Welcome George and congratulations on your escape!
George Cahlik wrote:
> Hello All,
> This is my first post on this list, my name is George Cahlik, I'm from South
> and I am a proud owner of a 74 Mk III Midget. I just moved from California
>and I am
> hoping to get it running in proper condition so that I can drive it legally.
> runs beautifully, the only problem I'm having is electrical.
> I'm almost certain that my prob is a wiring problem, either due to
> corrosion, a mistake made when the previous owner installed the
> new fuel pump, or general bad/erroneous connections. The
> problem is this: All the lights on the rear do not function with
> the exception of my driver-side parking light, and the passenger
> side parking like which works intermittantly, the trunk light, and
> the license plate light. Also, the blinkers do not blink in both
> front and rear. Gauges work, headlights & highbeams work.
> I did some fiddling around and now the circuits associated with
> the 8th fuse don't work (ie. the horn and boot light)...
> I finally received my Haynes guide, strangely enough, when I
> verifying my model number and trying to compare it to wiring
> diagram associatd with the model, it seems that my model
> resembles the UK Model Mk III (as listed in the caption) on
> page 204 more than any other model listed. I could have
> made a mistake of identification for my vehicle and, unfortunately,
> I didn't have pen handy to write it down (I had a flashlight in one
> hand and the book in another in a parking garage while it was
> raining.) but tracing all the connections and the type of
> fuse box, that's how I came to this conclusion. It has an
> 8 connection fuse box- according to the haynes manual, unless
> I'm missing it, only the UK G-AN5-105501 Models onwards
> Mk. III have this specification (I believe mine's around G-AN5-144000.)
> It could be the person who had the car before me rigged it for the
> newer fuel pump system, but it seems like such a pain, it seems
> unlikely. Anyways, could this be a possibility or am I just completely
> out of my mind.
> All the fuses are brand new. I realise that it's probably hard
> to diagnose this problem online, but some pointers, or known
> trouble spots would be greatly appreciated. If anyone knows anyone
> in my area who could help me out, that would be great.
> Georges St. George
> '74 Midget - Corpus Christi, Texas