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Members Buggies / Re: BIRTH OF A BUGGY CONTINUED
« Last Post by Paul1953 on October 21, 2019, 03:51:33 PM »
Here is a small device that allows you to instantly get an accurate reading of the current flowing through a vehicles fuse box... You simply remove an existing fuse and plug it into the fuse socket. Ideal in circumstance like mine where I am wiring from scratch using a mixture of both led and incadescent lighting. All led except for headlight main beam,dipped beam,sidelights and alternator charge light which are incadescent.

The tester is safe up to 20 amps maximum. This is a standard blade size but is available in micro blade size also. Think it cost me something like 20 or thereabouts and it has been worth every penny I paid for it. Surprisingly accurate also.

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Members Buggies / Re: BIRTH OF A BUGGY CONTINUED
« Last Post by Paul1953 on October 21, 2019, 03:39:57 PM »
Ok.. I`m back...  Hopefully in a position to continue.... Just know saying that will put the mikkas on things  ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up

Have had a lot of wiring floating about for a while so here is to getting things electrically sorted and operational.

Photo shows the indicator plus hazard system wiring that I have arrived at. A few words regarding my way of working first...  IVA dictates the need for compliant switches outside of the steering wheel exempt zone. Switch lenses have to be of the correct colour and with the stated "logo" relevant to the system the switch is used for. There has to be visible indication of the  system in it`s operating mode or multiple modes. I have opetd for a rocker switch for hazard warning. The current reproduction switch is iva compatible but the original "Lucas" switch is not. There are many different wiring options out there each dependent on the switch type used. I have used a 6 pin hazard switch that has two additional contacts for internal illumination. (I have utilised a resistor for switch illumination to allow the illumination to be less bright for "night" use and full brightness for indication of hazard operation. (So far this wiring achieves no "back emf feed" so I am hopefull no further mod will be rquired).
I have chosen a route resulting in more complex wiring that is probably usual in that I have nearside & offside wiring fused separately and also each lamp with the exception of the front indicator and repeater which share the same fuse. The wiring schematic wiring colours you see are just there for my use whilst I was scratching my head trying to obtain a full working system. For whatever reason IVA does not have any requirement to reach regarding wiring colours. Historically wiring was used as a solid colour for supplies etc and then a two colour wire from switches to switched item. There is a old school BS system for colours but this does not now cover all electrical items you find on modern vehicles.



You will see 2 relays in use. Both identical and in my case led compatible units as all lighting for this system is led. (Note led type relays have to be grounded to work). I have laid out things on the schematic that I hope allows you to see what wire goes from where to where. Make sure your 12voly "supply is ..... ignition switched for the indicator relay..... and permanently live for the hazard relay. (My relays came from Classic LED and they have the "old school" clicking noise that again is IVA required).

Note pin 2 on the hazard switch is unused. This is because of my twin brightness application. If you just want a switch that illuminates normally use this pin as the positive supply for the switch illumination bulb.
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VW Parts For Sale / Re: the yard is getting impossible to walk through sale
« Last Post by Big GP on October 20, 2019, 09:14:45 PM »
Hi Pete
Would you have any Brazilian steel rims?
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: new to site
« Last Post by Validwarlord on October 20, 2019, 04:36:11 PM »
Hi from Nottingham.

Welcome to the forum  ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: new to site
« Last Post by Jbug61 on October 20, 2019, 03:10:23 PM »
Hi welcome I'm from creeting st Peter couple of miles from stowmarket.
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: new to site
« Last Post by chrisbarker on October 18, 2019, 07:05:44 PM »
welcome mate
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: GP Buggy body number
« Last Post by chrisbarker on October 18, 2019, 07:04:43 PM »
welcome
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello
« Last Post by chrisbarker on October 18, 2019, 07:03:43 PM »
welcome buddy
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie
« Last Post by chrisbarker on October 18, 2019, 07:02:21 PM »
welcome mate
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie - Looking for a Tramp
« Last Post by chrisbarker on October 18, 2019, 07:00:46 PM »
Welcome matey
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