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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740985
05/05/22 06:04 AM
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Richard - that makes a lot of sense, I spent a lot of time wiggling a lot of wire only for the window issue to disappear for several months and only two weeks after putting all the door panels back on (no more wiggling) and the window fuse fails again! Maybe a stripped out, even lighter, Aero is the way to go!


Cheers, Paul
Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740995
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My lights regularly show the “ bulb failure” icon. I check the lights- and all seem to be ok? A weird one is when, on start up, the telltale for full beam lights up. 10 mins later, the telltale fails when on full beam? Full beam is fine.

Occasionally, the headlights don’t work- so having been in IT for years. I use the standard “stop- turn it off- take the key out- count to ten” fix. And it mainly fires up.

Hopefully I will be showing the car at The Stonor Supercar and Classic show later in the month. I’ll have to get it cleaned though!!


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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: asbojohn] #741010
05/05/22 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by asbojohn
Got mine back from a factory service a couple of weeks back. Similar issue with the lights that now seems to have been fixed.


ah, is that Peter's rear lights issue, or my flickering headlamps issue?!

Will


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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #741011
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oh, and... if I don't keep the screenwash topped up I get an orange engine warning light
(only on a Morgan!)

Will


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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #741017
05/05/22 09:24 AM
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Will

In the earlier cars the screen wash tubes up near the squirters and behind the dash used to be a casual fit. Often they would come loose and water would be able to just leak out behind the dash. The usual introduction of a LUCAS quality experience would then occur with random lights/switches. I did also get a comment that removal and re-installation of the dash with all the tight cabling can disturb it and slack them off. It might be worth getting a small person and dangling them upside down in the footwell then running the washers and inspecting the state of them afterwards ?


Just time to rent a thimble more petrol before dinner.
Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #742134
17/05/22 11:19 AM
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Replacing the switch on the brake pedal wasn't the answer.
My friendly BMW technician said that it is possible that the brake light switch is associated with the master cylinder or the ABS unit.

I'm taking the car back to Williams again on 26th, and it will stay there until it is fixed.
I beginning to tire of this game, the costs and the uncertainty....the nagging what happens next thoughts. And the train ride from Salisbury to Yate.


Peter,
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Tarka the 'Otter Mog....2014 Plus 8
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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #742150
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This is all pretty depressing stuff to read, and you guys have my sympathies, I can only imagine how galling it must be to spend an awful lot of money on a car which simply isn't reliable. I'm wondering whether there's a case to be made for ruggedising the entire electrical system somehow - but even if you could, it wouldn't help the mechanical issues.

Of course, the obvious (but maybe not so palatable) answer is not to buy a recent Morgan, or anything built on a CX platform, and simply stick with the older stuff. Rugged, simple, easy to work on and easy to fix, perfectly performant enough for most purposes, cheap to run and still fun to drive?


Tim H.
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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: TheCustomer] #742160
17/05/22 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TheCustomer
Originally Posted by asbojohn
Got mine back from a factory service a couple of weeks back. Similar issue with the lights that now seems to have been fixed.


ah, is that Peter's rear lights issue, or my flickering headlamps issue?!

Will


Your problem seems some interna breaks on the wiring.


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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #742166
17/05/22 04:56 PM
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Electro mechanically the car is a +10 year old 45,000 mile E36 Series BMW 3 series....complicated by Morgan's value engineered CANBUS controllers from Volvo that are supposed to make the BMW and Morgan bits communicate.
So I think there will be periods of electrical incontinence... It is the price I have to pay for owning a hand built classic that whilst costing a bit to keep in good order isn't depreciating and when on form is simply a joy to drive....

I keep thinking a Plus Four would make sense but would it?


Peter,
Power Corrupts.....
Tarka the 'Otter Mog....2014 Plus 8
Tesla Model 3 AWD.


Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #742167
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Sorry to read of your brake light issue Peter. My expectation of a brake light circuit would be that it should be of a robust and simple design with no electronics involved thus simple to trace and rectify any fault. The switch would seem the most likely fail point, after that fuse(s) and loose/dirty connections... For sure intermittent faults are a real pain, though the fault must be found and proven to be repaired to restore any faith in the system.. ?
Good luck.

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