By Charlie Nowlin
Signals, Turn and Hazard
Or....... not all switches are created equal.
Recently Ben P. had his Series III XJ6 hazard switch break and fall off in his hand, and after securing a replacement, and proceded to install it. This, is where the idea for this page began.
Due to some part number differences, there was a problem in trying to get it to work, using the schematic in the manual. This was complicated, by the fact that before the switch fell apart, it worked well, with the same wiring.
This admin, worked two days with Ben via e-mail, trying to figure out what the problem was.
Another lister, Tim W. had a similar problem with his Series II XJ6 car, and offered the solution. The wiring, which eventually worked, was entirely different, than that in the manual. I will present here, the findings of the two switches, and their differences.
As per my vehicle, and Ben's broken switch.
And which agrees with both the "ROM" and the "other" manual
The Brown / Orange wire, is the
feed for the hazard switch.
Turn Signal Wiring
(Light green overlay in the
Hazard switch wiring
With the Hazard switch "ON",
it supplies power from the battery, to the flasher,
Testing the Flasher Unit
The flasher unit is OK.
If __ NOT __, replace the flasher unit and retest.
The final wiring that worked
for Ben P., was as follows:
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