MOT’d… Just in time

So…  Happy days, the car passed its MOT – third time lucky. All the previous fails were on the indicator flash rate after the LED conversion. MOT actually expires tomorrow so that is the closest I have run it for a while. As usual multiple advisories,  including a nail in one of the tyres (which have had a good innings to be fair) and, more annoyingly perhaps, some flex in the front shocks. Not all that long since I got these Protech units & had hoped they would last longer – perhaps not handling the comedy speed humps in the office car park so well, or the four potholes in the first 500m from the office. Seem to remember some good feedback on Gaz Golds on the Forum so will investigate. Maybe another trip to TopCats on the horizon…

A lottery win would be quite useful at this point.

Flashman to the rescue!

With just three more days until the MOT expires, the hyperflashing issue had to be resolved today. Que the cavalry in the form of Colin, the auto electrician used by SP Automotive to wire up my new rear light pods when the car was being resprayed. What a fantastic chap! Came to my home first thing Saturday & didn’t take long to confirm that the Pin Out on the Ford Indicator relay is not industry standard, which explains why none of the five (!) LED relays bought from various sources ever worked. Curse you, Ford! Colin cannabilised one of the relays & rewired the three connections to the correct pins on a second LED indicator  relay which was then located 10cm away under the steering column cowel. This fixed the hyperflashing! Phew!!! Nice to meet someone who really knows their stuff… Thank you Colin!

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