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Schematics, diagrams and shop drawings.

Post by Leatherneck » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:26 pm

What helps me a lot is having a schematic or drawing to show me what goes where. Maybe some others have a better idea but I like to draw out where headlights, relays, tailights, switches etc. go before I start running wire. So if anybody has any schematics,diagrams or drawings that you use that might be helpful to others post them up.



Here are some wiring schematics and diagrams that you may or may not use. Don't think copywright is a problem.

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David58bug wrote:
Thanks timmy
Here ya go this should be at the beginning of the thread, before any diagrams. I think it would help everyone read the diagrams. You should start a new sticky and lock it so the info will be useful.

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Ok here Wiring Posted by Leatherneck in Clickable Links. :lol:
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Relay conversion from 2 Element Stop/Turn to 1 Element
Aftermarket (Chinese) Turn Signal Wiring
Tach Wiring for Standard Electronic Ignition Systems
Basic System with Alternator & Toggle Ignition Switch
Basic System with Alternator with stock Ignition switch
Regulator Wiring for Generators
Headlight Relay for Dimmer
Wiring for Generators
How to OHM out a Ignition Coil
Basic Alternator Wiring
4 Wire Alternator Wiring


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Relay conversion from 2 Element Stop/Turn to 1 Element
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Aftermarket (Chinese) Turn Signal Wiring
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Tach Wiring for Standard Electronic Ignition Systems
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Basic System with Alternator & Toggle Ignition Switch
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Basic System with Alternator with stock Ignition switch
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Regulator Wiring for Generators
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Headlight Relay for Dimmer
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Wiring for Generators
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How to OHM out a Ignition Coil
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Basic Alternator Wiring
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4 Wire Alternator Wiring
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David58bug wrote:Understanding and reading wiring diagrams

What do all those symbols, letters, and numbers mean on the diagram.

What do those Symbols Mean?

How do I Read a Diagram?

How are the Components Labeled on a Diagram?

Wiring Diagram Legend

Typical Fuse Box Layout


Wiring Diagrams Posted by Leatherneck

Relay conversion from 2 Element Stop/Turn to 1 Element
Aftermarket (Chinese) Turn Signal Wiring
Tach Wiring for Standard Electronic Ignition Systems
Basic System with Alternator & Toggle Ignition Switch
Basic System with Alternator with stock Ignition switch
Regulator Wiring for Generators
Headlight Relay for Dimmer
Wiring for Generators
How to OHM out a Ignition Coil
Basic Alternator Wiring
4 Wire Alternator Wiring


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Basic Power Circuits
Ignition Circuit
Starter Circuit
Charging Circuit VW
Turnsignal Circuit VW
Brake Lamp Circuit VW
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SemaphoreTurnSignalWiring
Typical Buggy Wiring Diagram
EFI Wiring Diagram
Starting Motor Trouble Shooting Chart

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Alternator Wiring Guide

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Generator to Alternator
71 Wiring Loom
Outback Wiring Diagram



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Starter Wiring
Alternator Wiring
Ignition Wiring
FI Wiring
Turn Signal Wiring


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WildKids Wiring
Primary Circuit Wiring

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Post by MNAirHead » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:43 pm

Please post any diagragms, scans or pix that you (or anyone) may find helpful

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Post by James Buchan » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:01 pm

This is where I turn to when I need a schemetic:

http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/index.html

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Post by 2088 bob » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:38 am

the above pics have just about hit all the major catagories this is an excellent starting point ,for some one thinking about wiring a car from scratch

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Post by MNAirHead » Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:20 am

bob..

Are there any other sources..

I've always suggested the How to Build a Dune buggy because their drawings do not include schematic lingo diagragms... it shows you how to build a loom from bulk wire.

How to Build a Dune Buggy - Earl Duty
If you're new to offroad (or VWs) this book is an easy read. The perspective is how to go to a swap meet, select parts and build a sand rail. Overall, it has the easiest "how to wire it" without a kit diagragm and instructions out there. If you're not good with schematics, this is the book for you.

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I heard rumor (sorry "rumour" -- Cannuck "humour") that there was a HP Books publication that used Dubs and Ford pintos for the diagragms..

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Post by 2088 bob » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:42 am

You heard correctly tim, the book is HP books automotive electrical hand book written by Jim Horner

this is my #1 recommendation for some one considering wiring a car from scratch it covers layout ,panel building,picking the right wire gauge etc. i have several copies of this which i lend out to people who are seriously considering doing the job themselves

And yes Tim he does use vw And small ford components as references

another very good book on the subject is Hot Rod Wiring by Tim Remus and Dennis Overholser but a little aside here Dennis Overholser works for or did work for painless wiring so he is somewhat biased toward the product which is understandable don't get me wrong good product good advice contained in this book available from amozon .com

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Post by david58 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:50 pm

Starting Motor Trouble Shooting Chart

http://home.clara.net/hallvw/starter.htm
Thanks to Volkswagen AG for this extract from a VW Workshop Manual


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Post by david58 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:15 pm

Push Button Starter Wiring
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Speedy Jim wrote:Yes, the wiring as you described is OK.

The speedo needs to be grounded, for the Hi-Beam indicator
and for the back lighting. The OIL/GEN/TURN bulbs don't
require ground. Just run a thin wire from the speedo mounting
to any convenient chassis ground.

In its simplest form, the alternator wiring looks like this.
(More alternator info on my web site.)

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Post by david58 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:52 pm

Hot, humid air is less dense than cooler, drier air. This can allow a golf ball to fly through the air with greater ease, as there won't be as much resistance on the ball.

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Post by david58 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:07 pm

Hot, humid air is less dense than cooler, drier air. This can allow a golf ball to fly through the air with greater ease, as there won't be as much resistance on the ball.

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Post by david58 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:55 pm

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The alamrs & buzzer shown above are wired to the headlight switch with the red or positive side. The ground
side is wired to the key switch IGN post. These alarms have built in diodes, power only flows through them
one way, so when you have power on both wires, or just the ground wire, they do nothing. But kill power
to the ground with the lights on, they will sound off.

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Post by david58 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:18 pm

http://www.bussmann.com/shared/products/catalogs/
There is some valuable info here to download. I am glad I ran across this site.
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