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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring diagram color code

Where do I find same. I have saved the diagram - but see no legend on it. I can start following the colored lines - but it would help to know what the line is called....this make any sense?

OK - I finally found where the blk/yel is identified as chassis - so I gotta study some more to find others ID'ed.

Just found all the info in FAQ's!

Be patient guys ....Maybe i'll learn!

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What's your objective, Jim Sizemore?

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Just want(need) to learn all I can about my KLR. I've been an electronic tech since basic electronice at Scott AFB in 1953 and can get thru schematics pretty good - but wiring diagrams leave me guessing about whats going on. a box with wires in and out don't tell me whats going on IN the box. I'm starting to make sense of our diagram , though. Hopefully I can help answer questions in the future, instead of bothering someone else for answers....
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Jim -

I don't believe there is a rhyme or reason to the color code; the wires are just different colors so that you can trace from one end of the loom to the other. Each wire is unique unless there is a common function i.e. right turn signals have a white wire, left have a green wire, black and white is a common ground wire, etc.

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Thanks, Tom

That's what I was coming up with-just makes things harder to trace as we have to keep going back to verify what path we are on....Just gotta remember that electrons flow from - to + and against the arrow of a diode....

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And that, Jim, is all you need to know!

If one of the black boxes goes out you'll need to know more, but that's rare and we have people here who can help.

The most common electrical issue is a short due to chafing, and that's easy to trouble shoot.

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I use the color diagram from the FAQ by Big Cee. Here.

I did put it in an image editor and make it a US-only diagram; that's easier for me.

It includes not only colors, but the connections inside the switches (which not every diagram includes).

EDIT: the diagram, in several formats, is a few questions down from the start of the Electrical section.
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