Indicator problem.

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#1 Indicator problem.

Post by PainswickEType » Mon May 27, 2024 9:20 pm

1970 Series 2 open top. I have a weird problem with my indicators when signalling right.. I have the indicator/horn/headlight flash stalk. Only when I indicate right, the dashboard indicator warning light flashes and you can hear the relay clicking. Then after about 15 or 20 seconds, the dashboard warning light stops flashing, but the relay carries on clicking and the indicators carry on flashing front and rear. If you turn the indicators off and put them on again, the same thing happens. I've had the switch apart and cleaned the contacts. All looks ok in there. I just don't know enough about electrics to think through where the problem might be. Can anyone help me please?
Neil. 1970 Series 2 drophead in regency red. Found car abandoned in a garage for 20 years after having been extensively restored.

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#2 Re: Indicator problem.

Post by MarekH » Tue May 28, 2024 5:59 am

I'd swap the dash bulbs in their holders from left to right and from right to left. If the same happens, but now on the right, then you have a faulty bulb. If the problem stays on the left, it is somewhere in the wiring (or earthing) on the left and if it goes away, then you likely had a bad connection somewhere.

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#3 Re: Indicator problem.

Post by PainswickEType » Wed May 29, 2024 7:18 am

Thanks for that. Just to confirm, tye indicators are working as they should, but the dashboard light for the flashers works intermittently when turning right
Neil. 1970 Series 2 drophead in regency red. Found car abandoned in a garage for 20 years after having been extensively restored.

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#4 Re: Indicator problem.

Post by DWW » Wed May 29, 2024 11:38 am

When indicating right or when turning (as per steering) right?
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#5 Re: Indicator problem.

Post by PainswickEType » Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:23 am

Danny its when the indicator is on right. It does it sitting in my garage.
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#6 Re: Indicator problem.

Post by mgcjag » Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:27 am

As Marek suggested start swapping out bulbs...if the problem occurs after 15. 20 secs then its possible a bulb heating too much and stopping...faulty bulbs anywhere in the indicators can do weird things...Steve
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