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This Damned Roof. '97 Mk6 Ghia 1.8L

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Right, really peed off now.

I have been messing with this roof for long enough now and am fed up looking at relay's, wiring, fuses and switches, as well as all the good advice on here as to how to bypass everything using existing gear.... none of it worked!! GGRRrrhh.

None of the wiring diagrams bear any resemblance to what the factory installed in my car and suffice to say no other drawing I have seen anywhere comes close.

So, my plan was to make it completely independant using a switch and new wiring independant of the current installed wiring etc.

I made up a loom of a new 3 way toggle switch and loads of fuses just in case i killed something else and it works one way but not the other.

After messing around for a while and blowing a number of fuses it ended up across the garage.

So, can anyone supply me with a simple drawing of how I go about doing this and what I need.

As you have probably gathered I'm no car electrician.... In fact i'm not an electrician of any sort.... I just dont have an electrical bloody clue.

So anything supplied needs to be really simple... er, perhaps a bit like me!

As youve probably gathered I know the motor and rams works so its just the bloody wiring or a relay problem I think.

Thanks in advance

 

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Thought it was a mater of 12v dc across roof pump motor for one way then swop wires over ie reverse polarity and pump motor operates other way.

As it's a dc motor you swop the + and earth to make motor run in reverse

Obviously the two relays do all this when you operates the roof switch

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Thanks, yes , that is the case but was hoping not to get out of the car and swap wires to motor over to make it go up or down.

Surely it can be wired to a new switch that could reverse the polarity for me.

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A 2 pole double throw switch with centre off should do it but I do not know how much current the motor takes, I suppose the fuse box would answer that

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Thanks Paulas, I thought thats what had got.

The switch I bought is 3 position (it has 3 connecting tags) and the way I wired it definately works one way and the middle position is off but it doest do a thing when switching it the other way.

I'm sure someone on here must have done this at some time in the past.

Still with the summer we've had so far Ive plenty of time to sort it for next year, maybe!!

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Aha, i think the problem with the switch i bought is that I dont think its a double pole!

More research on swithces methinks

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I think you have a single pole one, you need a two pole to make it work, Is there any way I can get your contact details and then I can speak with you about what you need.

I can then order a suitable switch and give you a wiring diagram to do the job, all free of charge I'm not out to make any thing just help out!

I am away on site next week so would be after that.

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Hi Paulas.

yup, got the right switch yesterday albeit a toggle switch, but it will do...

found this link below

http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO%3A-Wire-a-DPDT-rocker-switch-for-reversing-po/

and wired as per above to a spare motor and battery and it works.

When I get some time I'l put it the cabby..

 

Thanks for all your help.

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