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MG TD TF 1500 - Orientation map lights TF
|What is the orientation of the map lights above the dashboard?|
Are they facing to each other (to the middle of the car) or outwards (to the doors)?
I have a new wiring loom and the cables are long enough for both ways. The old wiring loom is a self made so it gives me no clue.
|John van den Boorn|
I think you might need a forum for the newer MGF, our TFs dont have map lights
|Yes they do, though the issue here might be nomenclature - they are under the rolled edge along the top of the dash.|
|Dave H is correct, TFs (1953-1955) had a pair of Map Lights under the|
upper dashboard. Matt Magilton will be able to indicate which way they were oriented originally as his TF1500 is untouched in many areas,including the Map Light brackets,Map Lights etc. Not depicted
in any Handbook, Manual ..............
|I don't think it matters. Try them both ways, see which works best for you.|
|John, the map lights face in towards each other, they light up over the glove boxes.|
Regards, Don TF 4887 "Figaro' TC 1736 "Sibelius'
|Don is correct. Bulbs should be pointing outwards (towards the doors).|
This is a picture of M. Magilton's original TF. Keep in mind the orientation of this picture, the passenger grab handle is on the left and steering wheel is on the right on his car.
I knew this topic was discussed just recently. It was in the 2016 archive "TF dashboard wiring".
|Wow, i never knew these existed !!|
Thanks fer the teachin'
|The bottom of page 12 of the MG Midget (Series TF and TF 1500) Operation Manual illustrates the location & operation of the map light (although not the bulb's directional orientation).|
|Yes, both facing outward on my car.|
I think Don Walker is indicating his Map Light globes face inward toward one another i.e. both globes face away from the doors?
Matt M and your own TF both have the globes facing outward ie.toward the doors.
Just checked my TF 1250 and they are also facing outward. although of course the car has been fully rebuilt.
|Just installed mine a week of two ago. The position was based on info from Matthew.|
|and the brackets (4) that hold the wires. I had to manufacture these.|
|Mant thanks for your answers, today they will go in the car facing outwards.|
|John van den Boorn|
Congrats. on getting things right. Keep the enquiry coming.
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