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#1 Rippers

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:15 AM

So yesterday I took the plunge and bought my first Mini Cooper ‘93.

On the drive home as it got dark i realised a couple of things that I hadn’t on the test drive, mainly electrical.

1- the instrument cluster lights are almost non existent. When the ignition is on and the side lights are on the dials are working but very dim, when the engine is fired up they appear to be out.

2 - PS indicator flashes a lot quicker than the right.

Any help or thoughts on what’s causing these issues would great.

Thanks
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#2 CityEPete

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:01 AM

I'd remove every connection, clean the contacts and replace. Smear a little vaseline over the top after. Do all earth points, the battery terminals, the fuse box and the starter motor solenoid where all the brown wires meet.

#3 dyshipfakta

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:48 PM

Sounds like bad earths. Are all the indicator bulbs lit? As said clean and refit earths and check the bulb holders at the front are firmly attached and fitted.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:01 PM

Thanks both.

Where can I find the earth points on the car ?

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:29 PM

The earth point on my cars are on the drivers side bulkhead triangulation

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:31 PM

The earth point on my cars are on the drivers side bulkhead triangulation




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