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bazsimoci Balázs Kutasi
Várdomb, Tolna, Hungary   HUN
In reply to # 1491870 by colodad I do not have that box.
describe the materials of the box, and should be some numbers on the box.
I cleaned off the thick paint with special solvent. Its fully transparent plastic.
There is no marks on it, it seems to me its a kind of reset button, normally open and it can be moved with a stick thru a hole on the top side... Furthermore interesting the wire colour- purple/white...



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colodad Silver Member Calvin Williams
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA   USA
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Spitty"
I have not seen this before.

Was it connected with 2 wires or just mounted to the metal ?

Could it have a bimetal strip inside ? heats up and makes contact and completing an electrical circuit to something ?

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colodad Silver Member Calvin Williams
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA   USA
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Spitty"
In reply to # 1491895 by colodad I have not seen this before.

Was it connected with 2 wires or just mounted to the metal ?

Could it have a bimetal strip inside ? heats up and makes contact and completing an electrical circuit to something ?

a bimetal strip would not be normally open, would have to be in contact with the other wire..

it's a mystery what was connected to it.

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bazsimoci Balázs Kutasi
Várdomb, Tolna, Hungary   HUN
And if its a seat swith somehow....it can push with a toothstick, but comes back again...


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colodad Silver Member Calvin Williams
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA   USA
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Spitty"
In reply to # 1491900 by bazsimoci And if its a seat switch somehow....it can push with a toothstick, but comes back again...

my seat switch is inside the cushions behind metal & plastic, can not get a photo but I think this is not that switch.
I found this photo on ebay...

If your switch was near the wiper motor, the starter solenoid is close, perhaps it was used as a external starter button for the solenoid.


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bazsimoci Balázs Kutasi
Várdomb, Tolna, Hungary   HUN
That's the point! As far as i know this car was for rent, and the ignition lock was in rough shape too... Somebody who many time repaired the car has build in this switch to allow him starting the engine from under the bonnet.

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1491916 by bazsimoci That's the point! As far as i know this car was for rent, and the ignition lock was in rough shape too... Somebody who many time repaired the car has build in this switch to allow him starting the engine from under the bonnet.

Balazs,
I think it more likely it was installed to allow cranking the engine from under the bonnet for service work.
Regards,
Paul

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walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
What was it connected to? Just from the starter solenoid to ground?I am with Paul, looks more like a remote starter switch someone put together. The PW wire was probably just something handy. In the late cars it was used for the door switch link wires.
Dan



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bazsimoci Balázs Kutasi
Várdomb, Tolna, Hungary   HUN
" to allow cranking the engine "

thumbs up



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1490766 by bazsimoci Hi!
I must replace my tired, burned and modified old wiring harness. I just dont want to start with pulling single cabels in the car, and a new loom is pretty expensiv to me...
Then i bougt on the Ebay from USA a very original second hand harness with just few cutted terminals.
I thought i will drawing the harness and measured all the sizes, then later i can made for myself or somebody else can use it as a template. Earlier i didnt find any pictures or description how to do this, then its makes easier to others...
The measures is in mm. This is the part one, i just ended today scetching the part twoo, the wires under the dash.
Here is in larger size:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5zTn4EVjvWPanFDY2pzY2hNN3c

I was looking for the factory diagrams for the wiring rigs.

Nice project for someone would be a year by year graphic of the factory looms.

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bazsimoci Balázs Kutasi
Várdomb, Tolna, Hungary   HUN
Hi! I still working on my wiring, i bought a loom from the States, and the connectors to the rear harness is others, what in my car was... I ordered connectors from UK to modify my rear harness to the US loom, and then came the problem...
At the end had to be taken out the whole rear harness, i sorted then i measured and drawed like the main harness...
I found a wire what i could not identify, that is red with blue tracer. I think it has to do with the boot/trunk light.
But it was beside the wires of the number plate lights too.
What is this wire there?


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bazsimoci Balázs Kutasi
Várdomb, Tolna, Hungary   HUN
I found it now, it is the fog lamp...!

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Fog lamp??

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bazsimoci Balázs Kutasi
Várdomb, Tolna, Hungary   HUN
Yes, i found it on the MGexp....I think it is for the additional fog lamp...



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
Be nice to find the other end under the dash for a switch.

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