Lotus Elan

light brown/black cable coming from steering column,pls HELP

PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri May 18, 2018 5:55 am

none of my diagrams/schematics show this cable (it's either indicator, hi/low beam OR horn????) sandy
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PostPost by: gherlt » Fri May 18, 2018 6:08 am

Sandy, for sure someone made a bridge to solve some connection problem.
Maybe the previous owner had problems with the horn and did not know that at the joint there should be a cable for making ground,
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1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)
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PostPost by: gherlt » Fri May 18, 2018 6:10 am

Either way, you should check where the cable comes from and where it goes to.
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1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Fri May 18, 2018 2:50 pm

were it a +2 and Black with brown trace it might be a low fuel warning light feed. which could be the right sort of location

were it brown with a trace colour, then if following Lucas guidelines, it could be an un-fused live,

[I'm aware yours doesn't have the extra wine space of a +2]
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat May 19, 2018 11:16 pm

tx chaps - i opened this topic or AREA : it was the Purple and black cable cumin from the indicator dip switch
which turned light brown from purple via heat? (=horn, btw) ------------ tHIS entire loom RENEWAL/SWITCH which i'm tackling from scrap (too many shorts) is extremely time consuming if u never have done so or had a stupid CONTROL BOX (even sounds idiotic!!) and want 6 fuses plus 2 additional instruments. then u want better wiring for fan (30 amp) and additional maybe more light and a gas pump plus more dash info -------- whatever -----XXXX: some of us pure mech engineers can guess less: ...............so isn't mechanical engineering less ambivalent and like math or physics: unquestionable/provable ------ thomas edison waited for thunder storms .............. sandy, ya dig?
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