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MG MGF Technical - Dim Dip

I must be getting slow in my old age as I've only just noticed my Y2K doesn't seem to have dim dip. Should it have?
christopher walker

No it shouldn't. In my view a very useful, feature that offered considerable advantages in that those who would normaly drive on sidelights had dim dip automatically active. Then the heavy urban traffic allowed vehicles to be seen, but without the excess of dazzle that is now the case.

The change came about when the overall reflected surface area of side lamps was to a certain level and this was as acceptable instead of dim dip. Obviously poking a sidelamp bulb through into the headlamp so you have a large refelected surface is a darn sight cheaper and simpler than having to wire a relay and heavy duty resister into the lighting circuit.

Rog
Roger Parker

>Obviously poking a sidelamp bulb through into the headlamp so you have a large refelected surface is a darn sight cheaper and simpler than having to wire a relay and heavy duty resister into the lighting circuit.

Roger, it sound like you were in on the Rover design meetings. I can just imagine the words you have just used being used in the relevent design meeting at Rover :-).
Tony Smith

Thanks Roger. It's a shame it's not fitted, it is a very useful feature in that on my previous VWs if I intended leaving my sidelights on when parking I just turned off the ignition and there they are! Headlights reappearing as if by magic when I next set off. Ah well the joys of buying British. Although the grin factor built into the MG does more than counteract the disadvantages of no dim dip.
christopher walker

This thread was discussed between 22/01/2001 and 24/01/2001

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