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Variable 170 Rewire Instructional.

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Right Maplins shopping list.

1 kettle connection male, 1 female.

20mm fuse holder + 20mm 10amp Glass fuses

2mtr black 2 core flex post-45598-0-70196800-1450014579.jpg

Trim the flex as shown. post-45598-0-72252100-1450014624.jpg

 

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Add the fuse and male plug, make sure you wire the brown up to the live pin which should be marked inside the plug post-45598-0-09219200-1450014863.jpg

Tape it up leaving a veiwing window so you can see if the fuse blows. post-45598-0-06755200-1450014924.jpg

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Next, open the handle up and remove the white wedges to remove the old wires. After testing the left terminal was the live, this is where you brown will go... post-45598-0-88514700-1450015158.jpgpost-45598-0-88350000-1450015192.jpg Drill your end cap to fit the new flex snug.

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post-45598-0-99088900-1450015341.jpg Slide it on your flex and add a cable tie about 25mm after your stripped back wires. Re attache new flex post-45598-0-20985800-1450015476.jpg and reassemble. That`s the hardest bit done.

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Now for the female connection - the easy bit. Clip off the old cigar connection. The wire with the white writing on, is your live. Wire it up to the live in the female kettle connection. post-45598-0-02659600-1450015825.jpg post-45598-0-75458300-1450015857.jpg

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Good write up there Bob get this pinned so it will be easy to find for the (future how do I rewire my lamp) :thumbs:

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Well done Bob wish I'd read this before I destroyed my variable blitz.

 

Do you bother with the wiring behind the bulb holder Bob? Where the dodgy soldering is?

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I didnt mate, the brightness buttons seemed to be molded into the handle as a sealed unit on the new ones and any other connections I saw looked fine and with no chance of stressing them, so I didnt bother. If a fix comes up I`ll post it on here.

Whilst we are on about fix`s.

My techi mate reckons its fine to hardwire the lamp to the battery plug, no fuse needed.

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