I have a volvo penta 2002 engine with a control panel that I think is known as 'Alternative A' (tacho, temp,oil and battery lights.
All our panels are custom made so you can have any gauges and switches that you need.
Can your panels always be made to work with volvo wiring harness. OK short answer is yes the long answer is. The modern gauges use the same number of wires as older gauges so if you have a like for like panel the number of wires will be right. All the wiring on the panel is done for you, you or your engineer will need to match up the wires that go down to the engine room. That will be a positive a negative, a wire to start , preheat and stop if required then one wire for each gauge.
won't I need different sensors for oil and water temp? Yes or no. All gauges work in the same way today as they did in the past. All gauges are set up as UK or USA settings, all our gauges are UK pattern. If your gauges are the same they will work if not you need new sensors - which we can provide.
Do you give fitting/wiring guide? Yes we provide both sides of a multi plug with your new panel. Every wire on the multi plug is labeled so that you can match it up on your loom. The multi-plug will not fit directly to your original loom plug - this deliberately the case. Manufacturers change wiring from time to time so we can not make a plug to fit all cases, also we may breach copyright if we try. It should take your engineer less than two hours to match up the panel and loom if you have the correct wiring diagram. DIY should take about the same time but please, please get it checked before you switch on.
We also can provide a full loom with engine panel and all the relays that are required. In this case all the sensors are connected to the loom for you.
Any advice, help would be good. I hope that helps
It was nice to hear things are busy for you. Attached are some photos of the panel and loom etc that you supplied to myself. Any help you can give me regarding connecting this up would be great.
You need to clear a day or two when you can work on this. If you are confident doing this work yourself you need some on site support, 12v will not give you a shock but can cause a fire.
The sensors are small one temp, fat one oil, third one revcounter and there should be a box with all the bits for the fuel sensor.
Take one wire at a time look at the back of the you are working on and you will see that there are three lugs one marked + one marked - and one marked 'S' that is the only one that you need to worry about. Follow that colour wire to the end and fit the sensor. You should be doing this at home with a cup of tea!
Once you have done that for all 4 gauges you should just have the start switch and the pos and neg. The start switch goes to the 85 lug on your relay. The pos needs to go through a 10amp fuse.
Once we are at that stage get back to me for the next installment but you should have a good idea of what is going where on your engine now.
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