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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

dhaavers wrote:
^^^ FWIW: I ran the leads for the "glow" fuse holder out through the grommet
for easy visual from <outside> the junction box if/when necessary... Cool

(Sorry - no pic) Embarassed

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That’s a good idea. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

dhaavers wrote:
^^^ FWIW: I ran the leads for the "glow" fuse holder out through the grommet
for easy visual from <outside> the junction box if/when necessary... Cool


Yeah, I saw that you two Daves did that and considered it. While easier to see if it blows, it's also seen every time the engine lid is off and my anal eyes couldn't tolerate that. Anxious
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

^^^ Do what you gotta do, Kam... Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

Yesterday I added insulation to the power steering contacts.

djkeev wrote:
I would suggest that everyone install a 7.5 amp inline fuse for the fuel injection / fuel pump circuit.

It is cheap insurance warding off potentially big problems.
Keep in mind that If the fuse does blow, your engine shuts off.

But for me, better that than a fire!

Dave


On my “to-do” list today!

Here’s the quality install I’m aiming for;
dhaavers wrote:
FWIW: Member farfromslow recently posted a pic of a perfect install:

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- nice heat shrink on connectors...
- clear fuse holder (assume for "glows-when-it-blows" type fuse)...
- nothing more or less than needed...

Git 'r done! Cool

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SteveMc wrote:

And mark up your Bentley wiring diagram for when your van dies and you forgot you installed a fuse.


Seems like an excellent idea (thinking of future owner -me- lying in a puddle in the side of the road changing out a fuel pump - to no avail)

My question is this the proper spot in the Bentley - 97.124? Pretty sure it is, but would like to post the correct spot shown in farfromslow’s post above. ‘91 2.1l auto (Canadian)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

No, that spot would only protect the fuel pump wiring.
The spot to protect everything is on a previous diagram page, where the current track 5 box next to your arrow leads to.

Look for a circle with P1 and a connector labeled T2m.
The fuse goes in the red wire between those points.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

crazyvwvanman wrote:
No, that spot would only protect the fuel pump wiring.
The spot to protect everything is on a previous diagram page, where the current track 5 box next to your arrow leads to.

Look for a circle with P1 and a connector labeled T2m.
The fuse goes in the red wire between those points.

Mark


Thanks Mark!

Marked up Bentley 97.122 showing added 7.5a fuse location.
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....off to fetch parts and install it Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

I installed a fuse but because having a fuse is NOT expected by anyone, I clearly marked the box with a label clearly stating that there is a fuel injection fuse.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
I installed a fuse but because having a fuse is NOT expected by anyone, I clearly marked the box with a label clearly stating that there is a fuel injection fuse.


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Dave


That's a really good idea. I had a friend wash his engine bay and then his van wouldn't start. Took a long time to remember that fuse was installed and of course it was the reason it wouldn't start. It did it's job!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

FWIW, I hung my fuse outside the box where it GLOWS if it BLOWS...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

This is a damn good thread. Should be FAQ IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

nemobuscaptain wrote:
This is a damn good thread. Should be FAQ IMO.


It already is in the FAQ.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6236044#6236044

Scroll down to fuel injection

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
nemobuscaptain wrote:
This is a damn good thread. Should be FAQ IMO.


It already is in the FAQ.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6236044#6236044

Scroll down to fuel injection

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

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I think having a fuse is not a bad idea. But doing this makes a more secure connection that is not hampered by a lack of room. When using this with proper connectors you no longer have to worry about those stupid flag connectors.
You can use the factory flags or just lob them off and use a good quality open barrel connector with a clip on cover.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

Could this be a concern for any converted vans, be it Subaru, Bostig, Tiico, ALH, etc?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

Just a WBX issue as I know it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: ATTN: Check Your Power Steering Switch Wiring!!! Reply with quote

Franklinstower wrote:
Could this be a concern for any converted vans, be it Subaru, Bostig, Tiico, ALH, etc?


The OE 1993 - 1995 wiring diagrams for the engine I used in my VW inline engine conversion do not show a PS switch as an input to ECU. AFAIK the engine management simply sees any change in idle (via cam position sensor?) then compensates for that.

I'd guess that most OBD1/2 engine management systems, thus conversions, behave in a similar manner. So that, and removal of the WBX wiring harness, remove that potential issue.

There are other OE wires in the Vanagon that are not fused. And, depending on how a conversion was done or what the OE wiring diagrams show, more unfused 15 or 30 buss wires could end up being installed. In regards to those wires becoming a potential issue, it all comes down to the quality of conversion work that is done.

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