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#1 Zippster1977

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:20 AM

Hi
My electrics for signals, lights , horn has always been ropey but successfully always managed to get through its MOT for years . Given I’ve got a lot of free time , I’m going to butch trying to fix it all . Any tips on how to get the whole lot rewired?! And what to buy ?
I have a 1989 mini . Thanks

#2 MiddletoM

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:50 AM

First i would remove the main fuse box and clean all the connectors, then i would remove the steering column cowling and lightly clean the contacts for the switches for the full beams. This will likely solve the vast majority of the issues.



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:11 AM

one option - if it's right for your car.  Would need overhauling before being fitted though, unless you're feeling lucky  ;D

 

http://www.theminifo...m-for-sale-£40/



#4 Zippster1977

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:32 AM

Thanks heaps for your feedback and time ...
is it worth getting a new piece of the below ?

http://www.minispare...|Back to search

Thanks

#5 Zippster1977

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:35 AM

Ive cleansed the fuse box and connectors already , but thanks for the tips !

#6 mab01uk

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:54 AM

Common fault and usually the fuse box but you need to clean the back of it up or best to replace. Take a photo/make notes/label all the wires on the fuse box, take it off the car and give the back a good clean, and use a wire brush to clean all the contacts. Make sure you put all wires back where they're supposed to be. Ideally replace the fuse box with a new one.

There are many cheap copies on the market but this is the real thing from Minispares:-

https://www.minispar...ic/RTC440A.aspx

 

You might find this old thread of interest:-

http://www.theminifo...ake-lights-etc/

 

 

 



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:07 PM

Poor earth connections are responsible for lots of misbehaving electrics, make sure all earthing points are clean, rust free and apply a little grease or vaseline over them.






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