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Post by myredscimitar » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:30 pm

I have been driving SS1s for over ten years now, and every now and again still find out new little things about them.

About two weeks ago I went to take my 1400 out but found the battery completely flat. Put it on charge and took my 1600 instead. Couple of days later repeated, battery completely flat again having not been used since recharging. Back on charge, but then completely flat again when I next wanted to drive it.

Found some time to investigate this morning and learnt something new.

I found that the passenger side interior light was permanently on ( hadn't spotted this previously as it had been brighter ) hence repeated flat battery.

Poked around with the door switch, this turned the driver side interior light on/off but had a no effect on the passenger side. Had a closer look at the passenger side light and found that if you " rock " the fitting fore and aft it acts as a switch on the light. Something I had never found out before today.

I have been driving grandsons around a lot this summer holiday ( they both love SS1s ). One of them had obviously been fiddling and set the interior light to permanently on.

This is probably old news to most of you, but might be useful info for others sometime.

Keith


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Post by HarrySS1 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:37 pm

Within the first months of owning my 1600 i found it in the garage with a light glowing in the foot well.
A passenger had knocked it for me as well.
A lovely little feature!



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Post by myredscimitar » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:33 pm

You found it a lot quicker than I did :( :( :( :(


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Post by HarrySS1 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:53 pm

Dont feel bad, mine doesnt make it out of the garage!



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Post by Dave 6726 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:26 pm

myredscimitar wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:30 pm
I have been driving SS1s for over ten years now, and every now and again still find out new little things about them.
About two weeks ago..... found that if you " rock " the fitting fore and aft it acts as a switch on the light. Something I had never found out before today.
This is probably old news to most of you, but might be useful info for others sometime.
Keith
Found out about the same time as you, having been driving my SS1 for over 13 years. :oops:

Any advance on 13...……….? :shock:



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Post by henryp » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:53 am

I'll see your 13, and raise it to 26 1/2 years.
That's just on the current SS1. I had another one before that for a few years.


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Post by Dave 6726 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:28 pm

B****r!.......ex-pat Essex Boy beaten by resident EB! :shock:

....but when did you know about the courtesy light? :wink:



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Post by henryp » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:00 pm

Dave, I learnt about the courtesy light straight away (sorry to say, in untypical man fashion, I must have read the b****y manual!)


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Post by Dave 6726 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:47 pm

That's all I needed to know: I'm a typical man...……..!
(I've had a manual in the box file for 13 years, and still never read it cover to cover. Ho hum) :roll:



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