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    I have a 1970 D SPecial. Where does the indicator relay live? Mine flashes about once every 1.5 secs..when the car's running that is.. when it dies I'll need to replace.

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    Remove speedo binnacle
    Locate flasher pot
    clean connectors
    replace speedo binnacle

    Check alternator charge rate at idle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Hi hi hi

    I have a 1970 D SPecial. Where does the indicator relay live? Mine flashes about once every 1.5 secs..when the car's running that is.. when it dies I'll need to replace.

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    In my 1969/70 DS21 Geoffrey Howatson took some time to locate it. It was tucked away on the right hand side behind the three dials. As UFO says remove all those bits and begin the hunt!
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    To remove the binnacle, first un-do the four screws that hold it in place, then go under the bonnet and un-do the join in the speedo cable.

    You can then gently push the binnacle out using the short end of the speedo cable.

    At the back of the binnacle there are white, yellow and green connector blocks which will pull straight out, the speedo cable which needs to be unscrewed and finally a thin black cable that only needs to be pulled out of place. In case you didn't know, the thin black cable takes light from the binnacle and illuminates the ignition switch (I forget what it's called).
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    Thanks guys, will go exploring.

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    are you sure all the indictor bulbs are working properly, usually the flasherr can either works or it doesnt, flash rate is controlled by the load on the flasher

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    Okay, so I took out the instrument binnacle and everything else, then found these.....


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    Jeez, Richo -

    What have you done???

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    If only I knew!
    Do you recognise the D year/type ?

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    I certainly recognise the right hand side jumble of wires, connectors, etc - once or twice a week I awake trembling and sweaty after dreaming of this - - - -

    The Memsahib has threatened me with a flogging if I persist in trying to sort out these problems in my sleep.

    She has also threatened the same if I do not buy her a 2CV. Jeez, if only I could win the lottery to be able to afford her damn toy.

    Meanwhile I still have nightmares about bloody French electrics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fento View Post
    I certainly recognise the right hand side jumble of wires, connectors, etc - once or twice a week I awake trembling and sweaty after dreaming of this - - - -


    Meanwhile I still have nightmares about bloody French electrics!!!

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    This is the easy bit, the changeover and splicng out of the old rubber in the engine bay will be the interesting bit. Changeover loom is alternator from generator and has an extra relay. Battery is on left, changed from righht. The rear loom replacement is the hardest part in a physical sense, it runs ABOVE the bunch of hydraulic pipes down the length of the left side, an absolute pig to remove and even more difficult to replace.
    Mid to late '60s DS into a '66ID. This is FranknD.
    Apologies for the digression from the original core thread subject. Yet, I too am searching for the indicator relay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackafrica View Post
    This is the easy bit, the cnangeover and splicng out of the old rubber in the engine bay will be the interesting bit. Changeover loom is alternator from generator and has an extra relay. Battery is on left, changed from righht. The rear loom replacement is the hardest part in a physical sense, it runs ABOVE the bunch of hydraulic pipes down the length of the left side, an absolute pig to remove and even more difficult to replace.
    Mid to late '60s DS into a '66ID. This is FranknD.
    Apologies for the digression from the original core thread subject. Yet, I too am searching for the indicator relay.
    Hah! Trick question! For the earlier cars (those with the turn signals cancelled by pulling on the lever), there is no seperate relay. It's all part of the switch. Only four connections: violet is power in, green is indicator out, white is left turn, blue is right turn. Certain other versions of the switch also have the headlight flash built in, with two more wires: yellow, which is a ground, and black, which leads to the relay(s). The relays you did find were one for the main high beams and, depending on the equipment you have, either for the left and right auxiliary high, or one for the headlight flash and both auxiliary high beams. A quick glance at the color coding on the relay connections suggest you have the QI auxiliary headlamps. If this is the case, there should also be a seperate dash switch to turn the QI lamps on.

    See? French electrics are EASY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyracer View Post
    ... and finally a thin black cable that only needs to be pulled out of place. In case you didn't know, the thin black cable takes light from the binnacle and illuminates the ignition switch (I forget what it's called).
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