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Wiring loom supplier

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:48 am

Hi

I want to put a new a wiring loom to my plus 2 and S3. Can someone recommend me a good supplier? Is autosparks a good choice?

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:56 pm

They are probably the firm that makes them for all the usual suspects.
I bought an engine bay loom from Matty's and it was fine.
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:09 pm

Hi Diego, Ive just had one from there, you will probably need to order it as they appear to make them up as requested.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:46 pm

For all the looms on 2 cars you should be able to negotiate a good discount from whoever you go to.
The dealers normally have stock.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:40 pm

From my experience, as previously noted, Autosparks seems to supply the looms to most of the usual suppliers.

I tried to order directly from Autosparks (a little less expensive) but a long lead time (6 weeks or more IIRC). Finally ordered from Matty for a bit more (not a lot) who had them in stock.

The only thing I didn't sort out was that Autosparks allowed one to specify LHD or RHD. Being from the US I wanted a LHD drive one. But, Matty indicated there was no difference. So I went ahead and got the engine bay and dash looms for an S4 from Matty.

What I received worked fine on a LHD. Just kind of flipped it over (RHD to LHD) but maybe there are some mods, of which I am not aware, that make the difference between LHD and RHD. There were also some minor mods needed for a Federal version, but I expected that.
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PostPost by: jono » Tue May 01, 2018 7:32 am

I suggest you request flag connectors to be fitted the +2 dash loom.

I ended up having to change all of the Lucar connectors to flags as there is simply not enough room between the switches and heater to cram everything in.

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PostPost by: bob_rich » Sat May 05, 2018 8:20 am

Hi

Agree with Jono re Flags I did my own loom for my +2 but measurements on the dash before I started suggested
flags are essential behind the switches. The old loom had bent both the standard fast-ons as well as the tags on the switches.

best of luck

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