[T2] Electrical problems

Bob Pratt ka1dza at verizon.net
Tue Jun 21 15:14:25 PDT 2016


I have a '71 bus with the two filament bulb. The dimmer side is the taillight. Yup, the taillights work. The turn signal switch is new. 

Bob Pratt

> On Jun 21, 2016, at 2:45 PM, dchase2001 <dchase2001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I misspoke - it depends on what year you have. My 75 has a separate turn signal light. So the tail and brake work together in a 2 filament bulb. But the turn and 4 way are there own bulb.  Older models had combined tail/brake/turn
> 
>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 1:10 PM, dchase2001 <dchase2001 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Do the turn signals work in the rear? 
>> My recollection is that the brake, 4-way and turn signal all use the same filament in the bulb - tail uses the other less bright filament. 
>> The brake, turn, 4-way circuit goes thru the turn signal switch.
>> Assuming you have dual filament bulbs installed.
>> 
>>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Bob Pratt <ka1dza at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> Yup, the tail lights work. The indicator light on the flasher works too.
>>> 
>>> Bob Pratt
>>> 
>>> > On Jun 20, 2016, at 3:27 PM, Richard Palmer <richard at teamspatula.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > do the tail lights work? That should help narrow it down...
>>> >
>>> >> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 3:25 PM, Bob Pratt <ka1dza at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> >> Here is an updated list of things I've done to get my bus inspected. I've repeated things for those who have not seen this befor.
>>> >>
>>> >> The 4 way flashers only work in the front. I've replaced the bulbs in the rear. I've replaced the 4 way flasher switch. And I've cleaned each ground connection down to bright metal, cleaned the screws on a wire wheel, and applied "Noalox" on all of the electrical connections.
>>> >>
>>> >> 2. The brake lights don't work. Along with some the things I did in #1, I bled the master cylinder, and checked the continuity across the pressure switch. I get continuity. I've ordered new switches just in case.
>>> >>
>>> >> 3. The oil light on the dash won't work. I've replaced the pressure switch and light bulb on the dash. I don't know how to check the circuit. I know it's one wire from front to back.
>>> >>
>>> >> If anyone has a clue, or knows of anyone who had a clue that can help, I'll mention you in my will!!!
>>> >>
>>> >> I miss driving Myles and I'm envious of those I see driving their "babies" around the area.
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks in advance for any help.
>>> >>
>>> >> Bob Pratt
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