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“In this assembly session you will connect the wires of the brake light, headlights and rear lights to the control unit. You will then perform a simple test to check that the lights work properly.”
Materials: All of the non-electrical parts are plastic.
Connecting the Wires and Testing the Lights
Retrieve your Chassis assembly.
- Connect the plug of the Wiring for the LED Rear Lights (green/black) to socket 1B on the Electronic Control Unit
- Connect the plug of the Wiring for the LED Headlights (green/white) to socket 1A on the Electronic Control Unit
- Connect the plug of the Wiring and Switch for the Brake Lights (black/black) to socket 1C on the Electronic Control Unit
Make sure you plug these in correctly to prevent damaging the two pins in each socket:
Insert three (3) fresh AAA batteries into the Battery Holder as shown, and slide the main power switch ON (towards the front of the car):
Press the switch button on the Wiring and Switch for the Lights (white/white) and the four LEDs on the Dashboard Lights panel, the four white Headlight LEDs, and the four red Rear Light LEDs should all light up:
Press the switch button on the Wiring and Switch for the Brake Lights (black/black) and the four red Rear Light LEDs should get brighter:
Once you have finished testing the lights, turn the main power switch to OFF and remove the batteries. Included with this stage are four Stands for the Chassis. These are meant to support the Chassis as you complete the build to keep the tires from deforming.
Many automobile partworks include stands like this, but I seldom use them:
Surprisingly, that is all of the wiring we will need for this model! Compared to other models I have built, this wiring is much easier. We did not use the Wire Grommets, so keep them handy for the next stage.
Stage 48 – Floor Pan, Hooks