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I am looking to purchase a 1980 MG. The man selling it said, the turn signals are not working now. Someone looked at it and pushed the flasher button and it is now stuck. Then the tune signals stopped working. Any advise?  Thank you, Cheryl777

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Hi Cheryl.

The turn indicator lamps are wired through the emergency hazard flasher switch.  If the switch fails then the turn indicators stop working.  This is a common fault on many MGs.  

If the hazard switch has stuck and you cannot "unstick" it, then you need to replace the switch.

They are not expensive and can be purchased from Moss Motors.

Regards, Barrie  

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Barrie Jones

Expertise

MG Sports Cars from 1949 to 1980 - Including MGB, MGBGT V8, TF1500, TF, TD and modern Midgets. I also specialise in SU carburettors, Lucas wiring, suspension, steering & brakes.

Experience

I have owned my 1955 TF1500 since 1966. Technical specialist for the TD and TF with the MG Car Club T Register. Also owned 20 MGBs and currently own an MGBGT V8. Written 3 books on MGs and produced a DVD on how to strip and rebuild the TD/TF gearbox.

Organizations
MG Car Club.

Publications
Barrie's Notes on the 1953-55 MG TF (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB (author). /=====/ Barrie's Notes on the MGB GT V8 (author). /=====/ The Essential Buyer's Guide to the MG TD, TF and TF1500. (author)

Education/Credentials
M Phil, C Eng, BSc (Eng).

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