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Old 08-14-2016, 08:14 PM   #11
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My shuttle bus didn't have all those door interlocks but I did have a lot of wiring I wanted to remove. It took a day or two but I clipped and pulled one wire at a time back to the bus power panel. Buses have so bloody many wires in the main bundle that it's easy to get confused if you're trying to do a more than one at a time.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:27 AM   #12
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What if I filled the caps with glue before I put them on? That way they wouldn't have any chance in coming off, and if I decide to use any of them down the road I can just cut off the capped part.

I'm gonna snip one of the emergency exit wires right at the connection tomorrow and see if the bus still starts.
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:04 AM   #13
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Why not just rewire the whole bus? That's my plan, and to be honest, I'd rather have fresh copper in there rather than something that's been bouncing around for so many years. On the plus side, you can create your own bundles for ease of repair.
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:39 PM   #14
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What if I filled the caps with glue before I put them on? That way they wouldn't have any chance in coming off, and if I decide to use any of them down the road I can just cut off the capped part.

I'm gonna snip one of the emergency exit wires right at the connection tomorrow and see if the bus still starts.
If you just want to cut and cap the wiring you can use crimp on caps from the auto parts store or wire nuts.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:09 PM   #15
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in most busses its pretty easy to find what is powered at the driver console... in mine everything goes through one of 2 main methods.. my main cutoff switch on the dash kills everything...

then there are 2 continuous duty 100 amp solenoids that power with the key...

there are 3 bus bars with rows of 20 amp circuit breakers in the driver console.. anything powered by a switch or with key goes to one of the 2 solenoid bus bars... anything powered all the time went to the 3rd..

so you can always cut power to any stray wires by unplugging them from the breaker... that way you dont have live-wires running to the back of the bus then capped... thats the main worry when ypu cut circuits is that you leave voltage.. so I would test every wire for voltage after you cut it.. test it at the end thats left and not ripped out... if theres voltage then find it in the driver console and unplug it..

ive already found an instance where one of my capped wires going to the back of the bus came in handy for another purpose.. so I was glad they were not pulled out all the way and destroyed...

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