As with any model build that includes lighting, there is going to be wiring. This Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 is no different. It actually contains a lot of wiring that has to be tested, managed, and cared for.
A few things to note about wiring the Ecto-1:
- Follow the colors – Eaglemoss has been known to label the wires incorrectly, so follow the colors in the magazines.
- Polarity matters – LEDs are diodes and will only work with the correct flow of electricity. Be sure to check connection orientation.
- Don’t pinch – Wires can easily be pinched between two pieces and cause a short, especially metal. Take care during assembly.
- Seat the plugs – Make sure all connectors are fully seated in their sockets.
This list relates to the final endpoint of each wire, and not the wires coming off the PCB.
|Wire||Color(s)||Purpose||Activated By||Received in Stage||Installed in Stage|
|A||Red/Black||Power Supply||Slide Switch Under Left Rear Chassis||35||35|
|B||White/White||Siren Switch||Right Radio Button||38||41|
|C||Blue/Blue||Roof Lights Switch||Left Radio Button||38||41|
|D||Blue/Green||Engine Sound Switch||Keyhole Button on Lower Middle Dashboard||38||41|
|E||Green/Green||Horn Switch||Button to the left of the Radio||38||41|
|F||Grey/Grey||Main Light Switch||Fluted Button on Lower Left Dashboard||38||41|
|G||Black/Black||Brake Pedal Switch||Pressing Brake Pedal||38||38|
|H||Red/White||Dashboard Light||Fluted Button on Lower Left Dashboard||38||41|
|I||Yellow/Yellow||Speaker||Siren, Engine Sound, or Horn Switches||65||65|
|J||Grey/Red||Federal 19 Propello-Ray||Left Radio Button||65||67|
|K||White/Grey||Whelen HRDF-200 Strobe||Left Radio Button||65||67|
|L||Black/Grey||Front Deck Lights||Left Radio Button||65||67|
|M||Black/Grey||Rear Deck Lights||Left Radio Button||65||67|
|N||Red/White||Code 3 Force 4 XL Light Bars||Left Radio Button||65||67|
|O||Green/White||Left Headlight||Fluted Button on Lower Left Dashboard||66||66|
|P||Green/White||Right Headlight||Fluted Button on Lower Left Dashboard||66||66|
|Q||Black/White||Left Tail Light||Pressing Brake Pedal||66||66|
|R||Black/White||Right Tail Light||Pressing Brake Pedal||66||66|
|S||Black/Blue||Ceiling Light||Opening Any Door||66||66|
|T||Red/Red||Rear Door Switch||Opening Rear Door||66||66|
|U||Red/Red||Front Left Door Switch||Opening Front Left Door||66||66|
|V||Red/Red||Rear Left Door Switch||Opening Rear Left Door||66||66|
|W||Red/Red||Front Right Door Switch||Opening Front Right Door||66||66|
|X||Red/Red||Rear Right Door Switch||Opening Rear Right Door||66||66|