Green Warning Light on Mk.1 Elf Indicator Stalk - Won't light up :

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Green Warning Light on Mk.1 Elf Indicator Stalk - Won't light up :

Post  David2010 on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:57 pm


Can anyone advise me how to fix this problem ?
The indicator stalk works perfectly in that :
(a) The external indicator lights work when the stalk is moved left or right as and when required ;
(b) The indicator stalk self cancels when the steering wheel is re-centred after turning ;

However, the small green warning light on the end of the stalk no longer works !
The tiny bulb is ok - I've checked it and it lights up when connected to a flashlight battery.
Advice needed as to what needs to be checked to cure this.
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Re: Green Warning Light on Mk.1 Elf Indicator Stalk - Won't light up :

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:40 pm

the wiring for this goes back to a five pin connector block under the dash - it's possible that the wire feeding the little bulb has come loose or broken, but it's also possible that the wire that runs inside the indicator arm itself has broken in there, which could be tricky! first you need to check to see if power is geting to the bulb holder on the end of the stalk....
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Post  David2010 on Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:48 pm


The problem appears to lie within the stalk itself.
I brought the car to my local mechanic this morning.
He used a phase tester type gadget & agrees with your assumption -
As power is being delivered up to an area right beside the stalk & as
the bulb works - its almost certain that the black/white wire which runs
within the stalk has broken.

He rummaged in vain for another indicator Mk.1 Mini indicator switch but
could not locate it amongst his " Mini bits ".
Replacing the switch is probably the easiest solution - if I can locate a switch.
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Re: Green Warning Light on Mk.1 Elf Indicator Stalk - Won't light up :

Post  Red Riley on Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:10 am

There's one on Ebay right now for 25 pounds, if you don't want to pay twice that at MiniSpares.

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Post  David2010 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:32 pm


Thanks for the e-bay tip Red Riley.
Though having dismantled the offending switch last night - I feel (having re-assembled it again
springs & all ) that I really should attempt the repair myself.
The question now is - in order to remove the faulty inner wire connection that runs inside the stalk
does the stalk dis-assemble easily. For example, can the black plastic end piece be removed from the
chrome stalk without doing irrepairable damage to said stalk ? Or is there another way of removing &
replacing this inner wire from the other end of the stalk ?
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Post  Nick on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:18 pm

Sadly, the black end bit cannot be removed without being broken. You may be lucky, it may be worn enough to be "wiggled" off..

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Post  David2010 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:42 pm


Problem solved ???
I made a visit to my local Dublin "field of dreams" of abandoned cars - probably 25 to 30 cars from the 60s &70s
most of them now long past restoration - collected together by a friendly farmer.
With his permission, I removed a complete indicator switch assembly from a Mk.3 red/black Irish assembled
Hornet. The switch still works - even its 1960s-era tiny globe shaped bulb lights up.
Surpringly, this Hornet still has original 4 all red seats - grimy but unworn !

But, I digress, the down-side of this donor switch is that the chrome stalk is badly pitted with rust & has
peeling chrome. Any suggestions as to how I might restore this stalk please ?
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Re: Green Warning Light on Mk.1 Elf Indicator Stalk - Won't light up :

Post  TONYELF on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Have a look No 4 in the coke section below, might help. My indicator stalk is the same but to be honest I don't realy notice it. Tony
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