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MG TD TF 1500 - 5-way wire connectors needed
|Getting down to the end of the TF reassembly, but still keep coming up with another part that I need. |
I need two 5-way wire connectors for the TF front lights connections (photo), but hate to order from Moss for such a small order (I get killed for shipping).I'd be happy to pay if anyone has two of these they would like to sell.
|Tyler. If no one here answers your request, why not order them from Little British Car Co. (LBCC), get a discount over Moss price, and have them shipped cheaply by U.S. Mail. I always have my parts sent Priority Mail, but I believe you can have LBCC ship them cheap via First Class Mail. You use the Moss part # when ordering from LBCC as they are a Moss vendor. Of course if you already knew all this - never mind :-)|
|Moss also mails small packets by USPS at a lower rate. |
|You can stick 5 single connectors together with super glue.|
|Tyler - why not take two 4 way connectors and tape them together, make up a jumper to connect the two together, that leaves you with 6 ports to work with. You could just continue to stack 4 way connectors to continue connecting however many wires you need to connect together. Cheers - Dave|
|D W DuBois|
|Tyler, is there an MG shop in your area? I always just call my local guy and he orders from Moss and gets free shipping.|
|Geoffrey M Baker|
|Darned if I can find a 5-point connection in the wiring diagram. Can anybody tell me where there is a need for a 5/6 contact connector? There are two 4's at the rear for ground and tail lights, but I can see a 5. Bud|
I have two comments to make, first there seems to be confusion in the terminology on these connectors,
a single has 2 connections,
a double has 4 connections
a 5 way has 10 connections.
Second, you are right, the factory never used 5 way connectors, people have modified the wiring by cutting the 5 wires under the front wing. this makes them easier to remove and replace.
It may be that new looms have this modification incorporated.
|John, I think you'll find that these connectors are all electrically common. The 4-way at the rear is used to power the 2 tail lights and the license plate light. The other 4-way provides the ground connection for these same lights. The 5 wires under the front wing would have different functions and would need to be isolated from each other. Bud|
|The 5 wires are coming from the headlight (2 blue and 1 black) and the parking lamp (1 green and 1 red). I assumed the 5 wires plugged into the same 5 wires on the harness (photo). Wouldn't a 5-way connector makes this more organized?|
|They would indeed, Tyler, but these bullet connectors aren't designed that way. Bud|
1. the wiring diagram does not show a connector between the turn signal lamp and the turn signal relay, but there is one, and
2. the diagram shows a black ground to body for the headlamp, but the ground from the headlamp pigtail has a bullet connector and actually returns to the harness before grounding to the body (against the engine side panel.
Unless I'm really misinterpreting something.
|My harness had a five way in the rear to join the two harnesses together. I have one in my spares, which I won't have access too until I return from Germany and move into our new house. Even then it will probably find me before I find it. ;)|
The double and single and triple connectors are common and will allow the electricity to go to all the wires inserted. The five way connector is like five singles in a common housing. They are each independent.
Picture is from my website.
This thread was discussed between 17/01/2015 and 20/01/2015
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