RV8 hardtop wiring loom
Peter Steyn from
South Africa posted a note on the V8BB seeking help with wiring up an RV8 hardtop.
Dr Gavin Bailey provides this useful note. (Apr 06)
Peter had recently acquired an RV8 Krafthaus hardtop and posted a message
seeking help - "I need assistance with the electrical connection to connect
the heated rear window on the Krafthouse hardtop. I have studied the wiring diagrams
in the workshop manual but find no reference to a circuit and its switching. For
owners with a hardtop, can anyone share any helpful info on how to set the wiring
circuit up and how is it switched?".
Dr Gavin Bailey has a
Krafthaus hardtop on his RV8 and notes the hardtop was supplied with a heated
rear window and an interior light wired to a female connector. The loom shown
alongside has a male connector (see top righthand side) and a HRW switch plus
connectors for the power supply and leads to the door switches for the interior
light. The wiring needs to be rated for the relatively heavy
hardtop wiring loom. (Photo: Dr Gavin Bailey) You can download a larger
copy of this photo at
hardtop wiring loom - (PDF file 105.6KB)
current drawn when the HRW
unit is in use.
The loom above was obtained several years ago from QCR
who we understand took over the moulds for the RV8 hardtop from Krafthaus. Gavin
has obtained a new loom for his MGBGTV8 from Autosparks in the UK who may be able
to make up
hardtop with female connector on the RHS of the hardtop. (Photo: Mike
an RV8 hardtop wiring loom - see www.autosparks.co.uk
RV8NOTE137 for further photos of the RV8 hardtop.