A couple other comments, I would suggest nothing between the battery and the ammeter except a fusible link. You show the power for wipers, horn, flasher connected to the battery side of the ammeter, meaning not only will they always be connected to power, but also the ammeter will indicate the current going to them from the alternator. Generally the ammeter only is to indicate charging current, not accessories current. If you are concerned with running that accessory current through the ignition switch, just add one or two relays to carry that power.
I don't know what horn you are using, most only have one power wire going to the horn and the horn relay switches that power. The horn is grounded at its attachment to the truck.
Are you going to add switches to light the dome light when you open the doors?
To each his own, I don't see anything that won't work, just a little unusual. Be sure to place a fusible link between the battery and the ammeter.
Thanks for the feedback. I initially didn't have any fuses coming from the turn signal wiring going to the tail lights or parking lights, and only had the power to the flasher fused. It didn't look right not having any of the turn signal outputs from the switch fused, so I changed it. If it's common practice to not fuse the turn signal outputs, that's good to know. I don't understand the comment that brake lights are fused separately from signal switch. The brake light switch is fused feeding the turn signal unit-and also the outputs fused.
I wired the wipers and dome light and horn hot all the time, as I want the ability to turn on the dome light, wipers, and honk the horn independent of the ignition switch. Also - I want to be able to see charge / discharge current on the ammeter from all the accessories. Don't you want to be able to see the overall health of the charging circuit including drain from all accessories? This is how the original wiring diagram shows it. Do I need to move the power feed to dome light, horn, and wipers to the other side of the ammeter? Fusible link is a good idea between the battery and ammeter.
Good point on the horn - I will switch the power with the relay going to the horn. I'm not adding switches to the doors for the dome light. Only using the dome light switch.
I also forgot to wire up the high beam indicator lamp.
I don't know why we are supposed to critique a wiring diagram. I don't know why it was created. There is a wiring diagram for that truck. There are instructions that come with turn signal switches and are all over the internet. You did not complete the alt wiring. I say all this because this is the type of info that gets on the internet and confuses. It has homemade non-standard symbols...... and has been pointed out as having mistakes. Also the horn relay still seems to be shown wrong. I advise you use the known wiring diagrams available. You don't seem to be able to recreate them. You show a steering wheel on a wiring diagram. You have arrows going up and down on the end of the "turn signal box". You have 25 fuses for a simple old truck and show no connectors. Too many things to list. My warning is to all who see this, is not to use it for anything. Reinventing the wheel for no reason. if you didn't know what you were doing and need us to edit this diagram, you should have used the existing official wiring documents and wired your truck. A very wasted and dangerous exercise as I see it. It is a good idea to see if you can draw a schematic or wiring diagram just for fun. You can check it against the known literature. But you have invented one out of the blue. I have wired many trucks and always refer to the books. Please take this with a grain of salt. I don't mean any harm. It is hard to critique without listing errors. It is also necessary in this case to ask why. Sorry for the time saving directness.
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I have the original wiring diagram for the truck. You don't need to critique the diagram - it's just for fun. Why it was created you ask - I enjoy making my own diagrams, and thought I would share. I know it's not per standard schematic drawing standards - it's mine and that's ok. I'm not trying to re-create the original schematic per say. I AM able to re-create them if I wanted to. If I want a steering wheel and up down arrows on my turn signal bar - it's ok - it's mine. I accept your opinion and don't disagree with anything you or others have pointed out. This site is for fun - and very informative. I've made changes on my OWN wiring diagram to include a power distribution panel and remove all the in line fuses. Yes I have picture of a steering wheel, yes I have non conventional schematic pictures. Yes it's ok.
I have a valid reason to make my own wiring diagram - because I want to - and I can. No worries - no harm no foul. I just won't post it on this site for others to look at and get confused. I appreciate your feedback.
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darthintel, just to be clear, in your initial post you asked for critiques. With this bunch you should expect to get just that. The Staff appreciates everyone keeping this civil. You put a lot of thought into your presentation and even though it is thought by some to be overkill, it is yours not theirs. The possibility exists that someone could find helpful ideas by looking at it. Continue to post your “out of the box ideas” making sure to designate each as “Non-factory Correct”. Help, no matter how off the wall it may be, is appreciated.🛠
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Hello Martin, A really appreciate all the feedback. I should have been more descriptive as to the purpose of my schematic.
Disclaimers: Yes - It's my own diagram and doesn't follow conventional schematic rules Yes - It's just for fun to make it my own. Yes - it contains fun images for accessories. Yes - I've kind of followed the original color codes, but not in all cases. No - I'm not creating this to replace the original schematic. Yes - I enjoy drawing for fun. Yes - I value all feedback I've attached my latest wiring diagram for others to look at and let me know if I've made any major mistakes. Thank you!