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    MX-5 Sidelights without pop-ups?

    Anyone know a version of the S13 sidelight trick for a MkI to stop the pop-ups coming up when you switch the sidelights on?

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    Gaffer tape the lights down

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    Thanks Jeff

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    Yeah, you can stick a diode in one the connectors...

    Autolink do a kit with instructions for a couple of quid

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    Thanks Jonny, can't find it on their website though?

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    http://www.autolinkmx5.com/flash-to-...6-mk1-83-p.asp

    Although that's the relay for popping the lights up when you flash the headlights - think I was getting confused

    this may be more relevant - seems there's a dim/dip relay that you can remove to stop the lights popping up on sidelight..

    http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/forum/forums/t/193.aspx

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    What like sleepy eye thing?
    Don't you just shorten the rods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itrhondaboy View Post
    What like sleepy eye thing?
    Don't you just shorten the rods?
    Nope - on early cars the lights pop up when you turn the sidelights on, even though the headlights aren't lit up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    Nope - on early cars the lights pop up when you turn the sidelights on, even though the headlights aren't lit up..
    I'm confused, what's this thread wanting? My headlights pop up on side light, but that's where my side lights are??

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    Don't you have side lights next to the indicators, in the same cluster?

    IIRC early cars had both dim headlights and side lights at once, you can remove the relay to stop the headlights popping up and just use the lights in the indicators cluster..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    Don't you have side lights next to the indicators, in the same cluster?

    IIRC early cars had both dim headlights and side lights at once, you can remove the relay to stop the headlights popping up and just use the lights in the indicators cluster..


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    Those holes below your headlights are where the indicator/sidelight units usually sit. Where are your front indicators then?

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    I see it hasn't got them
    It was bought like that
    I'm putting some on the wing mirrors

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    That's nice and legal

    Don't think it would pass an MOT with indicators just in the wing mirrors either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny View Post
    That's nice and legal

    Don't think it would pass an MOT with indicators just in the wing mirrors either.
    Erm I think it would it's completely legal as long as it clearly displays to on coming traffic that your indicating it does the job

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    I reckon it would be iffy - if you are at a junction indicating right, traffic from the left won't have a hope in hell's chance of seeing your right hand wing mirror... PM Chris on here and see what he thinks

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    Not legal at all. You can have the side repeaters on the mirrors but you need to have some on the front of the car too.

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    Hmm I'll look into it then
    Last edited by itrhondaboy; 08-04-2012 at 09:22.

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    good lad, if i had known you could have bought mine as ill be buying some clear smoked indicators for mine soon

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