This wire is known as a tracer. You can test the connectivity from pin to pin or use a network cable tester. I did not find any problems with corrosion or burnt connectors. We are the industry's leading source of online factory Diagnostic and Repair Information used by 200,000+ automotive technicians everyday. The molded plugs are very likely the source of your electrical gremlins.
Needless to say I was terror-stricken and my mind was filled with visions of short-circuits, sparks and fried expensive computers! I have already used the search function re wiring harness and indeed already sent a request for parts from the partshop on this site. With these diagrams below it will take the guess work out of wiring. Thanks to your site, my Toyota is revived after three years of failed troubleshooting. I still have the original wiring and have noticed that the voltage reading i check ~5-10 times a summer with a meter - need on-board gadgets! Is this the one connected to the thermostat housing? It's pretty much connecting blue to blue, red to red, green to green and so on. Ensure that the connector is tightly crimped. You can also double crimp to ensure that the pins are properly set. There is no way we can anticipate every situation and we do our best to inform of any risks for each job.
You should refer to the diagram above to check the proper color orientation for each wiring standard. I also noted several of the wires that were in the harness were a heavier gauge than their originals which equates to less resistance and better voltage at the receiving end. If you get the harness kit study the instructions. Thanks in advance for any help! This is by far the most comprehensive forum on Benzes I have found yet. If copper wire is exposed, it could lead to poor performance or crosstalk. Eric, I purchased and updated the wire harness on my boat this spring.
Getting rid of the amp meter and replacing it with the volt meter that comes with the kit was also an improvement. I'm sure your C36 webmasters have a list of critical upgrades. It's about a 1-2 hours project at the most. It has good backward compatibility and it runs at 10Mb, 100Mb or 1Gb per second. If in doubt, hire it out. They can also be known as T-568A and T-568B. Thanks Eric, I suggest you contact Seaward Products.
You can strip of about 3 cm length. If you ever pull the engine, you will most likely disconnect the wires from the engine anyway, so why add another failure point. Stu, I have upgraded the alternator bracket per the bulletins. The kit comes with everything you need including easy to read instructions. The older Motorola alternators were only designed to put out around 13. Cat 5e allows for longer distances and allows for far end crosstalk and better quality.
I suspect this info is in the members section, but my membership expired in june, and is being renewed i miss the Mainsheets! Gentlemen, I have recently purchased a 95 C36 and had been blissfully enjoying its superb performance when a mechanic at the dealer told me that my wiring harness is failing. I suppose a quick fix might be a temporary fix but remember how old your current harness is, 25+ years. I now have full starting power when starting my engine after sailing all day. On top of the gremlins that Tom mentioned, there are cases where the connectors have shorted and caught on fire. .
Pick the diagram that is most like the scenario you are in and see if you can wire your switch! I find the volt meter a better indicator of what's going on with my alternator and batteries while motoring. I was planning on replacing all wiring this winter bypass the current meter and add a solenoid for glow plugs as part of an engine haul project new mounts, new oil pan, paint job, etc. Otherwise with the amp meter still connected your voltage goes from the alternator all the way to the amp meter and back to the starter with a noticeable voltage drop due the the small gauge wire and the long wire run. You can cut off the connector and repeat the steps above if not. Go to the Technical tab on the home page, and then the Important Notices tab.
You will improve your glow plug time! It depends on how lucky you feel especially if you have the Captain on board and something happens. You will improve you charging at least +1 V, from around 13. Chris As others have mentioned, this is a must do. Many of the rest of the items in that topic are applicable to your boat, too. Slide a piece of shrink wrap over the wires and solder them one at a time. It is now a must do before 2012 launch! Each pair of wire has a wire of a distinct color. I think i can simply add a jumper between the alternator output and the starter solenoid terminal to bypass the long cable run through engine panel's amp meter.
It is not necessarily the wiring from the engine to the cockpit panel, it is the connectors at each end. I can easily cut out the 8 pin connector and solder short term, but wanted to bypass the current amp meter as well to get the high load off the long cable run through the panel. The instructions are straight forward and make the install easier. Can somebody please tell me which harnesses to replace, where they are located so I can check if they are failing, where to get them and the approximate price. I'd send you the file but the info package is too large for me to attach to this posting. Chris Thanks everyone for the feedback.