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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robthedon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 11 at 00:11
Anyone done something similar on an early westy with ceramic fuses? Tried today but gave up when I removed all fuses and still the stereo and rear strip lights worked... maybe previous owner has done something odd with the wiring though.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote martin25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 11 at 18:57
i tryed to mod my very early 79 westy this baby hasnt even got the box behind the seat!!? it seems that some german has fitted a switch in the leisure battery box that allows all lights / radio to run off leasure when required
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robthedon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 11 at 21:00
Interesting. Where does the wire from said switch run to? I'd do something similar but no idea how to locate the right wire at the dashboard fuse box!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote martin25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 11 at 11:28
i,le try and suss it out and put some pics up but ive got the old nest of rag worms syndrome coming out the fuse box
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robthedon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 11 at 21:59
Yeah same here that's the problem! A wire colour would be great if you could get it, presume behind fuse box the aftermarket bit meets the original wire?
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just done mine, again slightly different. 1 red wire off back of plug led to connector with 3 wires branching off, lights, radio and ciggie lighter. cut the feed to this plug and joined it up with my wire from leisure battery
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Hi. I have been doing the wiring mod, trabsferring radio, lights and cigarette lighter to leisure battery. Cut the 2 red wires and run a 17amp (15 amp fuse) wire to the fuse box and joined them up. Radio and lights work, cigarette lighter doesn't
 
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Sorry to jump in on such an old post but I've been a bit behind the times in getting this mod done.

Anyway recently I did the mod to my Atlantic 1.6TD JX - connected terminals B11 (cigarette lighter) and B12 (radio and interior lights) to a fused power feed from the leisure battery.  All works fine......I thought.

However, during a recent trip abroad I had lots of problems starting the vehicle after leaving it for a couple of nights - turned over and over, clouds of smoke and eventually started (luckily).  Once it had been running and is warm it runs and starts fine.  I'm guessing (until I can do some proper tests) that there's a possible problem with the glow plug circuit.

After a minor fix to the glow plug feed connection whilst I was away (it was pretty poor), the vehicle again started OK - until yesterday!

Then I noticed that I had turned off the cut-off switch for the aux battery - as I'm apt to do when parking up for longish periods.  I presume the PO had installed this or maybe it was from new.

My question is.....is there any way the aux battery being disconnected could affect the glow plug/starting circuit (I can't see anything from the wiring diagrams I've downloaded).  It may just have been that this was switched off when I was trying to start the vehicle whilst I was away - and by switching it on to get power to the interior fixed my problem (nothing to do with the glow plug feed wiring).

The plan today is to do a controlled starting test - with the aux battery connected - to see if things have improved.  After that I'll get the multimeter out and check the glow plug circuit is operating properly.
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