Posts Tagged ‘wiring’


Posted: 5th July 2012 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Finished the Fuel Cell Framing last week and it’s now in a base coat of POR15. Since then I’ve been doing some tidying up elsewhere on the shell, such as removing the studs that had held on the fusebox. The heads of these are real rust traps in the wheel arches so there was some rot to cut out. All tidied up and in primer now.

I’ve also taken delivery of a pair of chassis rail gussets from 106parts. I fabricated what was neded for the repair on the 8v but the whole panel needs replacing on both sides so it was the only sensible thing to do as they’re not simple shapes. These are genuine Peugeot/Citroen panels rather than after market supplied ones and are the first repair panels I’ve purchased.

Chassis Rail Repair Panels

Chassis Rail Repair Panels

Spoke to the machine shop yesterday, they haven’t started on the column yet and are closed for two weeks from Monday on holiday so could be soe time before that’s ready to collect for welding.

In the mean time I’ve been amassing a selection of items to crack on with some wiring. This includes more Raychem DR-25 heatshrink and some inline butt slices. The challenge is a neat way of connecting and terminating the coiled lead that will connect the steering wheel controls to the loom. Due to the use of relays the wiring is all signal cables so very fine cable (SWG26) which doesn’t have much substance with which to work, but still needs to be connected up to the ITT Cannon Neptune connectors.

8v Update

Posted: 8th September 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Managed to make it to the small car parts shop around the corner from home before it closed tonight after work and picked up a brake union spanner. A couple of blasts of heat from the blowtorch and a swift thwack and I managed to get the unions undone. Opened up all the bleed nipples and left the system to drain. Finished the work on the seized torx bolts so with both old brake discs and calipers removed I’m ready to fit the new parts.

The new Sony head unit turned up for the interior. I was quite excited about this getting it plugged in, but perhaps foolishly I had hoped that it would just be plug and play. Not in my case as the cabling has been butchered by a previous owner. I may have to dig through my bag of excess wiring that has come out of the 16v to find the connectors and then it’s a case of getting the soldering iron out to repair the cables.


Cut Out

Posted: 31st December 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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So last back in 2008 when I first had the car I did some tidying up of the inner wing and essentially buried some pretty ropey metal work in filler. Today it was time to reveal the true extent of the rot! On a positive note the repair job had held up pretty well in the interim :rolleyes:


It didn’t look too bad at first, but then I took the underseal off the inside of the arch and the true swiss cheese nature was revealed. Only one thing for it – it’s got to be chopped out. Marked out a cut line back to the good steel, drilled/ground out the spot welds then introduced the angle grinder!


Need to make up a cardboard template next.

The bits arrived from SimTek today for the loom. These are the SureSeal Connectors for the Jenvey TPS and the Lambda and the Bulkhead Connector:





Posted: 22nd August 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Vehicle Loom

Started working out the loom today. This is the full vehicle loom that came with the new engine. It’s a full GTI engine and interior loom, including an alarm/immobiliser. Not shown is the OMEX engine loom that I have test fitted to the engine in the engine stand. There isn’t much in this picture that will have any use to my setup, but it has confirmed the wire that controls the tacho/rev counter.

I’ve already partially stripped lightened my interior loom, but once I strip the interior out I’ll remove a few more wires and gubbins that are now redundant. I’ve decided that I want to relocate the battery and engine fuseboxes to the interior before I do the other works so that way I can isolate any changes issues resulting from this on the electrics from the engine swap. Need to get a few bits and check a few things out.