[Mgs] Question on MGB Light Switches

Hans Duinhoven h.duinhoven at planet.nl
Sat Nov 19 04:57:18 MST 2016

I did the same with the fuel punt contacts in 1998. Never had any problem




71 BGT


Van: Mgs [mailto:mgs-bounces at autox.team.net] Namens Allen Hess via Mgs
Verzonden: dinsdag 15 november 2016 23:45
Aan: mgs at autox.team.net
Onderwerp: Re: [Mgs] Question on MGB Light Switches


When I had that problem it was as simple as sanding the switch contacts to
clean them of 30-40 years oxidation. Take apart and clean has solved a lot
of problems.


On Nov 15, 2016, at 2:00 PM, mgs-request at autox.team.net wrote:


From: Jack Wheeler < <mailto:jwheeler1947 at yahoo.com> jwheeler1947 at yahoo.com>

Subject: [Mgs] Question on MGB Light Switches

Date: November 14, 2016 at 6:52:14 PM EST

To: " <mailto:mgs at autox.team.net> mgs at autox.team.net" <
<mailto:mgs at autox.team.net> mgs at autox.team.net>

Reply-To: Jack Wheeler < <mailto:jwheeler1947 at yahoo.com>
jwheeler1947 at yahoo.com>


I have a 1971 MGB that has a problem with the headlight switches.  Before I
start replacing everything and hope for the best, I thought I would ask if
any of you has had a similar problem, or can suggest a possible solution.

When I push bottom of the light switch (on the dash) to the first position,
the parking lamps and tail lights come on.  OK, so far.  When I push the
light switch to the second position, the headlights come on with the low
beam.  OK, again.  Now comes the problem.


When I move the stalk on the left side of the steering column forward
(toward the dash), the lights go off (i.e. no high beams).  If I pull this
stalk all the way towards me, the high beams do come on, so the bubs are
apparently OK.

My first thought was that it may be the high beam/low beam and direction
indicator switch located on the steering column.  Does this sound right?
Any other thoughts?

And finally, if this is the case, is this switch available, and if so, do
you have a source you would recommend.

Thanks for your help.

Jack Wheeler


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