[Spridgets] Electrical Problem

Trevor Jessie trevor.jessie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 08:22:15 MST 2014

DOH! Solved.

Thanks to this list and the MGExperience forum, I was able to put 2 and 2
The first thing I tested was the hazard switch. It tested fine. Remember
this was an intermittent problem. Then someone asked if some wires would
have been damaged by welding repair ... LIGHT BULB! I had welded a patch in
the floor and ground down the weld and the console box was laying in the
other footwell. It turns out that metal shavings in the hazard switch was
causing pins 8 and 3 to contact (sometimes) and since the fuel pump was
wired into green instead of white circuit ... Bob's yer uncle. Cleaned out
the switch and we are back to normal.


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM, Trevor Jessie <trevor.jessie at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks, I've already unplugged the rear harness, but the problem
> persisted.  I've given a quick look to all the places where the harness
> passes through grommets and clips.  It all looks pretty good.  I hope to
> get a chance to check into things further this afternoon.
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:55 AM, <WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com> wrote:
>>  Sometimes when a car has been welded in the sill or wing area the rear
>> section of the loom can get hot and damaged - the section with the fuel
>> pump and rear lights is the section that this happens to.  It might be
>> worth removing the rear trim panels and carpets to have a look at the rear
>> section of the loom.
>>  In a message dated 16/01/2014 12:41:09 GMT Standard Time,
>> trevor.jessie at gmail.com writes:
>> I'm
>> starting to fear it is wrapped up in the harness.

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