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No lights or horn

Post by will broad » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:37 pm
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1973 freeway went out today and had no lights or horn but indicators work. Only found 1 fuse under bonnet are there any other fuses hidden somewhere. Also would it be a bad earth. I'm not too good with electrics so any advice would be appreciated thanks.

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:24 pm
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If there is no 12-way fusebox under the dash panel then there will be 2 line fuses (glass fuses in plastic cartridge holders) behind the dash but only for tail and instrument lamps (red wires to holder) and circuits supplied via the ignition switch (white wire one end, green the other).

For horn and lights switch not working check the lights switch and connector block for loose or overheated connections on the brown and purple wires to the switch.

Also check for bad connection at the battery junction behind the dash (bullet type connector in black sleeve with brown wires going to it).

Disconnect battery before working on likely suspects!
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Post by will broad » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 pm
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Thank Phill
With the help of my elderly father who is more up on electrics he followed the circuit diagram and found the power to horn and lights go through the push pull light switch. Turns out to be corroded cut out.
All working now.
Thanks for reply

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:50 pm
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Excellent, well done the two of you :thumb: - dodgy thermal trip can be a pain to track down sometimes.
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