Restoration Project - Part 1
Return of the Light
1, Interior Lights/Dash:
Before that caravan incident my car used to have a blue LED interior reading light in the
roof and my dash would all light up neon blue as well, however now I have no
speedo etc at night and I have been riding my luck with it for too long.
Now when I hit a bump in the road my dash will suddenly light up a bright blue
and then flicker and disappear again, the first thing screamed at me across the
room when I mention it is “Fuses”!!! They have all been checked and are sound
as a pound. Second thing screamed at me is “Loose Connection”…..? Possibly but
can I really be bothered to pull out the dash, I am sure it’s not as bad a job
as I imagine, but if I imagine it to be bad then I am not normally too far from
the reality of it.
However, I read somewhere that the licence plate bulbs are on the same wiring
loom/fuse as the dash and interior lights, makes perfect sense as you only need
the lights on in the dark right, this got me thinking that one of the licence
plate bulb holders may have moved slightly during the impact with my bumper, if
this is the case it could be touching metal and shorting the interior lights and therefore
would explain why my car lights up like an Xmas tree every time I hit a hedgehog or pot hole in
This is where the restoration project begins this afternoon, I have a friend who likes
to live with a screwdriver in one hand and a soldering iron in the other,
wiring, lights, and general tinkering will brighten his bank holiday weekend
and with a bit of luck brighten the inside of my motor too.
Here’s hoping it’s a licence plate bulb holder….
Note: No Hedgehogs have actually been harmed during my tenure as a driver.
Still to come from the Restoration Project
2, Door Locks and Handles
3, Driver Door
4, Rear Bumper
5, Side Skirts
6, Alloy Refurbishment
7, Nearside Front Wing
8, Rust Removal
9, Paint Job