Wednesday, 1 July 2015

How to re wire a Perkins 4108 instrument panel

This work starts tomorrow, so pictures from then on.

The new loom was cut in half with a jig saw blade but thats no matter really as now the panel can be removed from the boat and serviced on the bench when required.

Note, I have two complete Perkins 4108 wire looms, they both have different colour wires, so please be advised.

One is in great shape and I suspect the loom is from a later engine which I also have!
Tools of the trade on the day of re installation, shrink tube was also used to cover terminals when the panel was on the bench.

How your panel is wired is anyones guess but the gauges should all be the same VDO made type? wire loom colours are standard Lucas I think?

Click on the images, they should enlarge.

This panel has some additions, the key switch is none original, this one was USA packaged, there is a positive supply taken off it to power another unit such as 12 volt power take off for a search light should it be needed . Left of center is an oil pressure warning light, this is due to be connected to an alarm as well.


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