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    The spring is there to keep the cable ferrule located in the lever.

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    The slot in the bottom of the lever is only big enough for the cable to out, so you need to move the ferrule to the rear of the car and also take the spring pressure off the lever and the cable will come out the lever easily.
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    That's right!
    I use a biggish screwdriver in my left hand on the lining to push the outer shoe towards the front of the car.
    At the same time in the right hand a pair of vice grips at the cable end can get the cable clear of the fulcrum.
    Drum brakes are a PITA
    OncE the cable is clear, access to all other bits are straightforward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    I'm trying to get to replace the rear trailing arm, and of course the handbrake cable passes through it.

    So out comes the Haynes and it directs me to remove the Hub to gain access to the cable. Attachment 78975 Now I didn't know what I'd find here but I had hoped there was some way to release the cable so I can pull it back through the trailing arm..
    The cable end appears to be crimped on, and It doesn't look like the entire thing will pass through the gab in the rear of the hub. How do I.. undo this?
    Apart from agreeing with Col, shouldn't both shoes be held down by clips? The shoe on the right has the spring clip on top of it, with the off-centre adjuster rod obvious, as I'd expect. But... the shoe to the left seems to be on top of the retaining clip, and I can't see the adjuster. Is there only one adjuster? It's been a while since I had an R12 rear drum off..... Nice to see clean wheel bearing grease!

    Best wishes with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Apart from agreeing with Col, shouldn't both shoes be held down by clips? The shoe on the right has the spring clip on top of it, with the off-centre adjuster rod obvious, as I'd expect. But... the shoe to the left seems to be on top of the retaining clip, and I can't see the adjuster. Is there only one adjuster? It's been a while since I had an R12 rear drum off..... Nice to see clean wheel bearing grease!

    Best wishes with it.
    Everything is as it should be, the other brake shoe adjuster is hidden behind the hand brake lever on the left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    Everything is as it should be, the other brake shoe adjuster is hidden behind the hand brake lever on the left.
    Thanks Col.
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    Clean wheel bearing grease is a must! I've spent way to much time packing bottom brackets on old bicycles to allow a dirty bearing now..

    Actually If I'm honest it is the first time the hub has been off. Previous owner looked after it it seems

    And thank you everyone I'll have another look in the morning.

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    Well I ran out of time again

    So instead, time for that polish and to remove those weather strips that were kinda holding on, but kinda not also..

    I won't tell you how look it took to polish the dirt marks out of where the glue once sat.. :S

    My R12 POS Arrived!-smpxk55988.jpg
    My R12 POS Arrived!-smpxk55989.jpg

    So chic.


    Anyway glad I had a good look at her, the passenger head light is not really attached! The plastic light cover that was over it, was actually holding the light in! It seems someone tried to make sense of the adjuster mechanism, but most of it has rusted out.. Hmmm cable ties to the rescue for the moment.

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    GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!

    I found where the smoke came from.

    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3816.jpg

    You are looking at the underside the light arm in an early combined unit. That copper plate came loose, and that spring was being dragged around the terminal(s) reserved for the copper plate. HOW RUDE!

    This is great though at it means this indeed was where the smoke came from. Note the orange burn marks and melted housing directly under the spring.

    When I took it apart I was very confused. the copper plate, which should sit like this,
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3815.jpg

    Was found at the complete other end!
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3801.jpg

    Look at him with his arms out reaching for another circuit to short! What a sneaky sod! I'd hate to think how long he was apart like that. There is enough dirt and geese in there that I'd be confident it would start a fire if left... :S

    It's a pretty fun little unit actually, but lets back up a bit and I'll show you how to get into it.

    First get a dremmel and grind out the rivets. Oh I got a dremmel for Christmas. They are great! I managed to not destroy the housing and I think I'll be able to take it to my friendly bolt store and with a series of spacers install a replacement that will allow to me mount it back correctly!

    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3797.jpg

    Then bend the terminals 90 degrees do you can slide the ends out of them. Lastly there are two boring clips on the other end that pooped of easily enough, Didn't bother to show that here.
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3794.jpg
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3795.jpg

    From here you can gaze upon the boring blinker side, which is really nothing but a case. The circuits on the outside seem to control the indicator, well report it's position to the switch.
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3798.jpg

    Turning the lights on, actually moves a small arm on the lever that pushes on a plate within the housing, When its it's in configuration it looks like this;
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3804.jpg

    The high beam flashing circuit (pushing the arm in) is controlled but the cap expanding into the sprung lever, Shown at the bottom of the image. That bar simply gets pushed into the terminal
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3809.jpg

    The high beam switching circuit.. well I'm not exactly sure. There is a sliding plastic piece that moves between to the left and right position but has no contacts and connects not a thing. I have a feeling there were small springs that provided tension on the leaver and returned it into position. The circuit is control by the plate what failed above on mine. You can also clearly see the wear on the terminals from the copper plate traveling previous.

    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3803.jpg

    So I think I'll spray a lot of WD40 in there and clean it out as best I can. Apply a little more grease to the moving components, and think carefully about how the high beam circuit was supposed to be support by some small springs, and just how they connected.

    This was the part that failed a pink slip actually. The sloppy lever was not welcomed by the mechanic.

    Someone take theirs apart so I can see which bits I'm missing

    I'm glad I confirmed this is where the fire came from, I'm feeling a little easier about the wires under the dash now.

    Bonus other pics of the arm below.

    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3799.jpg
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    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3811.jpg
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3812.jpg
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3813.jpg
    My R12 POS Arrived!-imgp3817.jpg

    Works: 1999 Volvo S40 T4, (has Choo Choo's)
    Playing: R12, SuperPos, thinks It's a race car.
    Previous: SuperGrumpy fuel spitting 504ti(ish), SuperComfortable 505 STI, SuperDoper carried my groceries Mi16
    Wanted Old 15/17 brakes and gearbox bits Click!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!

    I found where the smoke came from.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    You are looking at the underside the light arm in an early combined unit. That copper plate came loose, and that spring was being dragged around the terminal(s) reserved for the copper plate. HOW RUDE!

    This is great though at it means this indeed was where the smoke came from. Note the orange burn marks and melted housing directly under the spring.

    When I took it apart I was very confused. the copper plate, which should sit like this,
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Was found at the complete other end!
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Look at him with his arms out reaching for another circuit to short! What a sneaky sod! I'd hate to think how long he was apart like that. There is enough dirt and geese in there that I'd be confident it would start a fire if left... :S

    It's a pretty fun little unit actually, but lets back up a bit and I'll show you how to get into it.

    First get a dremmel and grind out the rivets. Oh I got a dremmel for Christmas. They are great! I managed to not destroy the housing and I think I'll be able to take it to my friendly bolt store and with a series of spacers install a replacement that will allow to me mount it back correctly!

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Then bend the terminals 90 degrees do you can slide the ends out of them. Lastly there are two boring clips on the other end that pooped of easily enough, Didn't bother to show that here.
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    From here you can gaze upon the boring blinker side, which is really nothing but a case. The circuits on the outside seem to control the indicator, well report it's position to the switch.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Turning the lights on, actually moves a small arm on the lever that pushes on a plate within the housing, When its it's in configuration it looks like this;
    Click image for larger version. 

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    The high beam flashing circuit (pushing the arm in) is controlled but the cap expanding into the sprung lever, Shown at the bottom of the image. That bar simply gets pushed into the terminal
    Click image for larger version. 

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    The high beam switching circuit.. well I'm not exactly sure. There is a sliding plastic piece that moves between to the left and right position but has no contacts and connects not a thing. I have a feeling there were small springs that provided tension on the leaver and returned it into position. The circuit is control by the plate what failed above on mine. You can also clearly see the wear on the terminals from the copper plate traveling previous.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    So I think I'll spray a lot of WD40 in there and clean it out as best I can. Apply a little more grease to the moving components, and think carefully about how the high beam circuit was supposed to be support by some small springs, and just how they connected.

    This was the part that failed a pink slip actually. The sloppy lever was not welcomed by the mechanic.

    Someone take theirs apart so I can see which bits I'm missing

    I'm glad I confirmed this is where the fire came from, I'm feeling a little easier about the wires under the dash now.

    Bonus other pics of the arm below.

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    I have never had one of those switches apart. I have always been lucky with my cars and never had a problem with one.

    I have a couple of old switches that are very suspect here, so when I'm bored one day I will dismantle one.
    Regards Col

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    TOUCH WOOD!

    But yes I'd love to know where and how springs held the arm in place :S

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    Oh.

    ORGANES ELECTRIQUES R12ALPINE RENAULT,GORDINI



    That Mecaparts really does have everything...

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    Hello Col,

    I guess most people would be reluctant to pull apart a good switch just to see how it's supposed to look.

    But I'm pretty sure that the two yellow pieces of the switch in this photo are supposed to be joined together.
    This would be causing the lever to flop about.



    My R12 POS Arrived!-r12-light-switch.jpg

    How you'd successfully join a couple of pieces of plastic like those is something I can't answer.
    That piece leads a very hard life as it slides in the indents to hold it in the off-on-high beam positions.

    (I've got at least one switch that's also broken in the same place).
    40 year old plastic plus heat make the plastic very brittle.
    Maybe the only cure is another switch, that's what I did to mine.

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    Morning

    Well I just may be convinced,

    So I wake this morning, sit down coffee in hand to have a quick look at this collection of bits sitting in front of my keyboard and what? No plastic bracket thingy? :S

    #groan..

    Do not have time to crawl around under my desk before work this morning.

    But intriguing about it sitting around the switch arm... perhaps that then shows the mounting points for the springs.

    Meca will have it delivered for $93. bugger, anyone else need anything whilst I'm paying 20% Vat. 84mm x 84mm kit perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Hello Col,

    I guess most people would be reluctant to pull apart a good switch just to see how it's supposed to look.

    But I'm pretty sure that the two yellow pieces of the switch in this photo are supposed to be joined together.
    This would be causing the lever to flop about.



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    How you'd successfully join a couple of pieces of plastic like those is something I can't answer.
    That piece leads a very hard life as it slides in the indents to hold it in the off-on-high beam positions.

    (I've got at least one switch that's also broken in the same place).
    40 year old plastic plus heat make the plastic very brittle.
    Maybe the only cure is another switch, that's what I did to mine.

    Cheers
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    The two yellow pieces were probably originally white, and yes they were joined together originally. The have a thin "WW" or "MM" shaped band joining them that flexes down when the light lever moves between the off-low-high positions and holds the lever in each of the said locations. I did manage to make one once with an oxy, a bucket of water, some sheet stainless steel, some very small drills and screws, and a lot of patience because I was (and still am really) a super tight-arse and didn't want to pay for a new switch while I had the time on my hands.

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    There should be plenty of these switches floating around second hand, should not be hard to find a good one.
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    Let the world know I'd love one if anyone has one kicking around.

    But I will try and fix this because I too would like to avoid spending $93 on a high beam switch. At worst, I'll throw it back together, lock the arm in place, and install a foot dimmer switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Morning

    Well I just may be convinced,

    So I wake this morning, sit down coffee in hand to have a quick look at this collection of bits sitting in front of my keyboard and what? No plastic bracket thingy? :S

    #groan..

    Do not have time to crawl around under my desk before work this morning.

    But intriguing about it sitting around the switch arm... perhaps that then shows the mounting points for the springs.

    Meca will have it delivered for $93. bugger, anyone else need anything whilst I'm paying 20% Vat. 84mm x 84mm kit perhaps?
    Why would you be paying VAT? The parts are for export and use outside the suppliers country and should be VAT free!
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    No idea, but that's what the basket says. "shrugs"

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    There should be plenty of these switches floating around second hand, .
    Yes, there were a lot of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    should not be hard to find a good one.
    As mentioned earlier, the plastic parts are getting brittle now so finding a good one is not so easy.

    Maybe the later types with the separate blinker switch are more robust and/or easier to find

    But $93 for a new light switch is good value.
    What would you pay for a new light switch for a late model Renault?
    A lot more than $93 I'd wager, even for a used one.
    $93 and then forget about it for another 40 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Yes, there were a lot of them.



    As mentioned earlier, the plastic parts are getting brittle now so finding a good one is not so easy.

    Maybe the later types with the separate blinker switch are more robust and/or easier to find

    But $93 for a new light switch is good value.
    What would you pay for a new light switch for a late model Renault?
    A lot more than $93 I'd wager, even for a used one.
    $93 and then forget about it for another 40 years.

    Cheers
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    I have quite a few here but am keeping them spares for my cars.

    Yes when you compare what a light switch for a modern Renault would cost $93 is good value.
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    Could you print the plastic part with a 3d printer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno View Post
    Could you print the plastic part with a 3d printer?
    Yes I reckon that could be done quite easily fro someone with the printer and the software to go with it.

    Or

    If you have the patience you could probably make one from a lump of plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!

    I found where the smoke came from.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    You are looking at the underside the light arm in an early combined unit. That copper plate came loose, and that spring was being dragged around the terminal(s) reserved for the copper plate. HOW RUDE!

    This is great though at it means this indeed was where the smoke came from. Note the orange burn marks and melted housing directly under the spring.

    When I took it apart I was very confused. the copper plate, which should sit like this,
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Was found at the complete other end!
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    Look at him with his arms out reaching for another circuit to short! What a sneaky sod! I'd hate to think how long he was apart like that. There is enough dirt and geese in there that I'd be confident it would start a fire if left... :S

    It's a pretty fun little unit actually, but lets back up a bit and I'll show you how to get into it.

    First get a dremmel and grind out the rivets. Oh I got a dremmel for Christmas. They are great! I managed to not destroy the housing and I think I'll be able to take it to my friendly bolt store and with a series of spacers install a replacement that will allow to me mount it back correctly!

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    Then bend the terminals 90 degrees do you can slide the ends out of them. Lastly there are two boring clips on the other end that pooped of easily enough, Didn't bother to show that here.
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    From here you can gaze upon the boring blinker side, which is really nothing but a case. The circuits on the outside seem to control the indicator, well report it's position to the switch.
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    Turning the lights on, actually moves a small arm on the lever that pushes on a plate within the housing, When its it's in configuration it looks like this;
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    The high beam flashing circuit (pushing the arm in) is controlled but the cap expanding into the sprung lever, Shown at the bottom of the image. That bar simply gets pushed into the terminal
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    The high beam switching circuit.. well I'm not exactly sure. There is a sliding plastic piece that moves between to the left and right position but has no contacts and connects not a thing. I have a feeling there were small springs that provided tension on the leaver and returned it into position. The circuit is control by the plate what failed above on mine. You can also clearly see the wear on the terminals from the copper plate traveling previous.

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    So I think I'll spray a lot of WD40 in there and clean it out as best I can. Apply a little more grease to the moving components, and think carefully about how the high beam circuit was supposed to be support by some small springs, and just how they connected.

    This was the part that failed a pink slip actually. The sloppy lever was not welcomed by the mechanic.

    Someone take theirs apart so I can see which bits I'm missing

    I'm glad I confirmed this is where the fire came from, I'm feeling a little easier about the wires under the dash now.

    Bonus other pics of the arm below.

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    I finally dismantled an old style R12 light combination switch tonight. It had the floppy arm problem.

    In pics 3,8,9 & 10 you can see where the plastic locating part is broken and the broken off bits have fell out. There are no electrical components to this part, all this part does is locate the head light switch in the correct place.

    When these switches are operating correctly you will find that it is easy to move the switch from the off position to the low beam position and back to the off position. When you move the to the high beam position you will find it takes a little more pressure on the arm to make this happen. Now when you move between the low and high beam positions you will find it easy to move the arm. When you want to turn off the headlights going from the low beam to off position you will find that you will need that extra pressure again. This is all that little plastic part does.

    The little switch plate that you found dislodged as show in pic 3 and should be as shown in pic 16 switches on the headlights and also does the low/high beam function.

    These combination switches also have a unique function for flashing the head lights, when the park lights are off the high beam will flash and when the park lights are on the low beam will flash.

    When I was going through my collection of headlight combination switches tonight I found three of the old type, one with the floppy are decease. The other two seem to function mechanically as they should but seem to be missing some wires. You are quite welcome to these combination switches for the price of postage as I doubt I will ever need them as I have found that I have plenty of the newer type. PM me your address and I will post them out to you if you want them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN
    ...$93 and then forget about it for another 40 years.

    Cheers
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    Well there is that too. A bit of perspective is not a bad thing

    And Col, PM incoming. That would be a great help

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    Well I had that free afternoon to change that steering disc, flex, dampener over.. You know the one. sits at the end of the column before the steering rack joins into a universal joint

    Well I thought, perhaps I can cut away at the rivets to save me taking the entire rack out. The Haynes warns me I could easily bugger it up :S

    My R12 POS Arrived!-smpxk56519.jpg

    Well I reckon I may just have to go ahead and remove the rack to be able to fix the mess I made for myself.

    There was no easy way to point the Dremal in a way to cut the head of cleanly, so I just hacked away at the base getting nowhere... giving up I cut through the old disc and tried to tap them out.. That was never going to work.

    So.. removing the steering rack :S

    Also... I guess the rubber disc acts as a kid of dampener on the steering wheel? muffling the road vibrations and smoothing out the action in the cabin. What does it feel like mounted directly?

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