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 Post subject: Beam me up !!
PostPosted:Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:24 pm 
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Doing some re-wiring and need to check I’ve got it right.

When I pull the ‘horn’ stalk towards me the ‘beam’ comes on correctly eg flashing the lights.

Are there any pre-conditions to get the ‘beam’ on when pushing the ‘horn’ stalk forwards eg lights constantly on ? Main or side lights on ? Ignition on ?

Thanks, Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Beam me up !!
PostPosted:Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:38 pm 
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False alarm…turned out to be very bad contacts on the indicator stalk…


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 Post subject: Re: Beam me up !!
PostPosted:Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:54 pm 
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False alarm…turned out to be very bad contacts on the indicator stalk…
Bad contacts are a common problem with these combination switches, arising partly from the design and the oxidation of the crimped & rivited connections. :cry:

I suffered one MOT failure, because the dip switch failed during the MOT inspection, having been okay in the days, weeks & months leading up to the event! :evil:

Ideally, the crimped wires should have been lightly soldered where the bare-wire crimping was done, then strain-relieved and sealed using hot-melt glue & heat-shrink sleeving.

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