Dash wiring- where should these go

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#1 Dash wiring- where should these go

Post by Ausjacko » Sat May 23, 2020 8:09 am

Hi All
Starting on the left to RHD conversion on the SII. When I took the car apart these two wires (wrapped in black electrical tape and outlined in yellow) were bound up as shown behind the centre panel.

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I have unteased the bundle sufficient to work out the 'reddish' wire goes to fuse 8 with other purple connections. The other braided wire (the colour which has long gone) seems to be connected to black in another part so I suspect it is earth.
Can anyone helps with what these two wires should be connected to? They are rather long so am thinking perhaps cigar lighter but I don't actually know.
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Jacko

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#2 Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

Post by johnetype » Sat May 23, 2020 8:35 am

Yes, they are the wires for the cigar lighter.
John

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#3 Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

Post by Ausjacko » Sat May 23, 2020 8:43 am

Thanks John.

Do I chance my welcome and ask about another two rogue wires I have?

These are through the firewall from the centre dash area, in a black plastic 'tube' Red/grn and Green. The connectors have gone and they were just hanging when I got her as shown in the yellow circle:

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#4 Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

Post by rswaffie » Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 am

I suspect they are the reverse gear light wires - probably green/brown (rather than red)? and green
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#5 Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

Post by Ausjacko » Sat May 23, 2020 10:37 am

Excellent, thanks for that. Motor and gearbox were out but the time I received the car.
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#6 Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

Post by johnetype » Sat May 23, 2020 11:07 am

I agree with Richard, they are the wires for the reverse light switch on top of the gearbox.

They have no connectors because the reverse light switch itself has screw terminals on it to accept bare wire ends.
John

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#7 Re: Dash wiring- where should these go

Post by Ausjacko » Sat May 23, 2020 12:09 pm

Thanks all. Any sense on how long these wires should be from where they exit the main loom?
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