Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC!
Just starting to look at the wiring loom as I need to incorporate additional fuses / relays for the added accessories (EPAS, fuel pump, ECU etc). I also need to add relays to the original wiring to help save the ancient switch gear. In tracing the wiring (as I don’t have a complete RS2000 schematic) it’s obvious why things like headlamp switches melt!! The High beam wiring enters the fuse box as a single wire, through the fuse (8A according to the schematic 🤔- assume RS was 20A) and exits in a parallel circuit each feeding their respective high beam and driving lamps. Now even with stock 55w lamps that’s 220w or 18.3A which I consider a significant load to be placed switchgear expecting to last. Some then replace the drivingamps with 100w bulbs and wonder why things don’t last 🤔.
In any case relays are going in for the headlamps, Ignition, fuel pump, horn etc this time around.