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Old 01-07-2020, 08:10 PM   #591
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01.07.2020

Tested the flasher and headlight relays direct from the battery and both seem good.
Will continue to chase.

Regarding the test socket in the back of the van, do you leave it or remove it?
Loads of wires going to and from it and mine looks to have been removed once then scotch locked back in (shudder)??

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Jan-Eriks "Grävservice" = Excavation/Digging Service. Nice to see parts from my homeland have made it across

Hope they work well!
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Jan-Eriks "Grävservice" = Excavation/Digging Service. Nice to see parts from my homeland have made it across

Hope they work well!
Cheers - Sweden way I think?
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One of my old school mates now lives near Gothenburg and he's always sending me piccies of old cars sitting abandoned. No splits anymore but quite a few signwritten bay pickups. I'd go and get one if it wasn't a 2600 miles round trip from here.
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One of my old school mates now lives near Gothenburg and he's always sending me piccies of old cars sitting abandoned. No splits anymore but quite a few signwritten bay pickups. I'd go and get one if it wasn't a 2600 miles round trip from here.
Road trip next year then
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04.06.2020

Spent a good few hours this afternoon looking at my wiring issue - still no joy.
With a spare battery I directly connected the flasher unit to it and it worked so I know that it is good.

Carried out a resistance test, connected the battery live terminal up but disconnected the earth then connected the earth to my multimeter and touched an earth point with the other probe - no resistance which I believe means no earth leak?

Something I did notice, if I hold the multimeter positive probe on the bottom of the fusebox with negative probe to earth, it shows 12 volts. If I then turn something on (flasher unit, lights etc) the voltage drops to nothing - WTF?
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Had an hour to spare and decided to check if what is plugged into the fuse box for the leisure battery (I don’t have one though) works so hooked up the cable to the main battery.

Here is the leisure battery fuse box:



And, the head unit worked and Ihave tunes - the speakers are under the dash and 2 in the back near the rear door:



So - something electrical does work in the van
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06.07.2020

YEAH

Got the electrics sorted

In the end, today I removed every connector from the fuse box that I could and removed all the relays.
Decided to start with the emergency flasher as this is powered even when the ignition is off. Connect the main cable from the battery to the fuse box. Insert all the relays then disconnect the earth that jumps from the flasher to the other switches (wipers and lights). Connected the cables from the flasher to the fusebox and………….. Same shit - drop in voltage and the relay going bananas.

Checked the fuse box and noticed that connected to the same connector as the main battery cable was a cable to the lights relay so unplugged this……. The flasher worked!
Put the cable back that I had just removed and the flasher still worked….!!!

Slowly started to add each switch in turn and constantly checked until everything was connected.
Only thing that didn’t work but was an easy fix was when the sidelight/headlights were on, the offside rear light wasn’t on - remembered that one of the cables for this had lost its fitting and was loosely connected so went in the engine compartment and touched it properly and the light came on so need to get a connector for it and solder on.

Didn’t test the brake or reverse lights yet. Will need a partner in crime to test the brake lights.

So - all good. Phew.

On to the next phase
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