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#1 Spherix

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:26 PM

Hi everyone,

 

It's been years since I last posted, but have recently bought someone elses project to fix up again. Save to say it's quite a mess but as the body is finally off to the paintshop I'm trying to sort out the wiring. The shell is from the late 80's and the engine is from a 1996 Cooper SPI. The wiring loom seems to match the engine. Since i've always owned older Mini's and it's been some years since I took one apart there's quite a few wiring connectors that I cannot seem to identify.

 

The posted wiring diagrams don't offer a lot of help as I don't know what either side of the loom connects to as many wire colors come back often, hence I hoped people here would be able to identify the missing bits. I've posted them in an album right here, along with descriptions on where the plugs are located in the loom.

 

Thanks so much!


Edited by Spherix, 22 June 2020 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 11:48 AM

I can try and help, the 2ns picture showing the black wires with spade connectors, they go onto either side of the switch assembly. Those are the earth wires for that loom, they connect onto the switch body. You should see that 2 of the switches have bare connectors.

 

The bulb that is just out on its own in the 4th ? picture if indicator for N/S I think....

 

The multi bullet connectors are for the headlights and indicators...



#3 GraemeC

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:01 PM

Pic 1 - Black plug is heater, white plug is reverse light switch

Pic 2 - Feeds to lamp in switch - small spade terminals on side of switch body

Pic 3 - Not standard, could be stereo but is very heavy gauge wire.

Pic 4 - What are the wire colours?

Pic 5 - Blue connector - oil pressure sender; three black connectors - coil (although brown needs checking); big plug - alternator; ring terminal - starter motor

Pic 6 - Two ring connectors are earths to cross member 'triangle'

Pic 7 - Driving Lamps

Pic 8 - As above

Pic 9 - Relay for above

Pic 10 - Wiper motor - none standard connectors

Pic 11 - Connection to rear loom

Pic 12 - Black bullets - lights; fused connection - to driving lamp loom; purple/black - horn; ring terminal - starter; cant see wire colours on longer length with blue connectors

Pic 13 - Long white/purple is to door switches for interior light



#4 Spherix

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:36 AM

Superb! Thanks so much!

 

I do have some questions though, as:

 

Pic 1: The heater has it's own separate connectors: a green one with a flat plug and a black one with a round bullet plug; so I don't think these are the ones for the heater in all honesty.

Pic 4: has two wires: Green-white and purple

Pic 7: What do you mean with driving lamps: additional spotlights?

Pic 12's blue connectors have green-wite and black but a bit higher in the loom you can see additional ones poking out with green-red and black.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 08:56 AM

Pic 1: The heater has it's own separate connectors: a green one with a flat plug and a black one with a round bullet plug; so I don't think these are the ones for the heater in all honesty.

Lets not forget the loom doesn't match the car, so your heater may not have the right connectors for the later loom.  That plug on that loom is DEFINITELY for the heater - there is normally a short sub-loom from that up to the switch on the heater itself.

 

Pic 4: has two wires: Green-white and purple

I can't think off hand what this is.
- LGW is usually accessory live

- P is a (fused) permanent live

It could be power feed to the stereo

 

Pic 7: What do you mean with driving lamps: additional spotlights?

Yes, but not front fogs

 

Pic 12's blue connectors have green-white and black but a bit higher in the loom you can see additional ones poking out with green-red and black.

So they are indicator connections. GW is right hand and GR is left



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 10:46 AM

your wiringloom is not from a 96 mini though.. they don't have the in line fuses ( :D ), they also have an immobiliser.. 

If you need help, i probably dont live far away..

 

David



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:05 PM

Some SPi cars did - '96 was a cross-over between the 'traditional' 4 way fusebox & inline's and the multiway blade fusebox on the bulkhead (after which the fuses went inside the car with the MPi (and Jap spec TBi)).

 

But to be fair, the exact age of the loom doesn't really matter here.


Edited by GraemeC, 24 June 2020 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 02:45 PM

Hmm I get your point but don't fully agree. since there are different wiring looms. it's good to know what you have for later reference.

and its highly unlikely that its a 96 because its the 2 plug ECU..






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