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#16 The Joker

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

Ah I see thanks for your help! It's an '88 998cc City E. Thanks for the help CityEPete! I'm thinking of taking it to a local garage to see if they can have alook at it as being honest I don't really have an area to work in. Thanks for the help I might try and fiddle a bit though! The sidelights/indicators work fine but the rear lights and the dash lights don't work. It's a four fuse box but I think it is only wired to three fuses in the box, the missing fuse has no connections to it. It's a bit 'naffly' wired this car to be honest.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:49 PM

No problem, its been messed with then by the sounds of things. The front and rear sidelights are wired together so you have more of an issue than just the rocker switch. I could probably tell you what connection to put where on the fusebox especially if you can put a good picture up?

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

In fact the two sets of front and rear side ligths could be on two different connectors if its been tinkered with, first job would be to get 4 fuses all the correct rating as my diagram then put everything back in the fusebox to the correct connections making sure its all clean with no loose wires in the spade terminals, thats a job the garage will need to do before they can work from a diagram so it will save you some labour costs even if it doesnt sort it all out or at least pin point the problem which could just be the rocker once its all connected right as it might be back feeding and all sorts right now!

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:03 PM

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You can see most of the connections from this, the blue terminals were all ones that were either broken or just holding together, any similar on your car (almost identical to mine age and spec wise) could be at least contributing to this problem.

Let me know if you need a list of all the colours :-)

Edited by CityEPete, 29 December 2013 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:13 PM

Mine looked ok but it looked like this, good clean with emery cloth, reconnected with cleaned up/replaced spades, smear of vaseline, everything now working perfect.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:21 PM

Ah thanks for that! I'll try to take a picture tomorrow :) The diagram helps thank you :) I'm taking it to an electric specialist tomorrow to see if they can address the problem. But it does need to be wired correctly like your photo rather than just wired to just three fuses like mine is.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

Thanks for your help guys! Turns out the fusebox connections had burnt out :P And it has now been wired more properly to 4 fuses :) Thanks again you've been a great help :)



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

Cool, wiring for me is easy (ish) as im a sparky, but im still in awe of the welding and engine builders on here.

Everything working now then ?

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

dont some people spray them with WD40 after cleaning them to waterproof them?



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

Wd40 only repells it, once its dry its no use, vaseline thinly smeared over the contacts and fuse carriers, and any bullet connectors after cleaning with fine emery cloth is the best bet. It all quickly oxidises if left dry and clean.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

Ah I see thanks for the tips! Works fine and dandy! :D



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:26 AM

  It appears to be attached to the rear of the engine21.jpg







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