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Post by Rob Jones » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:38 pm

Good afternoon all,
I have a small queiry, having removed the rear boot light (LHS) some 18 moths prior, I am now going to reinstall, however, I cannot remember the wire configuration.
I have a black wire - earth
A purple wire (thicker than the other two) - I think permanent live
A purple and white - ?...
Do I need all three, or is one for something else?
Kind regards
Rob.



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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:06 pm

Hi Rob

One of the wires is for the Heated rear window on the Hard top.

Can`t remember exactly which, but if you have a permanent live then that should go through the micro switch for the boot light.

Easy way to check is turn ignition ON and then turn HRW switch on + off with bulb in series, or volt meter, while connected to KNOWN earth.

The results will be obvious.

How is the Running In going??.

Mark


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Post by Rob Jones » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:29 pm

Hi Mark,
both wires are live, but i have found the wiring diagram which shows purple to purple/white with a lamp between? then an earth - the purple /white acts as an earth when the switch is activated??
shall try this configuration and see what happens.
The car is running awesome :D :D proper happy with it.
Heated rear screen is shown black & white, now i no i don't have that wire!! and i cant find a spare earth - have never looked for these wire though.
Rob..



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Post by guybetts » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:08 pm

I found the heated rear window black & white wire coiled up inside the nearside rear wing (behind those small access panels). It connected back to the loom at the n/s rear light cluster. The black & white wire was broken from the plug that is in the lower trim panel under the hood storage area, from where the loose wire connects to the HRW tab. I haven't looked at the offside yet on mine!


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