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by Howard_B
25 Jun 2020 18:41
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Fitting an immobilizer.
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Fitting an immobilizer.

The link you are looking at (white/red wire) only inhibits the starter motor. The car can be bump started even if this link is broken, so not a very good security device.

Cheers

Howard
by Howard_B
02 Jun 2020 20:15
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: MGF 15" wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: MGF 15" wheels

MGF / Rover caps fit with a caveats. Rear caps just clip straight in, but front caps need to be modified. Cut off the lugs and fix in place with a couple of dabs of contact adhesive. I have the Rover caps on mine and when sprayed silver the logo vanishes completely. The only issue is that the tyre f...
by Howard_B
26 May 2020 22:23
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights

Bin the shitty old type flasher unit and go for one that will work with your LEDs if you must have them, I see no point in fitting LED bulbs in the indicator circuit, if you have to go to the trouble and expense of fitting ballast resistors into the circuit. It defeats the purpose of lower wattage ...
by Howard_B
24 May 2020 22:19
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights

I would be very surprised if you still have a standard Hazard Flasher if it works with LED bulbs. Since the original is a thermally operated device it needs a large current to operate & LED's simply don't draw the current necessary. Its quite likely that it has been replaced over the past 40 yea...
by Howard_B
24 May 2020 14:28
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights

In response to CAMGTS I haven't used them for LED bulbs but would be cautious about ordering a complete kit from any supplier for a few reasons as I have outlined below. Firstly the door lights are often replaced with after market equivalents which use a different bulb (on mine its the LED equivalen...
by Howard_B
23 May 2020 22:58
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights

Since I use the car on Club Triumph overnight events good lighting is important. I selected them after an article in Triumph World and have found them to be an improvement on the previous halogen bulbs. The light is pure white and noticeably brighter than the originals, but passed its regular MOT wi...
by Howard_B
23 May 2020 17:09
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights

The dip bulbs are used in the standard circuit to provide the earth for the Pektron which is why the LED bulbs (Light Emitting Diodes) stop it functioning. The resistor provides an alternative path to earth for the Pektron. If you have an 80/81 wiring diagram, the logic is as explained below:- The w...
by Howard_B
23 May 2020 11:06
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights

Hi Manny Nice modification and works very well with driving lights like yours. What I have developed is a generic solution that works for anyone irrespective of having suitable driving lights (like me). By installing a single 6.8 Ohm 50 W resistor between the live wire to one of the dipped beam ligh...
by Howard_B
22 May 2020 20:41
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

TR7 Headlamp Flash CCT & LED headlights

In case anyone is planning on fitting LED headlights to a 7 fitted with the PEKTRONIC flash relay there is a problem. The flash system does not correctly raise the headlamp pods but causes them to rapidly raise and lower. I have developed a simple & easy solution & will post the full details...
by Howard_B
22 May 2020 13:24
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Lights left on buzzer
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Triumph TR7 - Lights left on buzzer

I would recommend 5A - it only require 1 or 2A fuse for protection, but my experience is that they blow much to easily and 5A provides a good trade off between protection & reliability.

Cheers

Howard
by Howard_B
11 May 2020 16:37
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: Wiring loom tape?
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Wiring loom tape?

I have been tidying up my wiring after many years of bodges by various individuals and fitted a additional fuse board for the driving lights and the kenlow fan supply. AES in the UK supply expandable braided sleeving which I found works well - see attached photo:- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A...
by Howard_B
21 Apr 2020 21:57
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Lights left on buzzer
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Lights left on buzzer

Have to admit I have never left the headlights on in the TR7 as they stick up so are quite visible! I don't drive on sidelights so, as it the same switch, they all get turned off together. That's what I like about my Saabs. With the headlight switch in the headlights on position they go off when yo...
by Howard_B
19 Apr 2020 10:47
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Lights left on buzzer
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Lights left on buzzer

I selected these particular wires because the side light switch connects straight into the wiring loom & is difficult to connect to, however the instrument light wiring is daisy chained around the switches to is easy to find and connect. The ignition feed wire is needed to ensure that the buzzer...
by Howard_B
14 Apr 2020 21:23
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Lights left on buzzer
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Lights left on buzzer

The basic concept of how to wire the buzzer is not totally straight forward on a TR7 as the door switch wiring is not easy to trace. The easiest way to connect the wires is as detailed below:- Side light Use supply feed wire to instrument lighting rheostat (dimmer). This is a red white / wire on my ...
by Howard_B
13 Apr 2020 22:25
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Lights left on buzzer
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Lights left on buzzer

Auto Electrical supplies can supply them at £10.68 each.

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/264

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