[Mgs] Was: coil; now wiring issues

Max Heim mvheim at sonic.net
Wed Aug 1 20:24:48 MDT 2018

I went to the extent of running a hot lead directly from the battery to the junction under the dash for the G/W connection to the TS switch. And both the front and rear RH lamps lit up.

As far as I can figure, it is a mechanical issue with the switch. The “RH” (actually, upper) end of the inner floating brass contact on the moving part of the switch does not seem to have enough spring pressure to contact the GW contact. The other end of this floating contact seems to do just fine. Considering how brittle the plastic is, I gave up and ordered a new unit.

Oh, and I figured out the reason why the flasher continues to click. Doh! I have an electronic flasher because I have LED front and rear lamps installed. Forgot about that. It will click regardless.

Max Heim
'66 MGB

> On Aug 1, 2018, at 12:23 AM, PaulHunt73 <paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com> wrote:
> I hadn't realised you had been using it before, I thought it was an unused one you have had kicking around a long time.  So yes, if it worked before and doesn't now it's gone faulty ... unless it was wired up differently before?
> Even so I'd still like to find out why it ticks.  I'd disconnect the green/white and see if it ticks when operated, and if so then disconnect the light-green/brown.  I'm afraid I'm really 'on the spectrum' about things like this, and have to know just what the fault is even if replacing the switch cures it :o)
> Paul.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: Max Heim <mailto:mvheim at sonic.net>
>> To: PaulHunt73 <mailto:paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:27 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Mgs] Was: coil; now wiring issues
>> Yes, I find the fact that the flasher ticks without the lamps odd. This is where I suspect a fault in the switch. I can’t figure out where else it would be.

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