[urq] Re: euro lights/ecodes

Djdawson2 at aol.com Djdawson2 at aol.com
Fri May 24 13:07:59 EDT 2002

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In a message dated 5/24/2002 9:09:55 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
QSHIPQ at aol.com writes:

> Easily worth more Dan.  As one that regularly strings wiring and relays, even
> if it's just a basic system, it's probably worth the 150.  It's not the
> parts
> it's the labor.  On my own machines, I spent 20 some hours on my 5ktqw to
> wire the lights (overkill granted = 10guage wire from battery to glove box,
> 4
> relays, 10guage wire from relays to lights), but I've never touched them
> since installing it 4+ years ago.  I just "redid" the massive relay kluge on
> my 83 urq, and that took a solid 8-9hours.
> If your time is worth nothing or you really know your 12v systems and their
> failures, knock yourself out.  If you have *any* doubt, 150 is really cheap.
> My .02
> Scott Justusson

I would have to agree.  I actually enjoy the work, however, and assuming you
get the electrical plugs and rubber boots for the back of the lights, it's
really not that bad.  I just did a set for my 20v 200 about 2 1/2 weeks ago,
4 relays, 12 gauge wire to lights, 10 gauge to positive and ground.  The 200
setup is a little easier to accomplish than the urq since there is that handy
"jump start" post right by the windshield washer bottle.  Then you just have
to "fix" the auto-check system for the dims.  And, while you have the grill
and everything out, it's a great time to replace that cracked rubber moulding
across the front (below the grill)... you know the one!
  Mine took a 2 evenings at about 3 hours each.  That included cleaning up
miles of wiring from a PO installation of an alarm... the switched power for
which he got by putting a speedy clip on the ignition coil hot side.  I had
to call friends to tell them about that one.

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