by Tony Holt (Kings Lynn Capri Club)
Changing from the two-
Now is a good time to check the six-
The rest of the tracing goes like this;-
Find the two tracks which go to multiple differing items around the pod, these are the earth lines. Mark their connector points. Next find the track that goes to all the bulbs and mark its connector point 'illumination'. Carry on working round each connector point until they are all identified on the drawing of the plug hole.
IMPORTANT! Work out NOW how the drawing relates to the plug and remember this for later. Once all the points are accounted for you should have:
Now repeat the process for the two-
Disconnect the battery now. Dismantle the dash to the point where you can ease the pod forward. Disconnect the Speedometer cable and tilt the top of the pod towards you until you can see the connector plug.
Examination of the plug reveals 'SHOCK HORROR' only twelve connectors. So create a new sketch with the SAME orientation as before, again to prevent problems later. At this point the plan deviates slightly in that before identifying what each connector point does it is necessary to mark the colour of the currently fitted wire onto the drawing for each connector point. Once this is done, remove the plug and retire with the pod to somewhere more comfortable and repeat the tracking and marking process.
Now there are two drawing which are very similar and by comparing them they should reveal (if all has gone well) that eleven of the connection points on the ‘two-
What you do now is to mark on the six-
When you're convinced you've got it right it is time to put your money where your mouth is and transfer the wires to the six-
Repeat until the two-
Now is a good time to fit the oil pressure adaptor -
Time for a test!
Fit the plug to the new pod and reconnect the battery………
No fumes/fires/blown fuses? Great!
Now switch on the ignition and check warning lights and gauges for correct operation/indication.
All correct? Good! Then switch off.
Connect the oil pressure pipe to the gauge -
"DRIVERS START YOUR ENGINES!" ahem, start up the engine and check that everything on the pod is responding correctly AND the oil pipe isn't dribbling onto your (newly cleaned?) carpet. If there have been any problems, recheck the wiring, if necessary using the multimeter and long wire to find both ends of each loom wire.
Once all is well, rebuild the dash and give the car a run checking the water temp, which should read similarly to its predecessor. If not try one of the other senders available -
Wiring up the Ammeter:
I did it but I'm not convinced of its worth. If you really want to do it then make up two wires;-
Connect one to the 'charging' side of the power system -
This will show movement as a plus or minus element (i.e. charging and discharging). If it is backwards, swap the wires around. To be honest a voltmeter in this position would be far more useful, and if I work out how to do it I'll get into print again.
So there it is.
If I haven't lost you along the way then there's a very good chance you'll do it without problems. GOOD LUCK.
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