AUTOMOTIVE WIRING SYMBOLS

Austin Allegro 1973-1982 Copyright Haynes Publishing

Austin Allegro wiring

Copyright Haynes Publishing group

Automotive wiring symbols glossary from It's My Classic online classic car magazine

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You've opened your workshop manual and, for the first time, you've flipped through to the wiring diagrams. Gulp. It's a seeminlgy tangled mess of interlinked lines going in every direction.

Fear not. These diagrams aren't quite as complicated as they might seem at first glance. Understanding the language of wiring diagrams makes a great first step to untangling the visual knotwork.

Automotive wiring symbols wire.gif
Automotive wiring symbols non_connected
Automotive wiring symbols connected wire
Automotive wiring symbols connector.gif
Automotive wiring symbols ground earth.g
Automotive wiring symbols chassis earth.
Automotive wiring symbols fuse.gif
Automotive wiring symbols bulb.gif
Automotive wiring symbols battery.gif
Automotive wiring symbols gauge.gif
Automotive wiring symbols heated rear sc
Automotive wiring symbols antenna.gif

We're going to start by defining the symbols. Although wiring symbols are now standardised to a great extent, they can vary depending on the publisher, and more so in older manuals.

It's My Classic has trawled through the most popular workshop manuals of today and yesteryear to bring together a glossary of common variants for classic vehicle wiring.

Automotive wiring symbols switch normall
Automotive wiring symbols switch normall
Automotive wiring symbols two position s
Automotive wiring symbols rotary switch.
Automotive wiring symbols push button sw
Automotive wiring symbols resistor.gif
Automotive wiring symbols variable resis
Automotive wiring symbols variable resis
Automotive wiring symbols capacitor.gif
Automotive wiring symbols circuit breake
Automotive wiring symbols horn.gif
Automotive wiring symbols thermostat.gif

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