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AZScott
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Mystery under dash connector

Unread post by AZScott » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:54 am

Can anyone identify what this is. While cleaning up the under dash wiring on a ’64 Spyder I ran across this spliced into the turn signal wiring. There are 4 wires that are tapped into the wires prior to the turn signal switch connector. The length of these wires is around 16 Inches. They terminate into a plate that looks like the back of a switch (first photo).

ImageIMG_6892 by AZScott, on Flickr

This is not in any wiring diagrams I have seen, and the splices into the turn signal are definitely something non stock that was added on. (second photo)

ImageConnector 2 by AZScott, on Flickr
Curious to know what this might have been. A guess is that it was some sort of an added emergency flasher by a previous owner.
63 Monza Coupe (164-4 carb)
64 Spyder Convertable
62 MGA Roadster
74 Norton Commando
69 Triumph Bonneville

dave t
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Re: Mystery under dash connector

Unread post by dave t » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:15 pm

Looks to me like an aftermarket emergency 4-way flasher. Is there a flasher can in the circuit?

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Re: Mystery under dash connector

Unread post by terribleted » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:31 pm

dave t wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:15 pm
Looks to me like an aftermarket emergency 4-way flasher. Is there a flasher can in the circuit?

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I think so also. I bet what you are holding is the contact plate of the switch.
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AZScott
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Re: Mystery under dash connector

Unread post by AZScott » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:18 pm

Guys thanks, I am removing what is left of it. Kind of thought it might be the remnants of an emergency flasher. Didn't find a flasher can, or the rest of the switch , but I think your correct. Thanks again
63 Monza Coupe (164-4 carb)
64 Spyder Convertable
62 MGA Roadster
74 Norton Commando
69 Triumph Bonneville

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Re: Mystery under dash connector

Unread post by dave t » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:39 pm

Depending on the type of flasher that was on your car, some of the wires may have been cut. Let me know if you can't figure it out and I will help you repair the turn signal wires.
Dave

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AZScott
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Re: Mystery under dash connector

Unread post by AZScott » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Thanks Dave, appreciate your offer. The damage was not that great, and no wires were cut, so I was able to remove it easily.
63 Monza Coupe (164-4 carb)
64 Spyder Convertable
62 MGA Roadster
74 Norton Commando
69 Triumph Bonneville

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