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Old 05-28-2005, 05:24 AM
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Putting the final touches on my WVO conversion / Wiring question

Tomorrow I will be installing my last hose and wiring everything up.

There are a couple of wires I need to locate.

Is there an easy to access ignition wire in the engine compartment area?

I also need help identifying the wire (behind the instrument panel) that leads to the fuel level gauge.

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Old 05-29-2005, 01:28 AM
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Completed weekend projects
  1. R/R front crankshaft seal
  2. R/R nearly the whole vacuum system
  3. Converted to WVO www.greasemachine.com
  4. Upgraded to electric power locks
  5. Upgraded and rewired stereo/amp/speakers
  6. Installed 2.88 differential
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:28 AM
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You may need to run a wire from the switch to the engine bay.
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:53 PM
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"Is there an easy to access ignition wire in the engine compartment area?"

A diesel has no ignition as such and the engine is shut off by vacuum. I suggest you look in the fuse panel under the hood and find a circuit that is live when the key is on. Use the wiring diagram in your repair manual to identify a suitable wire. You should be able to unbolt the fuse panel and get access to the back but DISCONNECT THE BATTERY FIRST for safety's sake.


"I also need help identifying the wire (behind the instrument panel) that leads to the fuel level gauge."


Here is another place your wiring diagram will come in handy. It will tell you what color wire to look for and you should be able to find it in the wiring harness where it comes into the engine compartment.
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Old 05-30-2005, 02:34 AM
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Post 154 has the answer, (If your engine is a turbo OM617)
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