I am about to install a voltmeter on my DL650AK8. I bought a Koso Mini 3 Temp+Clock+Volt which has 3 wires to connect: a ground, a battery and a switched wire.
I believe the battery will power the clock at all times, with an LCD without backlight, while the switched will turn on the unit with backlight and all functions included the voltmeter (not sure if it then measures the volt from the battery wire or from the switched wire)
I'm trying to find a place to hook up these, following Basic Strom Wiring 101 (DL1000 & DL650)
, it seems the instrument panel connector is the closest place with all I need. I found this pic from the forum 217050-instrument-panel-connector
(just added the numbers):
I then need a red, an orange and a black wire.
Number 1 (which was unplugged from the connector) & 2 look like hot wires.
Number 3 & 4 look like usable switched wires (not one of those to avoid: Orange/White, Orange/Black & Orange/Red)
Number 5 & 6 look like gnd wires
Would that work? Any of these wires I should be away from?
Is there a better place where I can find red/orange/black wires? What about the key ignition switch?
Moreover, what would be the best way to connect to the instrument panel connector wires?
The unit comes with this guillotin-type crimpers:
which I understand are a big no.
I could either:
- use posi-taps;
- unplug the wires from the connector, strip them some distance from the connector, solder them to the new wires, insulate them and re-connect;
- try to solder the new wires directly into the plugged wires on the back side of the connector, maybe stripping them few mm from the terminals