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Smith's Far Code

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:56 am
by kendall
Hello everyone,

I have a 1975 spider and found this box on the passenger side panel above the map pocket. It says Smith's 274 Far Code 1101. The only hits that come up on google are for jaguar forums where they say it's a door buzzer.

Is this a door buzzer in the Fiat as well? The wiring diagram really does not show that many wires going to the door buzzer so I'm not sure what I've got.

Thanks for the info if you have any.

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:29 am
by atruscott
It’s a Seatbelt Interlock logic box - more than just a buzzer - usually fitted to British classics (Jaguar, Jensen, Triumph etc). No idea how it ended up on your spider.... but I did find one referenced as a part for a 128 ....

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:03 pm
by Slipcased
I have similar on both my 76s.

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:47 am
by kendall
Hm, this car just gets stranger and stranger. I took a look at the 128 wiring diagrams and I did find one that mentioned that early 1975 models had the Smith system used, but no other notes. I suppose the same was true for the 124. The interlock has already been disengaged, so I'm not worried about it, but it would be nice to find out how it works if something did come up.

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:15 am
by bartigue
They were very much added on after assembly and documented as such. It may be this was a replacement for a broken one of another type - the failure rate in these interlock systems was high.

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:42 pm
by fiatrn
Here is the Smiths on my '74 124 Spider. The wiring for it was present on the diagram, and it was easy to defeat by closing the circuits that go to the seat sensors.

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 pm
by kendall
Thanks for the replies. That was going to be my next question, do these show up on the wiring diagrams at all. I just found it on the coupe and TC 1974 diagrams. It's number 189 if anyone cares. I assume it was wired the same way. At least now I can learn how to pull it out if I want to.

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:29 pm
by atruscott
If you look in the library - I think there's an official fiat publication on them. .... and if you look in the service letters, an official fiat publication on how to disable them :)

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:50 pm
by paulc
Fiatrn,
What's the lever looking thing to the left of the Smith box?

Re: Smith's Far Code

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:09 pm
by andy
Fresh air vent flapper.

Early spiders have vent from the cowl to the cockpit.