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S3 Wiring - Dynamo

PostPost by: AHM » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:48 pm

Hi All,

The S3 wiring diagram says "Comp. where fitted" next to the dynamo.

What is comp.? is it what the little black wire is for, that piggybacks the main dynamo terminal?

It doesn't look critical and it has been taped-up.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:04 pm

AHM wrote:Hi All,

The S3 wiring diagram says "Comp. where fitted" next to the dynamo.

What is comp.? is it what the little black wire is for, that piggybacks the main dynamo terminal?

It doesn't look critical and it has been taped-up.

Thanks,

Simon


I have always thought "comp" was a "typo" for Cond? Condenser? (or something :? ) referring to the

"1.0 MFD suppressor connected to the "D" (larger) terminal" (in the w/manual under radio suppression) and the earth symbol represented "earthing clip secured to one of the mounting bolts"

I soon fitted an alternator, so haven't looked back...until now.

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PostPost by: alan71 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:42 pm

If you look at the S4 diagram it's "horn comp when fitted".

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:27 pm

...presumably meaning "horn compressor"! :wink:
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PostPost by: ricarbo » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:53 pm

I agree, it looks meaningless and is probably an error. I think it's one of those many little difficulties found in the workshop manual wiring diagrams, but try looking at a modern car diagram if you want early admission to a psychiatric hospital!!
What worries me is that there are only two fuses, one of which does just the cigar lighter and horns, the other does all the rest and loads of other circuits aren't fused at all. Looks like a recipe for trouble to me.
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:58 pm

Not necessarily an error if the car is fitted with air horns!
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PostPost by: AHM » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:39 am

Thanks for suggestions.

The wire that I have is probably from a radio suppression capacitor.

I suppose that the air horn compressor is located by the dynamo, but what about the wiring?

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PostPost by: alan71 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:24 am

from the S4 wiring diagram, I don't know if the S3 ever had air horns

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:30 pm

The S3 wiring diagram has the same reference for "Comp when fitted".
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:40 pm

Galwaylotus wrote:The S3 wiring diagram has the same reference for "Comp when fitted".


Errr....did I miss something :? ....isn't that what this thread is about as per the OP?s first message :?
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