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by Owent2005
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie Horn queries
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Dixie Horn queries

Thanks Nige that’s clearer, my horns are wired to an extra switch on the dash, can I confirm that one side of the switch goes to 85 and the other side is earthed and then blade 86 on the relay is also earthed?
I now understand the point of the relay but am struggling with my earthing!
TIA!
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie Horn queries
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Dixie Horn queries

Hi,

I’ve installed the horns however when I wired it up per the diagram above it didn’t work. What I found was that If I removed the ‘switched from live horn’ wire completely, put a switch in the ‘fused live’ line and now it works, not real sure why unless I got something wrong initially.....
by Owent2005
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator Wires
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Alternator Wires

Afternoon all, hope everyone had a good Christmas! I’m in the process of removing all of the excess wiring in the car which involves me tracing the wires throughout. I have found that only one of the wires on the back of the alternator is actually connected to anything. I can’t make head nor tail of...
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie Horn queries
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Dixie Horn queries

Thanks for the tips guys, looking at the picture you posted earlier Andrew I’m happy with the earth from the relay, I’m guessing the ‘airhorns’ is to the live on the horn compressor and that the airhorns negative is also to earth. ‘Fused live’ is a wire I put in direct from the battery via a fuse an...
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dixie Horn queries
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Dixie Horn queries

Evening all, Now that I’ve located and fixed my factory horn I’m after fitting a Dixie horn. After looking at the forum I’m a little confused; can I replace the factory horn with the Dixie with the existing wiring (the positive and earth only) and not use the relay? Is the relay and the extra wiring...
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horn Location
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Horn Location

Hi, I’ve solved the issue, after looking at the tiny diagram in the Haines manual I found that the horn doesn’t go through a fuse, I traced the wire from the stork to the horn checking for continuity as I went, there was a break in the engine bay which I eventually found under copious amounts of loo...
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Rear brake drum removal

Ok here’s the update, because I’m doing it on an axel stand I can’t get much umph behind the hammer, ive also tried a puller but it was a bit crap, both results were negative with the drum not budging, the weather has been shocking so I’ve been focusing on the electrics so that at least I’m not sat ...
by Owent2005
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Rear brake drum removal

Thanks for all the pointers,
I reckon now that I’m 99% sure there’s nothing holding it on (the drum does spin with the handbrake off) I’m gonna try knocking it off with hammer and drift, I’ll let you know how I get on!
by Owent2005
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Random switch!
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Random switch!

Evening all,

Just after a quick pointer please, does anyone have any idea what the ringed switch does please or indeed the thing just to the left of the switch?
Thanks,
Owen
by Owent2005
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Rear brake drum removal

Thanks for the pointers guys,
I did use a mallet but sparingly as I didn’t want to damage anything, also all of the online advise said not to try and lever it off, is the back plate stronger than it looks?
by Owent2005
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Rear brake drum removal

Thanks for the pointers guys,
I did use a mallet but sparingly as I didn’t want to damage anything, also all of the online advise said not to try and lever it off, is the back plate stronger than it looks?
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: More fuses
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: More fuses

Thanks, I replaced all the fuses and gave all the contacts a clean up, a little disappointed it wasn’t something other than the lights as that would have been an easy fix!

Owen
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: More fuses
Replies: 3
Views: 200

More fuses

In my journey to understand the capri’s electrical system I found another fuse box (it wasn’t hidden I just didn’t know it was there!). Does anyone know/have a diagram of what systems comes of it? I have traced the wires but they go into a big loom and it’s difficult to follow each wire. Thanks, Owen
by Owent2005
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear brake drum removal
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Rear brake drum removal

Good afternoon all, I’m trying to take of the rear drum following the Haines manual. It says to release the ‘drum retaining screw’. I couldn’t find anything fitting the description and didn’t want to force the drum off in case I damaged something. The picture shows my drum. Any pointers would be app...
by Owent2005
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear wiper
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Rear wiper

Thanks for all the tips, I’ll let you know how I get on when I get chance to look at it next!

Owen
by Owent2005
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuse box queries
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Fuse box queries

Hi, I should have explained a little better, the picture shows the fuses no 1 on the left, 7 on the right.
7 is the windscreen washers with nothing on 1 or 2. What do people use these for?

Owen
by Owent2005
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Handbrake adjustment

Thanks Andrew, how far forward are the adjustment knobs?
by Owent2005
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Handbrake adjustment

Thanks for the info Danny,

The only issue is that the handbrake lever is quite high before having any effect. There’s a slack in the cable so thought I’d try and get rid of that before investigating further.

Owen
by Owent2005
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Horn Location
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Horn Location

I’ve tried all of the above, I don’t think I’m getting power to the horns positive wire and am not 100% sure which fuse is for the horn (this is also ongoing!), I’m tempted to order a cheap horn just so I can take that out of the equation.

Owen
by Owent2005
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Handbrake adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Handbrake adjustment

Today has been a busy day! While waiting for replies to my electric issues I thought I’d look at adjusting my handbrake cable. I tried following the Haines manual direction however the description is pretty poor and pictures even worse. The picture is showing what is fitted to the car, could anyone ...