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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:43 am

as a new elan owner, I had never driven it in the dark.....
yesterday, I drove home in a hailstorm and so put the lights on....
couldn't understand why everyone was pulling over to let me past, and getting out of my way,until I drove into the garage and realised that headlamps were on continuous 'flash' :lol:

note to self......might sometimes be useful to 'forget' to put headlamp switch to 'on'

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:27 am

So you had the vacuum switch pulled out without the headlight toggle switch on, congratulations - it worked as designed!
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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:41 am

yep! I had only turned on the sidelights.... :oops:
do I presume the continuous flashing mode is unique to elans? it's certainly useful for clearing out traffic in front.....was that the intended purpose????

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:26 pm

Other way round, you pulled the vacuum switch without the sidelights

Intended just for flashing, would not be allowed today on a new car...
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:29 pm

Just don't try approaching the back of a police car with them flashing. :o

You might get fined.

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PostPost by: alan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:31 am

is that a message direct from the BILL :mrgreen:
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