Continuing to put together the Pantera that I bought taken apart.... I have the courtesy light for the inside of the car in front of the fire wall in the middle of the car but I can't find any wiring for the light... I am assuming that a single wire ran to the light but not sure where the wire was connected to pull power.... does anyone know where the wire connects and does the wire to the light run up the A or B pillar and which side of the car??? Thanks for help. Any pictures appreciated!
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Sounds like you have not yet discovered the electrical diagrams at www.panteraplace. These were created some years ago by Bill Taylor and are an amazing resource for owners, especially a basket case like you have.
Greg: See my post on the topic. There is a hot "in" to the switch (a 2-position device) and two out wires. One feeds the overhead courtesy light. Power comes through the door courtesy light wiring. It looks to me like the wire runs down the B pillar but I never traced it far as I didn't need to: https://pantera.infopop.cc/top...urtesy-rocker-switch
Yes, the wiring to the courtesy light will go up the right hand A-pillar. I found using hot glue worked well to hold that wiring in place and prevent it from being pierced when attaching the trim pieces.
I have looked all over the wiring harness below the dash for wires that my go to the courtesy light and haven't found any wires or signs of connectors. I will probably have to run new wires directly to the switch...
Good looking car!
Indeed they are power wires to the courtesy light!! Who would have guessed with such small diameter wires!! It took a while to figure out because of the courtesy light switch and the door closer switches.... Oh well..... On to the next issue!! Thanks to all for help!!
We all know the words “not factory” when applied to our cars is often a gray, not definite black and white, situation.
Until I saw Greg’s photo of his zip cord wires I, like Lardog, also thought the same wires in 2511 had been added during a previous restoration in the 1990’s.
during the reassembly of 2511, I was in intimate contact with all of the wiring harness, and there is nothing else like that zip cord anywhere else in the harness.
perhaps it was something that changed later in the production process?
Curious what Greg’s VIN is and also the VIN of Lardog’s car.
By the way Greg, two thumbs up for managing the complicated troubleshooting to identify those wires. I found the courtesy door and dome lights to be one of the more confusing wiring systems.
March 1972 manufacture date. VIN ending in 03051. Early 72 car I think..
The "zip cord" wires were clearly a part of the original wiring harness... Maybe something they found in the speaker box that day so they decided to use it!!
I have been troubleshooting British car wiring systems for over 50 years so I have seen almost everything..... I actually like troubleshooting electrical issues.... Something clearly wrong with me....