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Wiring connector

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by t-tony, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. t-tony

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    At the rear of my centre console lives the switch for the soft top 007.jpg roof motor, also there are 2 blanks, to the centre one of which is attached an electrical connection. Am I correct in thinking this would be the connection for the HRW in a hard top? The third one is merely a blanking plug. I am considering repositioning the roof motor switch to a more easily accessible place towards the front of the console too. has anyone else done this and if so how easy is it to extend the wiring?
     
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    Hi Tony,

    The "blank" in the centre slot is a light for the alarm system, when the car is locked it should periodically flash to show the alarm is active. If your alarm is triggered is will flash to let you know.

    You can move the roof switch to the front, I have seen this done a few times, you would need to cut off the connector going to the switch and splice a wire in between the cut wire and connector. IIRC the connector for the
    roof switch is very similar if not identical to the heated seat switch connectors so make sure you label things if you do this job.

    Hope this helps

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    No the centre one you have out of the console in the picture is the alarm status LED. The hardtop heated rear screen wiring will be tucked away behind the console probably taped to the loom so might be hard to access but will be there.

    With regard to moving the softtop switch quite a few people have done this and if you are pretty competent with a soldering iron you can cut the connector off the end of the wiring loom and solder some extension wires on and feel them back down the centre console past the handbrake and gear stick to the switch panel up front then resolder the connector back on the end. Just make sure you insulate and heat shrink the cables after soldering them.

    Edit: bah beat me to it Brian.:p
     
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    Thanks guys,don't get fighting now.lol
     
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    At least we were telling you the same thing ;)
     
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    Your villa looks nice;)
     
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    You certainly were Brian and thank you.
     
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    Thank you, it's only just 2 years old. It's only minutes from Disney's Animal Kingdom. My wife is going over next week with her friend for annual the maintainance trip ( read - shopping) but anyway it gives me time to do bits on my Z. Anyone on this forum wants to rent it contact me and there is a discount off the website costs.
     
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    That cool Tony will bear it in mind. We have been a few times and have stayed in a similar villa before but good to know. ;)