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MG MGF Technical - No lights on buzzer and faulty clock
Someone at work has just bought an F (typical huh!) that has a couple of niggles I said I'd take a look at.
The two may be connected anyway. The clock doesn't light up and only works occasionally and the lights on buzzer doesn't work.
I haven't taken a look yet and wondered if anyone else had seen anything similar before I start investigating.
|I'd guess the clock is a blown bulb - it may "make contact" from time to time and hence light.|
I'm sure you remember that you can change the oil and clock bulbs through the upper air vent to save the tedious dismanteling (its in the archive - I seem to recall Mike S let the story out...)
Dunno about the lights on warning, though, haven't heard that one before...
|If the clock only works when the headlights are on then the wires have been swapped over. An MG main dealer did this to my clock when I had the cooling system repaired. To correct the problem remove the central air vent and then connectt the clock wires up the correct way.|
I think you may be correct Ralph as she says the light never works and the actual clock only works sometimes, could this be when the lights are on I wonder...
|Of course, when you've "fixed it", you'll need to test it extensively for a weekend - possibly a trip to southwest of Northampton, eh Richard? :-)|
I might have a wiring diagram in my factory workshop manual.
Let me know if Ralphs theory doesn't work.
Thanks for the offer as I'm in Leeds too. I've actually got a workshop manual and the wiring diagrams (they're different manuals) but didn't have it with me yesterday at work.
Took a look on my F last night and couldn't believe what a doddle it was to remove the centre vents. Simply insert a small flatblade screwdriver at the base of the whole centre vent section and prise it free. A couple of clips unclip and the whole lot just lifts out :-)
As well as being useful for changing bulbs, it could also help when fitting a stereo as you have access to the top of it and can ensure no wires get trapped etc.
|When the clock ligh doesn't work does the glovebox light work 'cos I believe they are on the same fused circuit?|
This thread was discussed between 19/06/2001 and 20/06/2001
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