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Wire gutting
« on: September 09, 2009, 11:25:12 AM »
I am taking the wiring out of the front of my bus today and I was wondering if I needed to leave anything hooked up in front if I still want to move the old gal around the yard. 

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Re: Wire gutting
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 11:50:53 AM »
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Re: Wire gutting
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 01:24:30 PM »
Chad document every thing before you start ,Pics diagrams,then mark every connection (at the front panel and the dash)with tags,tape you get the idea. This will simplify the reassembly,and also help if doing any Mods or add ons before you hook it all back up.good luck

Was this in preporation for the new dash?

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 01:30:17 PM by van »

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Re: Wire gutting
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 02:07:36 PM »
Chad, Do like Van said, mark, take lots of pictures and make diagrams. If you have the shcematic and know you are not going to use certain wires, mark them anyway, you never know. Besides they might make great spares. Check for continuity on all spares to make sure they work before closing them up. Did I say identify all wires!!!!! ;) This is a great time to learn what you have, what works and what you will need.

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Re: Wire gutting
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 03:38:21 PM »
Chad, need to watch gutting the wiring on a 15 it has some complicated wiring like the 400 hertz for dash lighting do it one wire at a time because 90% of those will run back to the rear panel.
I have rewired one and it is something you don't do in a few days its more like weeks.
I have 3 different schematics on the 15 and was told I needed 2 more the wiring changed with the year models and serial numbers

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 03:51:05 PM by luvrbus »
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Re: Wire gutting
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 03:49:03 PM »
I recently rewired the lights on the rear of my Dina.  Some of the original wires had circuit number labels on them.  I bought a heat shrink labeler along with two label cartridges and labeled everything.  The setup cost about $120 and I still have a fair bit of heat shrink tape left.

If something goes wrong I can look at the wiring schematics for the bus and know what wire I am dealing with.
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Re: Wire gutting
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 07:52:17 PM »
I am not an Eagle owner but when I raised my Prevost, I cut it above the front master panel and below the dash. That was 135 wires that had to be cut, mark both ends then tie in a 12" length to make sure the wires were long enough.
I went to O'Reillys. The can order number stickers that you can buy for $20, then purchase, like Belfert, clear shrink wrap. When I cut the wires, I did so about 6" from the master panel, marked both ends with numbered stickers that then got clear shrink wrap shrunk over each end. I left the end attached to the master panel so there was no confusion about that end, all I had to do was splice the wire in to match each numbered end. As Luvrbus says, this isn't a quick process. I have kept a sketchy man-hour log on each separate process in the conversion and my notes show that this process was about 42 man-hours for my bus. May be more or less for you based on a number of factors ( how quick with cutters, method of marking wires, etc) but very doable in a number of ways. Needless to say, you just need to be careful, not rushing the process.

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Re: Wire gutting
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 07:59:07 PM »
The labeler I bought actually prints right on the heat shrink.  The heat shrink is yellow.  They also make sheets of heat shrink labels that go in laser printers, but the minimum quantity was like 1,000 labels for over $200.
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