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marcphil2

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Late Series 2 Spider dash lights
« on: November 12, 2022, 07:27:43 PM »
I have noticed that my centre panel 4-light cluster is not the same as many other series 2 spiders.

My car is a 1976 model which seems to vary from both the (LHD) owner's manual, and also on most other cars which I have looked at, in that it has an amber blower light located in the 4-light cluster, rather than a blue high beam warning.

My speedo carries the blue high beam warning light rather than the blower warning light, so it seems odd that Jaeger would have run such a very limited production run of differently labeled speedos, to perhaps satisfy a uniquely Australian requirement.

Also I am now unsure of the positioning of each light, since I recently had them all out to refurbish the dash.

From memory they should be;
  Top/left - Red - Choke,              top/right - Red -  Low Oil Pressure
  Low/left - Green - Parking Lights, low/right - blue - High beam (or for older spiders - amber - Blower)

I have looked at numerous pics online and there seems to be some variation (perhaps caused by similar memory loss to mine)

It would be good to find out if anyone really knows for sure.

« Last Edit: December 03, 2022, 07:08:02 PM by marcphil2 »
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1976
2000 Spider Veloce
HTB 904
Farina Blue

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Re: Late Series 2 Spider dash lights
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2022, 05:15:57 PM »
Further thoughts on this topic:

It would appear that both the wiring diagram and owner's manual present the same warning lights layout, but only for LHD.

For RHD, I note that all of the instruments follow a reverse order so it would have made sense to have also reversed the warning lights.

However, as far as I can tell these to not appear to have been "mirrored" as with all of the instruments

So I think the layout as described above is the original layout for both left and right hand drive, with the interchange of high beam and blower warnings being unique to the very last of the Australian imports.
Original Owner
1976
2000 Spider Veloce
HTB 904
Farina Blue