ISSUE 56

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue you will continue the assembly of the interior by fixing cables to the circuit board…”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Production Diary: A Flying DeLorean
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Darlene Vogel

Build


The Circuit Board

Step 1

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:

Step 2

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:

Step 3

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:

Step 4

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!

Step 5

Push the end of the Yellow/Blue wire (marked ‘7’) onto the pins marked ’07’ on the Circuit Board:

Step 6

Push the end of the Green/Black wire (marked ’13’) onto the pins marked ’13’ on the Circuit Board:

Step 7

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:

Step 8

Push the end of the Yellow/Brown wire (marked ’21’) onto the pins marked ’21’ on the Circuit Board:

Orange, not brown:

Step 9

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:

Step 10

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:

Steps 11-13

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 any of the 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):

Thoughts


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. All of the parts in this issue are electronics.

Running Total of screws used so far: 483

Next Up


 Issue 57 – Interior: Upper Rear Bulkhead, Light Board (XMAS Tree SID), Bulkhead Details

4 thoughts on “ISSUE 56”

  1. I tested my lights at this point as you suggest. When I press switch 1 my speedometer goes on. When I press switch 2 it goes off when lit and when I press it again it goes on another time. Switch 3 dashboard and 4 time circuits. Something wrong with 1 I guess. Do you know for what switch 1 goes ?

    1. Button 1 should be for the Flux Bands. Check out my WIRING page for more details. Make sure the mounting screws for the Switch Board are not shorting any terminals.

  2. Thanks a lot! Will check the Switch board screw. Sorry haven’t seen your wiring page before ! Hope you recieve the delayed issues soon and go on with the build. Such a usefull guide !

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