Rear light wiring loom manufacture #1

 

I could have just used the loom that came with the van but as some point in it’s previous life it has had a towbar fitted. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen what a mess the installers make when installing a towbar but it’s not pretty, It usually involves scotch locks (blergh) and copious amounts of tape.

Another thing I’ve never been happy with was how VW solved the problem of getting power to the number plate lamps, if you’ve not paid much attention it involves an excess of unprotected wire that’s badly routed and results in the wires dangling about when you open the rear flap.

So, I decided I would make my “dream” loom using fresh cable, new terminals, fresh PVC tubing and configure it how I like, next size up for the earths, dedicated earths for each consumer, reconfigured number plate lamp wiring, take offs for auxiliary reverse lamps and fog lamp cut out built into the metal towing socket.

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All the right colours in all the right cross sections, loom roughly in the correct configuration.
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PVC sleeve fitted.
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PVC sleeve fitted along with new protective boots for the connections to the tail lights.
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Loom trial fitted and clipped into place with Omega clips.
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Fits like a glove!