Return to the BUILD
“In this issue you will continue the assembly of the interior by fixing cables to the circuit board…”
Materials: All of the parts in this issue are electrical.
- Drive Time: Model Instructions
- Production Diary: A Flying DeLorean
- A Time Traveler’s Guide: Darlene Vogel
The Circuit Board
Push the end of the White/White wire (marked ‘1’) onto the pins marked ’01’ on the Circuit Board.
NOTE: To ensure these are connected with the correct polarity, make sure the white numbers printed on the black plugs always face the edge of the Circuit Board:
Push the end of the Brown/White wire (marked ‘2’) onto the pins marked ’02’ on the Circuit Board.
This wire is Orange/White. It is not brown:
Push the end of the Orange/Brown wire (marked ‘3’) onto the pins marked ’03’ on the Circuit Board.
This wire is Orange/Orange, not sure why they say it is brown:
Push the end of the Brown/Black wire (marked ‘4’) onto the pins marked ’04’ on the Circuit Board:
This one is Orange/Black. Their idea of brown is wrong!
Push the end of the Yellow/Blue wire (marked ‘7’) onto the pins marked ’07’ on the Circuit Board:
Push the end of the Green/Black wire (marked ’13’) onto the pins marked ’13’ on the Circuit Board:
Turn the board around and push the end of the Brown/Green wire (marked ’20’) onto the pins marked ’20’ on the Circuit Board:
Again, this brown is orange:
Push the end of the Yellow/Brown wire (marked ’21’) onto the pins marked ’21’ on the Circuit Board:
Orange, not brown:
Secure the Circuit Board to the back of the Bulkhead Hatch as shown, with four (4) FP screws.
Make sure you mount this the right way up. The long white socket should be at the upper right:
Push the end of the Yellow/Yellow wire coming out of the center console (marked ‘5’ from Issue 40) onto the pins marked ’05’ on the Circuit Board:
Push the end of the Yellow/Brown wire (marked ’18’ from Issue 45) onto the pins marked ’18’ on the Circuit Board.
The instructions say this wire is Yellow/Brown, but it is definitely the Orange/Yellow wire from the digital speedometer.
Push the end of the Yellow/White wire (marked ’17’ from Issue 45) onto the pins marked ’17’ on the Circuit Board.
Push the end of the Yellow/Black wire (marked ’14’ from Issue 42) onto the pins marked ’14’ on the Circuit Board.
All of these wires should be coming out of the center console, so I combined all of these separate steps into one photo:
Testing the Lights
The instructions do not include any testing steps, but we can actually test some of these connections and the main Switch Board too. All we need to do is connect this Switch Board plug to the Circuit Board, matching the (F)ront and (R)ear ends as shown:
Next, connect the main power connector from the Battery Box here, as shown. If you have The Power Mod like I do, you can connect one of the Power Mod’s pigtail connectors here to power the Circuit Board. Be sure the black wire goes on the negative (-) pin and the red wire goes on the positive (+) pin:
Then, make sure you either have fresh batteries installed and turn the power switch ON, or with the The Power Mod, it is plugged in and powered. You should now be able to use the following switches on the center console to test if the respective lighting works correctly:
Switch 2 – Digital Speedometer
Switch 3 – Dashboard/Meters
I had to shut down all my studio lights to take this picture. My camera was not happy about it:
Switch 4 – Time Circuits Display
Everything works! That is a good sign. I took one last photo with everything turned on using my phone (it likes the dark better, but the quality leaves a lot to be desired):
That was a lot of wiring connections! And, we successfully tested some of them too. All of this is in preparation for the rest of the multitude of wires that will also attach to this Circuit Board.
Issue 57 – Interior: Upper Rear Bulkhead, Light Board (XMAS Tree SID), Bulkhead Details