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Thread: Just bought a 73 RS and some lights don't work. Any ideas?

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    Just bought a 73 RS and some lights don't work. Any ideas?

    Greetings to all. I just bought an RS and several lights don't work (directionals, interios, hazards, etc.) Since all of them are out, I doubt the bulbs are the problem. Unfortunately the car is missing the fuse box cover and the owner's manual says refer to the fuse box cover to see which fuse is which.

    Anybody able to tell me which fuse is which? Anybody know if there is a specific relay that governs the lights? Any other ideas? Many thnaks in advance to all.


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    Re: Just bought a 73 RS and some lights don't work. Any ide

    The top fuse is for the interiour lights, glove box etc. I have to check the fuse panel lid on my RS and let you know.

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    Fuse box covers

    Here is the fuse cover description on my RS

    Top block&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Bottom block
    1. interiour lamp, clock, luggage light&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 1. high beam light
    2. warning light&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 2. high beam left
    3. windshield wiper and washer&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 3. low beam left
    4. cigarette lighter/auxillary heater&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 4. low beam right
    5. sunshine roof/rear window wiper &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 5. parking light left
    6. window opener&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 6. parking light right
    7. fresh air blower&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 7. license plate light
    8. stop-turn signal and back up light&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 8. fog light
    9. blinker light front left
    10. blinker light front right

    Good luck!

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    Re: Just bought a 73 RS and some lights don't work. Any ide

    I wouldn't rule out the bulbs! My newly acquired 70 S had many lights that didn't work too. There were 2 problems 1) burnt out bulbs and 2) the copper contacts at the bottom of the sockets were tarnished and also not providing enough spring force against the bulb to keep good contact. I cleaned them up and bent the contact forward a bit by reaching in with a dental pick and pulling out. Worked great.


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    Re: Fuse box covers

    Thanks for the help RsexS. I'll be out poking around in the next couple of nights. Wish me luck!


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