Wiring Loom #1

This has been a very time consuming task, primarily attributable to the need to record the colour of every cable, plug and socket on every loom due to the absence of a single definitive set of instructions and is my first real criticism of the build manual and supplied documentation.

There are four looms as follows;
1. Front
2. Dash
3. Rear
4. Engine (OMEX 710)

Front Loom

Gardner Douglas choose to route the front loom via the engine bay through a 44mm grommet with the 2x engine loom RIST connectors. Continuing under the lip of the bonnet opening. I want to keep the engine bay as “clean” as possible so I deviated from this approach and chose to re-route the remaining loom via a 20mm hole, (fitted with grommet) through the bulkhead, past the Heater.

Carrying on to the front of the body, via the nearside bulkhead – note the close proximity of heater outlets and holes for the heater hoses and then traversing to the offside, securing with p-clips.



Both the fan and horn connectors are presented to the correct locations in addition to the lighting connectors for indicators, repeaters and headlights.


Rear Loom

Commencing with a 20mm hole was drilled from within the boot to the bottom left hand corner above the tunnel appearing behind the passenger seat, then routed down the bulkhead and around to the front of the tunnel where it will connect with the dash and body (front) looms.
Within the boot area,  the loom is fed around the near side and behind the boot latch striker plate.  The loom follows the corner down the axle tunnel, across the floor, behind the boot latch striker plate and along the rear edge finishing at the offside rear lights. There are 4 main bunches of wires:
  1. Fuel system (fuel pump, level sender)
  2. Nearside stop and side lights
  3. Offside stop and side lights
  4. Indicators

There is also a lead just as it enters the boot for the number plate light and provision for reverse and fog are available at either side rear lights.

All crimped bullet connectors have been removed in favour of SuperSeal connectors and then loomed.

No instruction is provided to connect the reverse and fog lights and with the construct of the looms,  consideration needs to be made.   I chose to splice into the loom separating ground(s) and feed(s) for both lights and terminating with SuperSeal connectors which took longer than anticipated but does provide a neat OEM feel when wrapped and re-loomed.


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