When a new 3 Wheeler ships to the U.S. from the factory, it comes with a European “Fog Lamp”. Now in America, a fog light is a yellow or clear light, facing forward, but across the pond it is a super bright RED light facing Backward!
The first time Beth and I tried to back into a parking space at night we realized just how much we needed a proper backup light. Red is one of the colors you have more difficulty seeing as you get a bit older….
Looking at the Morgan Parts book I noticed that the Australian specification car has just the clear light I needed.
First I had to remove the allens that hold the rear package tray in place to give me access to the rear wheel area.
The rear splash guard that protects the wiring at the rear is one complex piece of aluminum, 8 Phillips woods screws secure it.
Now we can access the wiring, and the plate to which the Fog Lamp is secured.
Next we disconnect the wiring connector, remove 4 more wood screws, and the mounting bracket is free.
Note the big heat sink at the back of the reversing lamp housing. And the way that Morgan machines the counter-sinks into the mounting bracket? The same way I would do it at home.
The new lamp comes with the proper spade connectors to insert into the existing plug, A bit of fiddling and the old ones are out and the new ones in, for a complete factory installed appearance.
A few wire ties to bundle everything up snugly, then re-assemble.
2 hours and 14 wood screws later and success!
Here is the result!
That lamp makes a big difference, good job👍
Nice write on on changing the “fog” lamp. It makes perfect sense.
The white lamp i used had the heat sinks on it and i suspect came from the same manufacturer ad the red one.