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    Default Floride/Caravelle headlight switch question

    Hi All, anyone have a diagram or wiring info regards the headlight switch functions on Floride, Caravelle and perhaps Dauphine.

    I am trying to figure out the wiring on my rebuild (Please, no diagrams in French)

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    Is it the same as an R8/10?
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    The indicator is the same but not the light switch thingy, although it does operate the horn the same as a 10/8.
    I have a diagram but I need to know which function each terminal on the headlight thingy operates.
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    V 12 would be avertisseur ville = city horn
    R 13 would be avertisseur pneumatique = air horn
    C 4 would be codes = low beam
    PH (5/6) I assuming, would be phares = high beam

    Should be a V there somewhere for Parkers

    Not sure what LAR is. It could be the power switch to the parkers/headlights that are then changed according to the position of the arm.

    D 11 10 would be right indicator
    G 7 8 would be left indicator

    FG 14 side light left
    FG 15 side light right (this harks back to an old English law when a car parked overnight on the side of the road had to have one Parker on the road side on)
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    Thanks KB, exactly what I was after, I believe I now owe you a beer or two.

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    Power seems to wire 1, so LAR must be something else. Given there’s two wires coming off it, maybe it is parkers or low beam instead of C.

    Do you have any other table or diagram that describes the position of the switch gear? Owners manual for example?
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    I don't have a diagram showing the positions. I was hoping someone here would have an owners manual or just describe the switch positions to activate each function.

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    just a guess, I'm not familiar with these cars.

    Maybe the AR in LAR stands for Arrriere - rear?
    Lampe Arriere? (Tail light?)

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    I’ll ask if any knows at the next meeting on Monday night. We only have a couple of Dauphine’s in the club and they don’t come to meetings, but someone may have had a Dauph or Floride and remember. I would have thought Caravelles were like R8’s.

    Does Brett still have his Dauphine? Maybe you could fire that up and test the light switch?

    Correction - the next RCCA meeting is Monday Week, not next Monday.
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    From my R1092 manual (M.R. 56 English version) LAR is activated in all 3 active light switch positions i.e parking, low beam, high beam. It supplies volts to front parking lights, tail lights, number plate lights and instrument panel light. Don't know what it stands for though..

    K.B's description of the other function codes matches my manual.
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    Long end of lever pointing to the floor - Position 0 = lights off
    Long end of lever one stop towards the steering wheel - Position 1 = parking lights
    Next two stops towards the steering wheel - Position 2 & 3 = dipped beam
    Long end of lever pointing to the steering wheel - Position 4 = main beam

    The two dipped beam positions are apparently to stop going the wrong way and ending up going from dipped beam to parkers.
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    Thanks all, it's getting much closer to being on the road in the next couple of months.

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