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PostSubject: wires under the dash, need help   Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:10 pm

hello people im in the middle of putting in some gauges(boost/temp)and need to know which wires to connect to as i dont carry any test equipment.i need to know the 12v+ ignition switch and 12v lighting to connect to.i am probably gonna mount clocks on the right of the dash near the door post so i will probably run the wires down the side of the dash.dont want to be drilling the dash to bits affraid .cheers in advance Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: wires under the dash, need help   Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:35 pm

Can't you just the same probe you used earlier for checking all those ECU fault codes!!! Embarassed Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: wires under the dash, need help   Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:19 pm

heh heh Razz i just read mine with a paper clip.the rest of the post was what i grabbed through trawling through hours of pap just to get info that maybe usefull to others with different ecu`s.i have a battery tester that tells me my battery is ok so i presume its above 11v.there were other bits i came across that gave you voltages for sensors and the like so you could check them yourself with a volt meter i.e fuel/air ratio,throttle position but seeing as ive never owned one it made for a bit of serious reading and the old bonce was starting to ache confused .it probably made more sense to a leccy or mech but not your part time babbler like me Very Happy .i tried to keep it simple,thought if i can understand it there must be 250+ others that must be able to also Very Happy .DISCLAIMER........ i would like to point out also that i dont endorse shoving paper clips into places silent with electrical currents unless you know what you are doing Crying or Very sad .after all we wouldnt want to be a member down Shocked ..........hmmm Idea ...........member down...........spares.......... Twisted Evil ahh what the hell go for it,knock yourselves out Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: wires under the dash, need help   Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:09 pm

NOOOOOOO... need all the members. Dont kill anyone !
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PostSubject: Re: wires under the dash, need help   Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:10 pm

Hey, I'm just pokin' fun. Your stuff on the fault codes is a great find.

I'm not where my van is at the moment or I could take a quick look for you.
I just use a cheap test light with a sharp probe. I think it was "blackspur" brand as found on market stalls and £shops, or Draper ones are very common too. Around £1 to £5 for a basic one.
You earth the lead to the chassis somewhere and then start poking the wires until you get a live one. If it goes live/dead when you turn the keyon /off then that's your "acc" live, or turn a notch further and you'll find the "Ign" live wire somewhere too.
Switch on the lights and go probing again. The next one that's live is the lights, and so on. A bulb, piece of wire and a nail does the same job.
When you find your wires you can splice in a feed with a scotchlock connector. For something important or exterior you might want to solder it and wrap with amalgamating tape. Give it a go. Every day's a school day.
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PostSubject: Re: wires under the dash, need help   Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:24 pm

cheers for the advice al cheers i know ya was avin a laff i just didny want anyone to think i was an electrical wizz,gonna have to get down motorworld for a cheap tester,just thought someone might have been there and done that,and i was gonna get an easy answer like "just look for the red un near..".gonna have to become aufait with the tester Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: wires under the dash, need help   Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:02 pm

I had a quick look. Mine's a 95 3.0TD camper.
Acc, first click, is thick blue with red trace
Ign, next click, warning lights on dash, is thick black/yellow trace
Side lights is thin plain green.
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PostSubject: Re: wires under the dash, need help   Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:27 pm

thanks very much will be taking a closer look hopefully 2moz.cheers Very Happy
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