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Hi, we are gong to be taking off our taillights and try to sort out why a) left side does not work [at all], b) right side that does work not sequential, is that because the left side is not working, does the right side control both sides like with a sierra or escort [no comments plse about my other fords].
Is the motor relatively easy to repair, or am I going to have to order parts from USA.
I don't suppose they make IC's that would do the same thing, in this modern age of technology?
May I pick your brains when I get hopelessly stuck?
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Hi Dayle, I have a sequential system wiring diagram for the 67 only...I doubt that it would be the same but ask away anyway. As rbaney said...Cougars Unlimited is a good site for troubleshooting sequentials.

As for the sequential motor, what is its present condition? Does it work at all?

They do make an electronic version of the sequential system and it works just fine. Most Cougar parts vendors have them...check out the links section.
 

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Thanks guys, have got the page saved under my Cougar file, which is growing bigger by the minute. We have had lousy weather, gale force winds and rain, so have not had a chance to check the motors out, to be honest, still have to locate them, if they are still there.
 

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Well I think our problem of how to fix the motor is solved.......there is no ##@// motor, just a big mess of wires and installation tape. Wait till I find the PO that did this....!
So, now I'm wondering if there is anyone who can make up something like the electronic one you spoke about here locally, surely there must be, otherwise I am going to the local tech. college, and will give it to them to work out as a term project.
Well, it can't hurt to try..:(
 

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Well its an option to consider, I read thru all the stuff about the lights, then decided to search the web for a diagram on how to make them, many hours and a whopping headache later I have only found one site that may be of some assistance, well, its got a more detailed diagram than anyone else, you probably all know it, Thunderbird ranch. http://www.tbirdranch.com/sequencer.html,
I am going to print it and give it to a friend of ours who is way more electrically minded than I am and see what he thinks, for all I know the parts are available here.
Will let you have an update if anything positive comes thru.
Cougar's going in on Monday for her derust/respray, still have not decided on a colour, we are now stopping people in the street asking for the colour codes of their cars, the colours we like that is.
 

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Bruter

Heres what is left of my "sequential lights". Hate PO's.
 

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A real chop job, did you get a chance to check out that site at thrunderbird ranch?
 

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Answer re problems with the "Thunderbird Ranch"

In answer to your problem re "Unable to Display the Page", just go to the Home page for the Thunderbird Ranch (http://www.tbirdranch.com/), then scroll down the left hand margin until you find the heading "Sequential Signal Lights". At the end of this article is an offer for a fully electronic switching unit for $99.95. No doubt that may be the simplest solution to your switching problems.

There are a number of other articles on this site that may also be of interest to many of our members.
 

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Just get rid ot the comma after html on the link and it'll work. Good page, I bookmarked it and made it available off-line.
 

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Sorry about the comma, that was my error.
Rob, I would ovbiously prefer to get the unit but at our exchange rate its too expensive, it would be the equilavent of spending $900 on it.
 

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Check this out!

Hi Dayle ..... it's the other Dale here :D

Hey check this out....might be something to look at considering where you are starting from....:confused:

http://www.webelectricproducts.com/products.htm

Good luck whatever you decide to do.

Dale
 

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Hi Dale
Thanks for the site, have checked it out, altho their prices are cheaper than other sites it still works out as very expensive.

"might be something to look at considering where you are starting from...."

Starting from, do you mean country or wiring.
South Africa if country, and the PO cut all the wires and took out the motor, so I am starting from scratch re motor, but at least I still have the wires
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Dayle
 
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