Author Topic: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2 another question.  (Read 484 times)

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A10 JWO

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Got most of the wires sorted on this dip switch. Horn works, flasher button ok. On a resistance test I cannot get anything on the BLUE wire which goes up to another switch ( 11 ) according to a wiring diagram in the Haynes Manual. I am testing from the WHITE inside the switch to all contacts. It would seem that the white is common live. Not my best subject ? Thanks. If anyone has a decent colour or a better diagram, please post it.

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Re: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2 another question.
« Reply #1 on: 26 January, 2018, 16:45:54 »
Photos  1 and 2 from the OIF workshop manual may help with the left and right bar switches wiring.

Third photo is wiring diagram from 1972 owners manual.

Haynes manual can be a bit too general for some things.

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Re: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2 another question.
« Reply #2 on: 26 January, 2018, 16:51:55 »
Thanks Julian. I can now see why I am not getting a reading, all seems well. I have spent the last hour looking at new switches, don't need one now. Have a nice weekend.

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Ignition Switch 1972 A65L
« Reply #3 on: 13 February, 2018, 21:19:48 »
Ignition Switch:-  1972 A65L OIF..Just joined the forum , so appoligies, not sure quite how to post, anyway can anyone confirm that the ignition switch is supposed to have two positions, I only get the ignition light on on the first turn , nothing happens on the second . What is it for, just parking lights or is it the wrong switch. Cheers K

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Re: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2 another question.
« Reply #4 on: 13 February, 2018, 22:38:33 »
No it has 4 positions. Lots of information in owners and workshop manuals.

Photo from 1972 owners manual.

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Re: Ignition Switch 1972 A65L
« Reply #5 on: 18 February, 2018, 17:22:45 »
Ignition Switch:-  1972 A65L OIF..Just joined the forum , so appoligies, not sure quite how to post, anyway can anyone confirm that the ignition switch is supposed to have two positions, I only get the ignition light on on the first turn , nothing happens on the second . What is it for, just parking lights or is it the wrong switch. Cheers K
I'd like to know this too. Mine only has 2 positions. 1971 Lightning.

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Re: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2 another question.
« Reply #6 on: 18 February, 2018, 17:39:56 »
I am looking at new Lucas 4 position switches for my OIF. They are about 42 new. Looking at the 2 position, it will work and is cheaper. Do you really need a parking light ?

1/ Parking light- 2/ Off-3  / Ign   -4/ Ign with lights.
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Re: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2 another question.
« Reply #7 on: 21 February, 2018, 16:30:48 »
You need at least a 3 position i.e 2,3&4 otherwise you need a separate light switch elsewhere in the loom which of kind of defeating the object.
A replica Lucas LU 35351 is 13.95 including lock and two keys at Feked.com , cheap as chips! The replica doesnt allow you to take the key out when on parking light (which you dont need anyway nowadays, so I don't connect up to the tag that powers that. Benefit of this is you dont leave the parking light on in daylight without realising and drain your battery.
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