Tracks 225 to 266 deal with the fog lamp switch (E23) as well as washers and wipers. No misteak there; there are 3 pages of current flow diagrams but few devices. Continue reading
Tracks 155 to 168 cover the supply of power to the front headlamps, parking and driving lights. High and low beam are controlled by switch E4 on the indicator stalk. Continue reading
Tracks 141 to 154 covers the networking of interior passenger (W15), luggage compartment (W3) and number plate (X) lights. Little rhyme nor reason why the number plate lights are in those current tracks but as a result, this page introduces a total of 6 new nodes.
Tracks 127 to 140 cover the connection of the radio (R), cigar lighter and it’s light (U1) and the glove compartment light (W6) into the vehicle networks.
A “minor tweak” here.
I was trying to work out a neat way to get the signal from the alternator’s D+ terminal to the instrument cluster without running a cable directly all the way between alternator (C) and instrument cluster, so I went back to the basics. Continue reading
A bit of a tangent from a tangent. Best I publish the concept to save all those people from investing in Patents of the bleeding-obvious.
While describing the operation of electric windows, it quickly became obvious that tactile and animated feedback would be not just really nice, but also quite useful. So instead of having just a passive rotary encoder on the control knob, one embeds a stepper motor into the control knob.
I confess that that isn’t the simplest way to control electric windows. But perhaps it’s the simplest way to do it nicely.