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DC08 rewind wiring
« on: February 27, 2014, 01:51:49 PM »
Just changing a cable rewind on an 08. The only replacement rewind I have has got a black and a white wire (fron rewind to switch/motor).
Can anyone tell me which is live and neutral?
Ta!

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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 03:13:08 PM »
........ didn't think to con check it!  :'( :underchair:

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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 05:01:37 PM »
Use a multi meter to check from the live pin on the plug to each cable, if it  beeps or shows continuity that would be the live wire!

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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 10:45:45 PM »
Buzz, darling. I was expecting a load of stick and piss taking following my last post. Not some  :censored: stating the  :censored: obvious!

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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 02:49:08 AM »
Sorry kid! Just trying to offer some advice for someone who don't even sound like they could even wire a :censored: plug probley. Basic electrics! Ha ha,  what a joke. Next your be asking which way up the plug goes into the socket to test the thing! :bow:

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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 06:50:10 PM »
Sorry kid! Just trying to offer some advice for someone who don't even sound like they could even wire a:censored: plug probley. Basic electrics! Ha ha,  what a joke. Next your be asking which way up the plug goes into the socket to test the thing! :bow:

Whats that little brown cylindrical thing in the plug then?  :chuckle:

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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 10:39:47 AM »
Is one lead longer than the other? The last 08 I did, although having brown and blue wires, the wire from rewind to switch was longer than the one from the rewind to the motor, as the rewind to motor cable joined halfway between.

To switch is live, to motor is neutral if that helps. You'll only get it the wrong way round once...
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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 11:36:29 AM »
Nah, they were exactly the same length. You're right though, they usually are different lengths. About 10 minutes after my first post  remembered I bought a multi-meter a couple of months ago. How much of a prat did I feel after starting this thread???

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Re: DC08 rewind wiring
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 11:59:19 AM »
Ah the wires being the same length doesnt help then!

Meh, you probably feel less of a prat than if you'd just given it a go and fried the motor! I really need to get a multimeter. Not had cause to need oen for a while, I just ask my Stepdad to run his across anything dead for me, or try a working cable and see what happens...
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