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Offline PPATEL

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Need help with locating electrical connector (see picture)
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:54:13 AM »
I have a 1952 W187 220, I am in the process of completing some final works and need some help with an electrical connector.

Could someone help identify its' correct name and part number, also if you have any suggestions where to buy them, I am not fussy for the originality as long as its functionality and look is like for like.

Appreciate all the help.

Regards,

Pran

Offline John Ellis

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Re: Need help with locating electrical connector (see picture)
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 02:26:56 AM »
It is the power plug for either the optional heater fan or a plug for the aftermarket portable convenience light.  I believe that the plug for the heater fan came with the fan as an assembly.  The MB part number for the fan is 10 187 830 00 08.  Don't know if there is a separate number for the plug only .... probably not.  The convenience lights come up for sale on eBay quite often.

The plug itself looks very similar to the DIN / ISO 4165 plug available today.  I can't confirm the size is correct, but you may want to test it against your original.  Try a google search for "DIN4165".  Here is one as an example http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Motorcycle-power-plug-12V-DIN4165-Hella-Merit-10A-US-Seller-/160994018909?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item257bfdc65d&vxp=mtr

For others, here is a picture of the heater fan installed and plugged into the socket at the firewall adjacent to the fuse box.  Notice the spare socket available for other uses such as the portable convenience light.
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Re: Need help with locating electrical connector (see picture)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 03:16:45 AM »
John, Thanks very much for your help. It now makes sense as the two connectors were plugged into the fire wall and I was able to trace the wires back to a switch on the dashboard.

I also found two disconnected wires from the blower motors and was puzzeled how they would have been wired. Thanks for sharing your picture too.

Pran

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Re: Need help with locating electrical connector (see picture)
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 07:56:25 AM »
Here is a photo from my 220.  This is the connector to the fan.  Note that it is "keyed" and will only fit into the bottom hole.  That is the one that has a switch under the dash to turn the fan on/off.
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Re: Need help with locating electrical connector (see picture)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 09:56:28 AM »
Thanks Scott for the additional information and picture.  In that case, Prans plug must be for an aftermarket accessory?
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Re: Need help with locating electrical connector (see picture)
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 10:48:39 AM »
Scott, appriciate the additional info. Since I need to buy couple new plugs, I will first check to see if it fit and works with current female connectors, I can then wire it to the switch on dash.

I'll keep you posted on progress, still months away from finishing the final touches.

Pran

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Re: Need help with locating electrical connector (see picture)
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 12:22:25 AM »
Here is a picture of a 1960 aftermarket convenience light.  The DIN number for the plug at that time was "A DIN 72591".

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