[Mgs] 1972 MGB convertible

dave northrup dave at ranteer.com
Tue Jan 18 19:32:46 MST 2022

Car seemed to run fine and all lights, blinkers, brake lights, etc. worked when we bought the car a few months ago.  Except it had no reverse; we knew that.

Swapped transmissions, car runs and drives fine, blinkers worked ok this afternoon until on the way home I switched on the lights.

Smoke from under the dash, I think on the passenger side but not positive. Turned the lights off, turned the car off and popped the hood. No smoke in engine compartment.  Back of light switch was hot but did not burn my finger.

Started the car up and drove home.  Blinkers don't work anymore but I haven't checked the fuses yet.  The wipers work as does the horn.

So - clearly there is a problem, probably a short, probably under the dash.  I have the wiring diagram from Advanceautowire.com.   Clearly I have to dive under the dashboard.  Or could it be in the steering column assembly?

anyone have a check here first recommendation or a list of what to check first?

Thanks!  wiring doesn't scare me at all; I'm looking forward to solving this. hope you can help.
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