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Re: Ground problems

To: "mgs" <>
Subject: Re: Ground problems
From: "Dave Wood" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 07:47:58 -0700

When my 72B does that, there is usually a blown light bulb on the side that
stays on but doesn't blink.  I find that I periodically need to tighten up
the nuts on the inside of the fender that hold the light ensemble to the
fender and also make the ground connection to the body.  The normal hint
that this needs to be done is when the blinkers start blinking slower than
normal.  At the same time I usually take a little fine emery paper and clean
up the sockets where the bulb plugs in.  Others have suggested that once
cleaned up, you should put the electric water proofing goo (for lack of
better term) in the sockets to keep the moisture out.

Dave 72 B

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Chandler" <>
To: "MG List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 7:27 AM
Subject: Ground problems

Well, last night I tried to fix my turn signal problem.  You know, the one
where the right turn signal works fine, left comes on and stays on, no
blinking.  The hazards work as they should.

I did some checking with a test light and discovered that when the left turn
signal was on the case/reflector of the front signal had power to it.  I
figured it must be the ground, but I can't figure out how to make it
better...  I cleaned up the screws and such holding the lamp in, figuring
that is where the ground was made, but it didn't seem to help the problem.

I suppose my next step would be to find some way to attach a wire to the
case and run it right to the engine ground as a test.

Any suggestions?

Chris Chandler
'70 MGB Roadster

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