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I’ve never had an ignition light on our tachometer. When I removed the tach, I found the expected opening in the bottom, however it looks nothing like the other light mounts behind the instruments. I did find a taped off loose white wire coming across from the ignition switch, and another taped off wire coming out of the harness. Now what?
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Larry
Oh, it’s a 1957 BN4
 

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Referring to the wiring diagram - ignition "No Charge Warning Lamp" powered by a white wire from the ignition switch via the starter solenoid; yellow wire from the voltage regulator 'D' terminal.
 

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Hi everyone,
I’ve never had an ignition light on our tachometer. When I removed the tach, I found the expected opening in the bottom, however it looks nothing like the other light mounts behind the instruments. I did find a taped off loose white wire coming across from the ignition switch, and another taped off wire coming out of the harness. Now what?
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If that loose wire coming out of the harness is yellow and coming from the D terminal of the voltage regulator (AKA Control Box), the ignition light connects to it and the white wire. It does not connect to ground.
 
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Well, that’s it. Both wires were white, but upon further searching, the wire coming in from the D was yellow, spliced to a white. So my second white was really yelllow. Thanks. No ground?
 

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No ground; the light lights based on the difference in voltage between the white ignition wire and no voltage from the yellow D wire. If the voltage is the same in both wires, the generator is functioning and the light is out.
 
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Thanks John, that makes sense. And Steve, talked to Toms Import and will order the diagram. Thanks!
 
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No ground; the light lights based on the difference in voltage between the white ignition wire and no voltage from the yellow D wire. If the voltage is the same in both wires, the generator is functioning and the light is out.

Explains why you can't use an LED for the ignition light; however, I did so for years and it seemed to work (no idea why). I put a bulb back in a couple years ago.
 
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Hi all, wiring solved, dash wiring all repaired or replaced as needed, except for the ignition warning light. I cannot source the socket for the light. Talked to Moss and they sent me the light fitting for the gas gauge, which would be like trying to put a cat into a bucket of water. Can anyone tell me a source for this socket?
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Larry
 

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Hi all, wiring solved, dash wiring all repaired or replaced as needed, except for the ignition warning light. I cannot source the socket for the light. Talked to Moss and they sent me the light fitting for the gas gauge, which would be like trying to put a cat into a bucket of water. Can anyone tell me a source for this socket?
Thanks!
Larry

Did you try British Wiring?
 
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No I didn’t, thanks!
 
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