A guide to using a London black taxi as a family car
They are relays, not sure what for though, maybe one is for the starter. I will find out. Dave from Taxi-Mart.co.uk
HiI suspect that the two on the left are relays (typically for the lights plus any other relatively high powered electrics eg rear screen heater) and the one on the right may well be a flasher unit - easy to check - just stick the indicator on and have a listen, then repeat with the hazard warning lights (they usually have a separate flasher unit)hope that helpsFletch
Aah - flasher unit is interesting cos I think it's playing up a bit - now i can go and find a replacement.. thanks Fletch
The two larger relays on the left are glow plug relays,the one on the right is a starter motor relay ,which controlled by an inhibitor switch earth which in turn is governed by the gear knob
One thing I have found is that the multi plug connectors at the rear of the engine can give all sorts of faults if the contacts inside corrode.The glow plug system is relatively complicated and dirty connections can make the engine perform badly when cold.
Bypass the ignition glowplug system and get a manual button fitted ( you need a strong relay wired in aswell ) then you simply hold the button in manualy on cold starts and get the glowplugs to warm up the bores.This way you get a good start easily without wearing the battery down.Cabman Martin
The relay on the right (nearest the washer bottle) is for the inhibitor switch/starter motor.It is energised via the ignition switch and the switch on the gearbox to ensure the starter will only go in neutral or park.(that switch costs £70!).It all seems overcomplex,just more stuff to go wrong.
i agree one is the starter relay! if like me your shopping come out of tesco go to start your beloved taxi and the starter wont do nothing or engage. dont bother to call rac etc they have no clue of how to fix it!!!. so why charge 240 a year for complete service!!. luckly i have tinkerd with cars motorbikes, for 30 odd years!! dont fret!!! so if you get stuck with no starter firstly check ur battery some times it is that if not get urself a couple of metres of decent thick red wire and a boat starting button internet or a boat charldery if one is near. you attach one to the live batt terminal mount the starting button nxt to ignition run to live on starter bobs ur uncle she starts ours has been fitted for three years now still perfect cuz i coulnt be arsed messing about with sourcing three used relays as they all seemed fine anyway,but if like me youve found it near impossible to get much information on anything to do with lti fairway 95, no manuals etc there is one on the internet with a bit of surfing ,