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switch

Postby Johnno » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:19 am

Just renewing the lightswitch on my `52 MM when I noticed a slide switch under the main light switch.
Anyone know what this is?
Also having problems getting the side lights to work.Any help much appreciared.
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Re: switch

Postby PSL184 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:33 am

Panel lights.....?
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Re: switch

Postby panky » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:36 am

Could that be the 'parking light switch'? It switches off the instrument lights in an attempt to save battery power so you can just leave the side lights on when parked on a dark road.
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Re: switch

Postby TvdWerf » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:39 pm

Yes, it are the panel lights.
Yesterday I bought one on Ebay, because Saturday i found out, mine was broken ;)
He is visible on the schematic
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Re: switch

Postby Johnno » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:34 am

Thanks guys,got it now.
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Re: switch

Postby mike.perry » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:05 pm

Side Lights:- check all the red wires and bullet connectors and the black earth wires and earthing points. Swap bulbs over, check for rusty light units
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Re: switch

Postby Johnno » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:16 pm

Cheers Mike but my wiring loom seems to be all the same colour under the outer sheathing! Original wiring I guess.
I will get there.
Thanks mate.
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Re: switch

Postby mike.perry » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:56 pm

Sounds like time for a modern plastic covered wiring loom
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Re: switch

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:27 pm

I fitted a new loom to the MM this year as its was all faded to black and getting very brittle. I had bought the loom about 6 years ago and its been in the boot for ages....... Anyway what prompted me to finally do it was being out at an evening rally with the head lights on and having a electrical warm sort of smell coming from the dash.


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Re: switch

Postby TvdWerf » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:19 am

I started also with mounting a new loom, I bought one with the classic cover, not the plastic cover.
The old one was also too bad , some isolation had to be repaired, and I like to have him as original as possible.
Because my time machine is still not working, and the job is taking so much time, every week or month I make some steps.
My other option was to use some boxes with wires from my company, and make the complete loom by myself, but we have only a few colours in stock.
And only plastic covers is not what I like.
two weeks ago I was at the location for the switch, and found out he was broken, until then I did not know he was there ;)
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