As many of you might remember, I had a wire melt down on the dizzy wire
in the engine bay that caused me to have to re-wire my XJ-S. I brought
all fresh wire, soldered and heat shrink tubed back through the fender
well, to the block. Finally got everything done that far today. In the
middle of this, rebuilt the suspension (fr) and installed an electric
fan set up. All is done to this point.
Here is the urgent issue.
On the block in the passenger side kick well, there are a place for
three mate-n-plugs to plug into the connection block. On the back side
of the connection block are the same cooresponding mate-n-plugs, 1-2-3
marked. There is where the new wires stop (my new work). The #3
mate-n-plug position both front and back are not used on my car. The #2
mate-n-plug from the mounting block to the internal side is not showing
any damage at all. So I am not going to mess with that one.
BUT, the #1 mate-n-plug is the one that contains the dizzy circuit. The
white w/blue spiral tracer is the one that is (was) damaged throug out
the engine bay, causing collateral damage out there. From the #1
mate-n-plug to the internal connections, at least for the first couple
inches, I can see melted wire case on the dizzy wire, and maybe
collaterial damage to the other wires.
I am either a few minutes away from finally firing up this car; OR
another week of tearing things apart and re-wiring. Beyond the
frustration, there is major excitement about driving it again.
If there is no serious collaterial damage, then I just have one wire to
replace, the DIZZY wire from the #1 position on the block to where ever
it connects. I can not tell from my Haynes where that is, but presuming
that it terminates on the harness from the ignition switch. DOES THIS
WHITE W/BLUE SPIRAL TRACER CONNECT ANYWHERE ELSE INBETWEEN THAT #1 PLUG
AND THE IGNITION SWITCH HARNESS? If not, then I can just bypass the bad
wire and I can be on the road tomorrow!!!
If it does connect anywhere, then I guess I am destined to tear the dash
apart, as the wire bundle goes up and above and in the dash where only
I have to presume that since almost everything like this is almost
always interchangeable, that any S2 XJ will have the same configuration
from the block to where ever that harness terminates.
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