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My stuff: Fault finding successful. Sonic has indicators again.


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#151 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:53 PM

Have you got a link for that solar panel please Tickman. It looks like the kind of mod I should be considering.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272281867335

Then a big sheet of souble sided tape (the full size of the panel) and a charge controller all off ebay.

I bought £20 worth of 4 core cable today (10 meters) that is actually for solar stuff.


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#152 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:23 PM

Not been near the camper for a couple of days and usually it would have lost enough electricity to do the engine turns over slower and slower routine, however today thanks to Mr Sun and a few people in China (may have been others involved) the battery was full of electricity and the van just started quicker than it ever has done.

 

Chuffed with that I set about finding the cause of the not functioning indicators on Sonic (Triumph Toledo)

I had a circuit diagram, multi meter, test lamp and a power probe.

After studying the circuit diagram I finally figured out the power all comes through the relay, with the multi meter I was getting 12 volts (or 14 if the car was running) so that seemed fine. Next I used the power probe to supply power and earth to the relay, then my indicators worked. Everyone I had mentioned the problem to said it would be a dodgy earth and I can confirm that it was not a dodgy earth.

 

Using the test lamp on the supply and earth of the relay it would not light, I was getting enough for the multi meter to read 12 volts but not enough power for the lamp. I traced the green wire and it went straight to the fuse box.

I cleaned up all the connections in the fuse box and I now have indicators again.

 

This is the first time I have successfully fault found on a car (without just swapping parts) so I am mighty happy now.

 

None of this would have been possible without two specific items.

First the power probe:

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If you don't have one and do any electrical work just buy one.

 

Secondly the home made (not my home) test lamp:

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Yes it is a bulb inside a syringe, it came with Gwen the Morris Minor along with lots of other home made things.

 

Now I'm off out to drive Sonic.

 


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1968 Morris Minor 1000

1957 Morris Minor 1000

1968 Land Rover 

1985 Reliant Scimitar SS1

1998 Volvo 940

1972 Triumph Toledo

1986 Talbot Express Camper





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