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re: (diff lock lights on 5k) was RE: details, details
Paul ,regarding the diff lights I would assume that they are triggered
by the actual locking of the dif because on my 86 5ktq there is a delay
before the light comes on. I assume that this delay is because the
gears are not suitably aligned to lock all the time and they have to
turn a bit before they can lock. Logic would therefore dictate that
there must be some electrical wires going from the diff to the light.
You might want to start there and see if you can follow them into the
car. I would check myself but we have a bit of very wet snow on the
ground today. Essentially, I think the light doesn't come on because
you turn the switch on, it lights up to confirm the dif is locked.
180 Yorston St
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)
>From: Block, Paul[SMTP:Paul.Block@fortjamesmail.com]
>Sent: November 3, 1999 2:25 PM
>Subject: Details, details...
>Not trying to tempt the god of the silver 4 ring grill emblem, but I am
>feeling pretty good about all 3 q's. Replacing knock sensor on the 5kq
>seems to have healed that one (thanks to listers for all their suggestions
>on this one). Soldered both the wot switch and intake temp sensor on the
>200q, found a vacuum leak, and now the car feels even better than when I
>bought it 60k mi ago. The 4kq just keeps cranking out the miles, 50k mi
>this past year.
>Now on to the nit picky stuff... The diff indicator lights on my 88 5ksq do
>not come on at all. I dug into the display panel, and found lots of
>tape/cut wires/splices/mess. Not a real good sight. The wires going to the
>indicator lights were cut. Ureaka, I've found the problem!! All I need to
>do if find the matching wires somewhere behind the console and hook them
>back up. No such luck, I can't find matching wires anywhere. So, how do
>these little buggers get 'triggered'? How/where/what should they be hooked
>Any help is greatly appreciated.