Now that I'm back from our honeymoon, I have finally some time to work on
Sunday, I decided to tackle the electrical system. More precisely, the
lights all around the car.
- Headlight? Check
- High Beams? Check
- Rear Parking Lights? Check
- Blinkers? Nope, Flasher unit need to be replaced
- Backup lights? Nope, both bulbs are blown, will replace
Now, here's where I'm stumped (I check the archives but coudn't find
- Brake Light? Nope
- Check the light bulds - Look OK
- Clean the connections
- Test - Works... Try again, don't work...Hummm
- Get my trusty voltmeter (about 20 years old - never failed me.
- Check the current at the socket - Pedal released: 0 volt, Pedal Pressed:
12 volt - Good
- Put the light back in and test: Not working
- Check for continuity in the bulb (with the voltmeter/tester): OK Double
- Put the bulb in 180 degree turn and turn the parking lights on: the brake
filament is on (Now I really know that the bulb is fine.
- Put the bulb in the right way again: Parking light work, brakes light
- Test the connection with the voltmeter WITH the light bulb in the socket
and press the brake pedal: NOTHING! That's weird!
(Let's double check this one!!!)
- Pull the bulb out, press the brake pedal, check voltage: 12 volts
- Put the bulb back in, press the brake pedal, check voltage: 0 volts
'69 Spit - Hers (With brake lights from the Outer Limits!!!)
'71 TR6 - Mine (Awaiting patiently in pieces!)