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Old 4th December 2008, 12:48 PM
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Question Wiring Loom

Could anybody tell me what wiring looms they have been using.

I am looking at using the complete loom from the donor, and removing all the parts not needed.

I was wondering if I do this where is the best place to site the fuse box. If it is like the donor then it will be on top of the pedal box, or close to it.

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Old 4th December 2008, 03:40 PM
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I used the wiring loom from the donor Sierra, sited the fuse box within the bulkhead / firewall. it'll then be hidden by the dashboard. Took all the unnecessary sections off, its just time consuming and fiddly but well worth it.
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Old 4th December 2008, 04:31 PM
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spud69 - like your exhaust - where did you get that from?

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Old 4th December 2008, 04:33 PM
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Looking at your photos, the fuse box looks like it is set through the bulkhead. Are fuses accessable from with in the engine bay?

Did you retain the security module? If you did how did you get it to work without the central locking system? Have you got a hidden switch that only activates the immobiliser part of the system?

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Old 4th December 2008, 06:48 PM
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Exhaust - to keep costs cheap i re-used the existing 4 to 2 manifold from the sierra then turned the 2 into 1 so that it came out the side of the car instead of underneath. Then welded a 2" x 90 bend and some 2" steel pipe onto a 2" silencer off e-bay. Finished with a couple of coats of exhaust paint. Color scheme is orange and black so turned out pretty well all in for 40.

Fuse box - The lid to the fuse box is in the engine bay so is easily accessible. wrt to the security module as long as you remove the wiring loom with the central locking unlocked it will stay deactivated. I've then rivetted it to the bulkhead out the way.

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Old 5th December 2008, 08:03 AM
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Did you then just cut off the central locking wires, leaving only the two wires for the coil feed connected to the security module? Do you still need to leave the live feed & the earth conneted to the security module?

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Old 5th December 2008, 11:04 AM
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Andy - would be good to see a few more pics of your exhaust manfold arrangement if you can? What's the engine you're using? Is it a CVH?
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Old 5th December 2008, 03:58 PM
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I just cut the wires going to the central locking, but still left all connections going into the security module. Main reason being that i didn't fancy immobilising the engine by removing the wrong wires so just left them all in place except the wires were i was sure where they went. Maybe i was lucky the unit didn't shut down but its stayed live no problems yet.

Yes Jezzer it is the 1.8cvh, i'll take some pics later.

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Old 19th December 2008, 09:58 PM
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Andy - any chance of a few more pics of your manifold/exhaust?
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Old 19th December 2008, 10:53 PM
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Sorry i forgot in all the excitement, i'll do it tomorrow....
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