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2003JAG Gold Member Chuck Hassler
Monument, CO, USA   USA
1968 MG MGC "Blue Boy"
1980 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE)
The 1980 B's nasty original wiring harnesses are getting replaced. The trunk harness is done, and work on the dash harness is underway. All dash components are wired, but there are four wires left over that have me puzzled. There is one black wire and one red/white wire on the left and right side of the dash that appear to have nowhere to go. All of the wires are about 4.5 inches long from the wire bundle. They are small blade connectors; the red wires have small female fittings and the black wires also have small female fittings. The original harness has the same wires and they were not connected to anything. They don't appear to match any wire connections to the main harness. Any help will be appreciated.

Chuck



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Edmonds, WA, USA   USA
They go to the lights for your fan and hazard switch.

There should be a metal tab on each side of the switch that those attach to.



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2003JAG Gold Member Chuck Hassler
Monument, CO, USA   USA
1968 MG MGC "Blue Boy"
1980 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE)
Thanks J S,

Went to the garage and connected the wires. Appreciate your help!

Chucki

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course2kid Jeffrey Johnson
Fountain Valley, CA, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB "Lucy (Lucifer)"
Out of curiousity, did you just recover your dash? If so, did you use the Moss dash cover and how did the job go (easy/difficult and excellent/good/fair/poor fit)? I bought a cover from Moss many years ago and am finally thinking of installing it, so, I want to know what I'll be getting into.

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2003JAG Gold Member Chuck Hassler
Monument, CO, USA   USA
1968 MG MGC "Blue Boy"
1980 MG MGB Limited Edition (LE)
Jeffrey,

Moss did supply my dash cover which I installed about six years ago. Moss supplied instructions with the cover, so ask Moss for instructions if you can't find the originals. My best tool for this job was patience. I dry fitted the cover many time before using glue or cutting holes. The cover will fit well if you take your time. There might even be a U-Tube on the process. Good luck!!!

Chuck

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Nicecar Gary (ex "Harv") G
Victoria, BC, Canada   CAN
1980 MG MGB "Red On Red On Red"
Skye & I to help with wi's. (wires)

http://www.mgexp.com/article/lucas-colours.html

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Bryan63 Bryan Renaud
Malden, Massachusetts, USA   USA
I'm about ready to install new speed gauges in my dash so I had extra wires because I'm deleting the heater/defroster blower & the switches for them. I though about new dash but there is a company that makes a stitched leather fit cover for dash it is glued on the same way you would vinyl top, I want to try this to save time effort and damage to dash. The only downside is you must care and treat the leather occasionally

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