This will probably be a more-wordy-less-pictury update that most of them; a lot of this stuff didn't photograph well or I just didn't take enough.
To start with the parts I did take a picture of:
|Dome light installed. I'm hoping a lot of these wrinkles work their way out once the car is outside.|
|Dash is mounted. This was a pain - there's a lot more behind there
than there was in the factory layout.. but it is done.|
And really really dusty.
Started with pulling the appropriate fuses to verify they're good.Fuse H/G2, Tail Lps is good
So in my application (the malformed hybrid of a 69 El Camino and a 2000 Camaro):
This required some thought. Moved on to the driver's taillight. Bulb was obviously burned out. Replaced, still no joy.
Next day, more investigation: Pin B is constant power. Pin H is switched power.... so with ignition off, that explains why no power goes to E and C. Routed the power going to pin B to both B and H. Now the switch does enable park lights and dash lights.
The driver's taillight has the park light but not brake.
Dash still has the turn/high beam lights on now, and when I enable park lights the tach/speedo/fuel gauge basically turn off. Check the ground: it's not connected. Fixed, and that took care of both the dash light issues AND the driver's taillight (don't ask why, I don't know).
Passenger front park light doesn't flash with flashers. Pin was working free from connector, fixed.
Remaining issue: DRL is not enabling parking lights or IP lights even when it's dark out.
Confirmed that there is no output on pin C1-H (#9). Did not think to verify that there was +12 on pin C1-A, circuit #240. Instead decided that it must be a bad DRL module and went to my local salvage yard to get a replacement. Replacement has the same behavior. Next step: actually check #240, since it pretty much has to be the issue.
|While I was making my way back to the donor for the new DRL module, I
came across this "Jaguar S-Type R" (their high-end model for that year)
with seats that looked to be in decent shape (remember that I need seats and
glass to be a functional car)|
I asked while paying for my DRL what they'd want for the seats: $150 for the pair. Well hell. Went home, grabbed tools, and when I started pulling them I noticed seat heater switches on the dash... bonus!
Pretty sure these are the 16-way movement seats.
I found a schematic online that reads like I can just give power and they'll work. I have a fear of just doing so though, I do not want to trigger the airbags.
|They are extremely dirty.|
|First pass with a damp cloth helped quite a bit, and several more passes
to come as well. |
Need to remove the remains of the seatbelts, figure out mounting, and get them wired up. Did get a long stretch of the wire from past the connector so once I get rid of the airbag wires it should all work great.
I suspect they'll get powered by the switched power that no longer is used by the headlight switch.
I am *relatively* sure that the "Driver Seat Control Module" is attached to the seat. I won't get the memory since that's in the door but I don't really need it - I should be the only driver of this vehicle.
They may also be the 10-way but the wiring is similar on that diagram.
Seat heaters look to just take momentary switch as input, and light up one of two LEDs as output - no CAN or SCP bus required.
I'm excited to get the seats in. Soon I'll need to order carpet too.Go back to the previous day (3 Dec 2022)