1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mystery brown wire connector

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by GlennS, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. GlennS

    GlennS Member

    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    pheasants nest, nsw
    I have one last mystery wire. It is brown, comes out of steering column, has a connector with numbers 440 and 15 written on it. T2 1975 model. There is no wire connected to other side of connector. Can someone tell me what it is connected to and if I just need to ground it. Thanks.
     
  2. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,847
    Location:
    Perth WA
    Is it the horn wire? It should sound the horn when earthed if it is...
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    17,095
    Location:
    Southern ACT
    Earth wire for the horn button perhaps? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,731
    Location:
    Seven hills
    If it comes out of the center of the steering column it goes on the steering wheel,which has a connector on a ring which has three springs on the steering wheel, which are what is compressed when you push the horn button. it's the earth wire for your horn.
     
  5. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,847
    Location:
    Perth WA
    Too slow!! :p
     
    oldman likes this.
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,731
    Location:
    Seven hills
    Considering I'm three hours ahead very slow.:(:oops: Kombi speed;)
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    17,095
    Location:
    Southern ACT
    Only by a matter of seconds here........... I blame the slow internet connection! :confused:
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    21,197
    Location:
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    Ring referenced is also called the Indicator Cancellation Ring ;)
     
  9. GlennS

    GlennS Member

    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    pheasants nest, nsw
    No horn is working fine. I fixed that the other day with new indicator cancelling ring. There are two wire looms that drop out of bottom of steering column and it originates from the larger on right.
     
  10. GlennS

    GlennS Member

    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    pheasants nest, nsw
    Thanks for the responses.
     
  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,731
    Location:
    Seven hills
    I wasn't referring to the indicator cancellation ring,which is on the underside of the steering wheel .This other one is on the top side of the steering wheel. From which the horn works off.
     
  12. GlennS

    GlennS Member

    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    pheasants nest, nsw
    Thanks Wayne. Understood. It is not the wire for the horn.
     
  13. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,116
    Location:
    Bateau Bay, NSW
    It’s the steering wheel mounted flux capacitor trigger switch wiring.
     
    David H, Grantus and omelette81 like this.
  14. GlennS

    GlennS Member

    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    pheasants nest, nsw
    Should it be connected to ground? What does flux capacitor trigger do? Thanks for help.
     
    Mr Beckstar likes this.
  15. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    698
    Location:
    Canberra
  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    17,095
    Location:
    Southern ACT
    Google is your friend. ;)

    https://backtothefuture.fandom.com/wiki/Flux_capacitor

    Connect it to the ground, travel back a couple of months, go to the shops, and fill the Kombi with toilet paper.........:D
     
  17. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,116
    Location:
    Bateau Bay, NSW
    Amazing things after you reach 55 mph!
     
  18. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,731
    Location:
    Seven hills
    @GlennS you got a photo for us?
     
  19. galp

    galp Member

    Messages:
    81
    Location:
    ulverstone
    That wire has caught me out twice now, I recall it goes to another connector block to activate the high beam relay. It had me confused as all the earths are brown but that one is a switching wire
    I can have a look tomorrow to confirm
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    17,095
    Location:
    Southern ACT
    For even more info about Flux capacitors @GlennS , you may want to look at Channel 9 on TV right now.....:rolleyes:
     

Share This Page