[Spridgets] Electrical Problem

Trevor Jessie trevor.jessie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 17:48:33 MST 2014

The car has a 1275 installed.  One of the PO removed all the seat
belt/e-brake/buzzer ... etc.  The car was working fine.  and then suddenly
developed this problem after I tuned the carbs .... go figure.

Anyway, I've unplugged most everything I can think of: alternator, wiper,
rear harness, wiper switch, ignition switch, turnsignal/dimmer switch,
heater, heater switch, tach, brake pressure warning switch ... basically,
if I can see it, I've unplugged it.

Of course unplugging the hazard switch stops the problem, and unplugging
the hazard flasher stops the problem, and unplugging the green wire on the
fuse box stops the problem ... but I still can't find the cause.  I'm
starting to fear it is wrapped up in the harness.

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Rick Fisk <refisk at chartermi.net> wrote:

> I'm confused Trevor.  A '77 should have a mechanical fuel pump.  You say
> when this problem manifests itself the fuel pump clicks on and off.  What
> kind of mods have been done to the harness to connect an electric fuel
> pump?  Is it the original harness?
> Sent from my keyboard
> On Jan 15, 2014, at 10:23 AM, Trevor Jessie <trevor.jessie at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > So... a guy gave me a '77 Midget.  I was going to part it out, but my
> > basement was already full of parts so I decided to build a custom Midget.
> > All was going well until a glitch popped up the other day.
> >
> > When the key is off, there is feed back into the electrical system.  The
> > interior hazard light flashes and the fuel pump clicks on and off.  I
> > unplugged the rear harness and it did not solve the problem (other than
> > stopping the fuel pump).  When I flip the hazard switch they work as
> > normal.
> >
> > This problem is intermittent, so I want to have a list of things to check
> > when it occurs (or have a way of recreating/sorting the problem).  So,
> any
> > ideas?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Trevor
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