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Re: intermittant tailight problem

To: MG digest <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: intermittant tailight problem
From: Andrew Martens <>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 12:35:22 -0600
I had this problem on my 73 and what an ordeal to solve! In my case it is a bad 
wiring connection on the back of the dimmer rheostat on the dash. Found it by 
accident by sticking hand under dash and "fiddling" around. This also affected 
my dash lights so I can tell when the wire has "shifted" as the little lights 
on the heater controls goes out. Re-adjust the wires on the back of the 
rheostat and voila. I have heard that the rheostat can be bypassed - these 
units are so old now that the contact surface has worn down so much that it 
doesn't reach full illumination any more and are actually quite dim at max.

try that

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