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Post by peter freeman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:40 pm

I fitted the original column ignition and indicators as the top the MGF one is just about the same diameter. All that was lost was the indicator self cancelling although with a bit of rework it can probably be made to work. I also lost the column lock but my MOT man said it did not matter as I had a battery isolator fitted which was a alternative to the column lock. I bit of drilling will probably also get the column lock working if you want it retaining.



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Post by CarlosVanDango » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:55 pm

yeah not really fussed over the column lock most cars of this age they are easy to break off i will have some other anti theft measures on once its up and running, but i do want the indicator self cancelling on



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Post by peter freeman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:00 pm

I find it better without self cancelling as once you have started round a bend if you need to indicate half way around the cancelling ring stops you doing it - we have four cars and only one with self cancelling left on - you soon get into the habit of switching the indicators off.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:21 pm

Agreed - my SS1 doesn't self cancel, and I don't find it a problem.


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:33 pm

my land rover doesn't cancel too and i'm very forgetful and the problem with it is if someones waiting to pull out and your indicating left and they think your going to turn in front of them and pull out in front of you :shock: luckily the land rover isn't fast enough for it to be an issue hopefully the Scimitar will be ...

anyway just ordered a controller for this now - hopefully i can wire it up and bench test it before fitting it

pity it's so freezing out - i'm itching to get my car on the road but i have to work on it outside



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Post by rebel alliance » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:57 pm

You could always wire a 12 volt buzzer into the indicators



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Post by CarlosVanDango » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:59 pm

rebel alliance wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:57 pm
You could always wire a 12 volt buzzer into the indicators
or a green flashing light on the dash :lol:



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Post by willholderogri » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:56 am

I have got used to no self cancelling indicators and now find it annoying on my new car.


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:22 pm

i've got the controller today but the problem i have now is the wires from the ecu to the motor and ecu to the torque sensor are not connected and they are not the same colours

does anyone have a wiring diagram showing the pin outs for it all?

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Post by scimjim » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:41 pm

Wiring diagram is on the same site you found installation instructions on - under technical/wiring diagrams.

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Post by CarlosVanDango » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:51 pm

thanks guys perfect 8)
i'd seen it said diagrams were available but i couldn't find the link



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Post by CarlosVanDango » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:14 pm

thought i'd have a crack at this now i've got all the parts

got the MGF column all ground up and bracketless

started to remove the scimitar column, got it disconnected in the engine bay end and the 2 bolts out at the top end but it doesn't seem to come out easy like in the write up, mine is stuck and it seems like i need to remove the dash front or the key barrel, the key barrel has shear bolts on so that's not easy

fading light ended my attempts for today :|



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Post by peter freeman » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:24 pm

There are two positions for the keys - perhaps you have the "other" one.



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Post by CarlosVanDango » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:57 pm

ah right - just my luck :lol:

it does look the same as this tho :arrow: http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins ... /pic1a.jpg
i'll get a photo of mine to see

if i can chisel off the shear bolts i think it will drop off ok - that will be my next plan of attack :D



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