Question : I HAVE a 40-year-old car which is in good
running order. The body and gear are in excellent condition except that the headlights are
rather weak and the indicator lights only function when the headlights have been switched
How I can rectify this problem?
With age, probably the electrical contacts have
corroded and even the earthing of the battery to
the body is not very good.
I would suggest that you check and clean all
your connections, multi-pin connectors and
wherever there is an earthing connection.
For connectors, you can use CRC CO Contact
Cleaner, which does a very good job of cleaning
and wherever there is rust, you will need to sand
it off and spray with CO Cleaner before reassembling.
Look also at the bulbs themselves because with
age, they tend to get dimmer.
Your indicators are not working when the head-
lights are on because there is too much voltage
drop for them to work, which also points to bad