300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights???

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300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights???

Post by michaelc » Fri 10 May, 2019 9:07 am

Hi

Regarding my 1980 300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights:

I have had the covers off both of them and the bulbs seem to be good but I am unable to work out how to turn them on / what turns them on

Does anyone have any knowledge that might 'shed some light' on this little mystery?

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Re: 300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights???

Post by tsharkey » Fri 10 May, 2019 9:50 am

Hi Michael,
Welcome aboard. They come on only when in reverse.

I suspect the neutral start switch on the trans is faulty. Using a volt meter, do you get +12v when in reverse ? If not, then its the switch.

I wouldn't bother getting a replacement - There is an excellent repair thread by David -aka Pastelgrey300D which I have used.

http://ozbenz.net/viewtopic.php?t=7711
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Re: 300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights???

Post by michaelc » Sun 12 May, 2019 11:05 am

Brilliant

Tnx!!!
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Re: 300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights???

Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 13 May, 2019 10:55 am

Fog lights work by pulling the light switch out (only works in the parking light position from memory).

First notch is front fog lights only, second notch is front and rears. The orange dot in the middle of the switch should light up as well (there's a small 1.5 watt T5 wedge bulb behind the knob).

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Re: 300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights???

Post by michaelc » Mon 13 May, 2019 5:15 pm

Thanks

That is really useful

BTW - is the lights knob supposed to illuminate when the lights are on?
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Re: 300 TD Wagon Rear Reversing / Fog Lights???

Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 13 May, 2019 5:18 pm

No, the knob only illuminates when the rear fog light is on, i.e. when it's pulled out to the second notch.
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