Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:58:27 -0700
Reply-To: Don Hanson <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Don Hanson <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Electrical question (Coil terminals)
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I must be getting less impatient, too. Because I am going to do just that,
Scott...now that I have started to 'get' what is what in the cluster...and I
detect some anomolies in the wire numbers that I don't quite understand
yet...I am going to do a little more 'backhanded' testing rather than end up
with a non-working instrument cluster because I want to "finish, right
now...I am almost done.."
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Scott Daniel - Turbovans <
> all right, you're getting it .
> "Remove wire 9 and re-insert it into
> position 8..take 8 and move it.."
> Personally I would only do that after figuring out what wire 9 does, what 8
> does etc, so that I am swapping wires 'intelligently' rather than following
> with blind faith.
> no fun to fry things after all. Once you see that puff of smoke, it's too
> late then of course, most of the time anyway.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Hanson" <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM>
> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM>
> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 12:29 PM
> Subject: Re: Electrical question (Coil terminals)
> Ok, thanks guys, I found the right signal. The thing I keyed off was Neils
>> pic with two wires coming from one terminal and only one from the other. I
>> stuck my to be mounted tach cluster back there and used a test light from
>> the neg coil terminal and Voila!...the tach needle moves when I get the
>> probe onto position #8 of my 14 plug foil....
>> So now it's just a matter of stringing that wire up to the front and
>> swapping all the wire to the appropriate positions in the 'revised'
>> connection between my 84 and the whatever year foil I have now...according
>> to the instructions I got off Old Volks write up...It may actually work..
>> Scott, your post just came up and that is the way I get the signal...from
>> the wire that shows no current with key on, motor off.
>> Wish me luck when I start doing the "Remove wire 9 and re-insert it into
>> position 8..take 8 and move it......." If this all works, I will be
>> surprised..but I am recording every step so I can go back to crappy clock
>> I don't fry the whole van..
>> Thanks all,
>> Don Hanson
>> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Mike S <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: