://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/s ... de&x=0&y=0

Very good supplier for various wire colours as well.

HTH

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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:27 pm

Thanks Stu, that's even better. I hope to finish working on the MGB GTV8 soon and get back to the Elan.

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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:53 pm

Here is a link to a diode alternative. These come with blade ends so easy to integrate into the loom. Not sure on the other one; is it a solder in place deal?


Yep, solder on 2 bullets and maintain originality :D

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:04 pm

dougal9887 wrote:
Here is a link to a diode alternative. These come with blade ends so easy to integrate into the loom. Not sure on the other one; is it a solder in place deal?


Yep, solder on 2 bullets and maintain originality :D

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Yeah, Original MX-5 pod motors. :)
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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:49 pm

Yes, I've got bullets on the pod motor also for originality :lol:
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:54 pm

With regards to Mike's Triumph stalk, I've read an old post from 2007 in which the poster says that the Triumph stalk's flash function was disabled at the factory and if you take it apart, a 2" wire can be soldered back in to allow the function.
Might be worth a look.
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