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Technical => Electrics, Audio and Security => Topic started by: stanley on August 20, 2014, 05:58:50 PM

Title: indicator/high beams
Post by: stanley on August 20, 2014, 05:58:50 PM
hey guys im new to the site and new to owning a Bedford, I need a bit of help. the indicators and high beams on my 77 cfs are not working properly. I need a new sitch or combination switch to pass rego. anyone know where  I can get a spare or another kind that would fit? cheers! ???
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: Hobbit on August 20, 2014, 06:49:52 PM
Hi Stanley, welcome to BUGA. I noticed your van when it was for sale a while back. Similar colour to mine.

Hopefully someone on here will have a spare indicator/high beam switch they will sell.
Sometimes you can repair them, especially if the problem is only wiring. Does the horn button work?
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: Gordon on August 20, 2014, 07:24:59 PM
Hi Stanley, welcome to Buga.

A Land Rover Series 3 indicator stalk is an exact match. All you need to do is change the plug on the wiring as the Land Rover one is different. Ebay is probably the best source. I paid 9 UK Pound for a brand new one new and an extra 8 UK Pound for postage.
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: Marishka on August 20, 2014, 07:25:29 PM
If you cant sorce one try leyland mini ones,
They are the  same
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: stanley on August 21, 2014, 06:26:46 AM
ok awesome thanks guys, there is a guy in Melbourne who said he can possibly get a spare one for around $250, is that the going rate? otherwise I ll look into getting another one that will match. the horn works on my one as it is, the only thing that is wrong with it is that, it slips out of place when using high beams or indicating left, so it needs to be held in place. I suspect due to wear. other than that everything on the arm works.
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: Gordon on August 21, 2014, 10:43:45 AM
Hey Stanley, $250 must be a typo surely. Did you mean $25 ?

If it was me I'd rather invest in a brand new one. Its something that gets used constantly so even good second hand units will have a limited life span.
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: Gordon on August 21, 2014, 10:54:23 AM
Okay, based on the symptoms that you are describing Stanley I would hazard a guess that the spring circled in red in the pic below is broken or missing. Problem is that its a sealed unit so not worth trying to repair in my opinion.
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: 6pac on August 21, 2014, 11:01:41 AM

Check Bedford Manor he sells new ones

Regards

Rhett
Title: Re: indicator/high beams
Post by: wendyh on August 21, 2014, 11:43:14 AM
For $65 we bought a landrover series 3 switih....different diameter ...just wrapped insulation tape around the column and it fittted great.  :D
wiring a little different but Ray  managed quite well
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