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Terry Miller
Pasadena CA, USA   usa

Hi Folks:
Does anyone know the correct part # for the Indicator switch which has the horn push etc. and the purple wire already attached....It seems all years but mine have it...

I am totally frustrated as mine was modified and unusuable now..subsequently no bloody horn...dangerous on Southern CA freeways....

It seems all I need is this indicator switch with the horn stuff attached but my year 1974 doesn't seem to have the horn *...perhaps mine was modified from a diff yr car..

anyone know if I can mix and match without any problems..

Anyone know where I can get one cheap but working??

Thanks

Terry


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Gil Dupre
CHATTANOOTA, TENNESSEE, USA   usa
1962 MG MGA
1974 MG MGB GT

74 horn button is on under center piece on a 74



Gil


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Gil Dupre
CHATTANOOTA, TENNESSEE, USA   usa
1962 MG MGA
1974 MG MGB GT

oops wrong photo



Gil

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Clifton Gordon
Summerfield, Florida, USA   usa

71-76 is supposed to have a horn push in the center of the steering wheel. I suppose you could use a stalk with a horn push but it would require some wiring changes. I believe your car does not have the correct plug in the wiring harness to adapt to the earlier stalk with a horn push. Is your steering wheel a stock item? All the parts are available to repair or replace you horn switch unless your car has the wrong steering wheel. If it's an after market wheel you need to parts that matche the wheel.

Clifton

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Terry Miller
Pasadena CA, USA   usa

Hi Gilbert..Thanjs so much//

do you happen to have a pic of the horn push with the WHEEL OFF so I can better see how it is supposed to be

Thanks

Terry

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Terry Miller
Pasadena CA, USA   usa

Hi Clifton:
Thanks for your reply....

I have a Moto Lita steering wheel...

But I think someone messed up under the steering cowl and broke the original fitting for the horn push etc...

do you have any images or suggestions???

Thanks

Terry

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Clifton Gordon
Summerfield, Florida, USA   usa

Terry I remember some threads on the Moto Lita wheel and horn problems on the MG Enthusiasts BBS several years ago. A search of their archives may turn up some information. I don't recall the specific problem or the solution. If you are not a member you will have to sign up to search the archives, it's free.
http://www2.mgcars.org.uk/cgi-bin/gen5?runprog=mgbbs&access=20065413604047

I assume the hub for the Moto Lita uses a brush through the hub and a contact ring on the bottom of the hub. I have some photos of the OE contacts I made a few weeks ago from some spare parts. The contact in the photo is bad or broken. It should look similar to ignition points contacts. I'll post a couple of the photos hoping they may help.

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Terry Miller
Pasadena CA, USA   usa

Thank you so much Clifton:

I think these photos will help me understand what has gone wrong...

here is what it looks like now/

I think I can now figure where i need to go..

again, thanks

Terry


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Gil Dupre
CHATTANOOTA, TENNESSEE, USA   usa
1962 MG MGA
1974 MG MGB GT

someone stole your switch part that rides on the back side of the ring



Gil


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Michael Humphries
Montgoemry, Alabama, USA   usa

I had the same problem; gave up and mounted two after market with a new push button on the dash. Some things are really impossible!

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Gil Dupre
CHATTANOOTA, TENNESSEE, USA   usa
1962 MG MGA
1974 MG MGB GT

Gerry may have that part available or know where to get one.



Gil

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