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How to fit a charging point to a 230

Discussion in 'DIY: Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by television, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    What you will need is.

    XLR 3 pin female socket.
    XLR 3 pin male plug.
    These are dead cheap on Ebay
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    1 x inline fuse holder with 10 amp fuse.
    2 x push on spades for the fuse holder.
    2 x 10mm spades terminal for battery and ground.
    6cm of cable that will pass 10 amp.

    The only place where this can be fitted is on the battery side of the rear liner panel, just above the mid point fastening and by the side of the boot lamp, it is a good place as very strong just there and the light guides you in the dark.

    First.
    Lever up the inner part of the oblong fastenings. There are 4 on the rear panel and 1 on each boot hinge cover. These fastening are oblong in 2 parts there is a tiny hole each end, just lever the inner part out and then the part that is remaining in the hole. Do take care on these as the inner part can fly out getting lost in the boot. At each end midway up the panel, the fastenings here you lift the cap and there is a torx screw to undo. At the very bottom you to expanding rivets., lever out the centre pin all the way and the outer part will lift out of the hole. Lift the panel slightly and ease down the hole the rubber in the centre around the locking hole and the panel is free, just the lamp wires.

    You need to drill a large hole, just above the mid way fastening to the side of the lamp, it cannot be inline with the fastening point as to could foul the side liner.

    Solder the ground lead about 2cm long to pin 1 on the XLR socket and crimp a 10mm spade to the other end.
    Solder the plus live lead about 3cm long to pin 2, and crimp the push on spade on the other end.
    1 more length of wire, say 1.5cm with the other crimp on push on spade, and crimp the other 10mm spade on the other end.
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    You can now nut and bolt the XLR socket to the rear panel.
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    Take the negative lead that's on pin 1 to the top nut of the 2 nuts just behind the battery on the chassis.
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    Remove the nut from the positive terminal on the battery and fit the 1.5cm wire to the battery and replace nut and tighten.

    Push both wires onto the inline fuse, and slip this down to the side of the battery out of sight.

    Replace the rear panel by gently lifting the hinge covers over the ends of the rear panel. Lift the rubber boot up with a screwdriver over the rear panel. You can now replace the 2 bottom expanding rivets, next the 2 that screw in and close the lid. Now insert the inner section of the oblong rivets and then press the centre part in and down.
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    That is it you just need to solder the XLR plug onto the leads from your charger, negative to pin 1 and positive to pin 2.

    Please note that I should have used a female socket, and a male plug so that there was no danger in anything in the boot shorting out the pins in the socket. The plug and socket shown at the top are correct

    Thanks to member flying haggis for pointing this out.
     
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    television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    So sorry, can the post above please replace the post in the DIY section please, I had to change it on a safety angle. Lots on my mind today:(

    Thank you
     

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