Wiring connection for a removable front....
Posted 01 November 2004 - 12:05 PM
the front is all off, and inner wings are cut back, and as soon as my bracebars and subframe mounts arrive ill be fitting them.
my next question is wiring....
from looking at it,it appears that i need to connect 8 wires, 4 for the headlights, and two for each indicator....
ive noticed that most people use a trailer socket and plug fo the connection, but these are only 7 pin so i dont see how it could work....
any help would be great, as my wiring is really a huge great mess right now, i have a feeling ill need to rewire the front lights totally, as my loom is the biggest mess imaginable
how do i connect it all up with a trailer plug?
from what i can see, it looks like each light has an earth, and then 1 wire for sidelights, 1 for dipped beam, and 1 for full beam, i know i can connect the two lights together, meaning 4 wires in total,plus 2 for each indicator....
how do i get this down to 7?
Posted 01 November 2004 - 05:19 PM
One for each light
Thats 6 in total
Posted 01 November 2004 - 05:46 PM
Posted 01 November 2004 - 07:04 PM
As Siggy says, you only need a single common earth and one core for each lamp group. Remember to put any extra driving or fog lamps on their own feed and not share the terminal with the main or dip beam. Also remember that the terminals and cables used need to be adaquate for the load you will draw accross them. The earth terminal especially needs to be able co carry the total load of the front end. Which could be as much as 530 watts from time to time, depending on how much lighting you have. That means around 45 amps, which is why the earth is usually carried straight through the body shell. You can always split the earth load back onto two terminals if you can't find a connector which is man enough for that.
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