Warning lights

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Warning lights

#1 Post by tadge44 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:25 pm

Choke and handbrake warning lights not working. Everything else does !

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Re: Warning lights

#2 Post by johnnydog » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:55 pm

If the electrical terminals are still attached to the choke (a bit difficult to check easily as its behind the console) and also on the handbrake lever, I'd twist the chock cable side to side whilst its pulled out to see if it's just a bad connection and similarly wiggle the handbrake whilst applied.
Failing that I'd just try new bulbs. They are probably going to be as old as the car so you can forgive them if they have packed up after 50 years :lol:
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Re: Warning lights

#3 Post by Dave B » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:17 pm

Have they ever worked, or have they suddenly just packed in?
To test the choke light, you may be able to access the choke switch via the radio aperture (assuming mk2 here) pull the spade connector off and short it to earth with ign on. If the bulbs ok then it should light! Same principle on the handbrake, but more of a faff to get to the switch, which is under the gaiter & carpet on the h/brake lever.
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Re: Warning lights

#4 Post by Charles H » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:45 am

Dave B, the handbrake switch is easy to get to. The gaiter has a velcro opening on the seam for easy access!!
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Re: Warning lights

#5 Post by tadge44 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:54 am

Thank you gentlemen, I will do as you suggest.

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