[Mgs] 1972 MGB convertible
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Sun Jan 23 06:15:51 MST 2022
Condition of the light switch does not sound encouraging, but you might remove it from the dash, open it, and see if it can be cleaned and saved. Original switches were good quality.
At age 35 or so, my switch was warm to touch. I bought a new one. It was hot to touch. I opened and cleaned original, installed; it has been happy, and cool, ever since. Relays were installed later, but well after the old switch was back in service.
Good on you to have a battery cut-off switch. I am a believer. We know the condition of wires where we can see them, but those we can not see ......
> On Jan 22, 2022, at 7:34 PM, dave northrup <dave at ranteer.com> wrote:
> Worked on the car a little today. discovered that the blinkers do indeed work so that’s good, and makes sense.
> We have a battery cutoff switch on this car so I decided to try a few things. I noticed that the light switch no longer moves at all. I cannot get the light switch to toggle at all so likely it is fried. Next step is to bypass the switch and see if we get lights/action if I manually connect the wires.
> On 19/01/2022 02:32, dave northrup wrote:
> 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.
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