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RE: quick question about the map light, 77B

To: "Terry O'Brien" <>
Subject: RE: quick question about the map light, 77B
From: "Steve Conley" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 22:17:33 -0700
This was one of the 1st things I fixed when I got my '76.  Took it apart and
had to bend the metal contacts so it would make a firmer contact. Now it
works, just not all the time! (The door switch is a bit inconsistent!)

"You can observe a lot by just watching." - Yogi Berra

Steve Conley
Marysville, WA  USA
'76 MGB Roadster
MGB Online =

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Terry O'Brien
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 1999 3:59 PM
To: Tom McLaughlin; mg list
Subject: Re: quick question about the map light, 77B

don't assume its worn, they never worked correctly  from the very
beginning!  the connections on the map light demonstrate the fact that
poor connections give poor performance.  the map light is a great place
to practice your ability to clean up connections and get things working

you will come to notice that others are dazzled by the fact that the
light is working...its quite a rarity!

--- Tom McLaughlin <> wrote:
> All,
> How is the map light supposed to work?  I can push
> it up or down and
> the light comes on, but it doesn't stay on.  I guess
> it is worn???  I
> have to hold it up or down and it stays on.  Is it
> supposed to come on
> when the doors are open?  I've looked in my manuals,
> but have not found
> how this originally worked.
> Stupid question I know, but I've always wondered.
> Tom
> 77B

Terry O'Brien, RDU/NC/USA
-'77 MG B (daily driver)
-'82 Dodge Ram 50
-'90+ various boring things
-other people's British problems

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