Although an abbreviated Holiday
work session, some more progress was made on the instillation of the W-00046
wire harness. To insure enough cable slack to route above the rudder pedal
assembly Van’s marks the W-00046 harness with two red locating bands which are used
to aid in correctly positioning the harness. The red band closest to the
connector at the instrument panel end is to be positioned at the grommet in the
F-1202B instrument panel base. The second band is positioned at the grommet in
the F1202F bulkhead which is aft of the fuel flow sensor. For reference, the
first red band is located 23" from the connector and the second band is
located 62" from the connector. I took these measurements last week for a
fellow builder … now I know why he needed them. If not extremely careful, the
red bands have a propensity to snag on the grommets and while pushing the cable,
the cable will continue moving but the positioning band can stay hung up … thus
messing up the positioning. Ask me how I
The WH-00046 cable forward of the F-1203A
bulkhead grommet is in final position. Working the cable further aft, slowly
Discovered an unexpected, but welcomed surprise.
The RV-12 has an external audio jack! … it is located between the seats on the
F-1203A bulkhead. Knew there was a 12 volt cigarette lighter type of a power
source in that area, but did not realize there was also an audio jack for
connecting an MP3 player or other audio source.
Auxiliary audio jack in my hand goes into the
hole my finger is pointing to. An unexpected nicety.