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Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« on: February 10, 2020, 11:27:27 AM »
G’day all, I’ve finally found the motivation to start putting my 80 Cali back together.
Yesterday I started on installing the new loom and grommets, I’m just not sure the path for the rear part of the loom which goes to the back lights.
I know the loom runs down the drivers side through the body, but where does the rear section run from the engine bay to the side of the body.
See attached photos.
Thanks Dan

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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 04:44:37 PM »
Here's the photos



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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 04:45:16 PM »

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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 04:56:08 PM »
Hi, and welcome aboard.
The loom actualy runs down the passenger side of the Moke. There are tabs that are spot welded to the body behind the fuel tank and comes out in the rear wheel arch.


Then its tucked into the rail that runs along the top of the inner guard. Then the wires for the right hand tail light is fed through the rail that runs under the rear of the floor.


Sorry about the orientation of the photo's, i tipped the phone to get in between the tyre and the spat.

All of the holes that run through the side box on the drivers side are for brake lines and the battery cable.

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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 05:10:49 PM »
Great thanks for the reply Halfpint, I thought I took looks of photos before I pulled it all apart but seem to be missing the wiring.
Your advise should get me back on track, now I remember!
One last quick question, I recall a black protective sleeve over the hanging tabs, can you suggest the best material for the sleeves, I was think heat shrink?

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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 09:10:58 PM »
Hello and welcome.
Heat shrink would do the job but may deteriorate quicker than the original.
The original material was a plastic thin tubing, it is still available from auto elecs but may be expensive.
Cheers. Dave
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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 09:44:35 PM »
Hi Dave, thanks for the welcome and good advice, I think I'm going to learn a lot from all the knowledge on here. Might also help with keeping the motivation going.
Thanks Dan

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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2020, 03:08:16 PM »
I used some 13mm black irrigation pipe for a couple of tabs that were missing the original.
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Re: Wiring loom - path to rear lights
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 03:39:24 PM »
Watch out for the loom falling out of the channel above the tyre. The wires will touch on the tyre and chafe through. I've had it happen a couple of times.

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