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How To Access And View Wiring Diagrams

  1. Plug-in Required - To view wiring schematics in FordEtis, you will need the Adobe SVG Viewer installed.
  2. Selecting a Vehicle - Select the Vehicle for which you require Technical Information.
  3. Information Type - After selecting a vehicle, click on either the Wiring Diagram tab or the wiring information listed in the Vehicle Summary page.
  4. Tree Navigation - The navigation is a hierarchy structured like the branches of a tree, this is used to navigate to a piece of wiring information. This is achieved by clicking on the / symbols or on the textual link displayed next to them.
    • For example, click on the vehicle system you are interested in, next select a group, then a section (some sections are qualified with additional information). You will then need to choose a piece of wiring information.
  5. Wiring Information - The different types of wiring information in the tree navigation (hierarchy) can be identified by a symbol. To view a piece of information click on a symbol or textual link displayed next to it. The symbols used are:
    • - Indicates a wiring schematic is present.
    • - Indicates a connector view is present. Note: Only found in the navigation tree for schematics created before October 2005.
    • - Indicates an overview schematic or a component location view is present.
    • - Identifies the component location diagram of the connector currently being viewed.
  6. Wiring Content -
    • View - The content pane can be expanded by collapsing the navigation pane, there are two different ways this can be done:
      1. Click on the 'Hide navigation' icon found at the top right-hand corner of the navigation pane. Clicking on the 'Show navigation' icon will redisplay the navigation. Note: The can only be found at the top left-hand corner of the navigation pane when the pane is collapsed.
      2. The width of the navigation pane can be resized. To do this, mouse over (place the cursor over) the right-hand border of the navigation pane until the symbol appears, then hold the left mouse button down & drag to the required width. Note: Some Browsers may not support this.
    • Toolbar - To navigate around the wiring content, a toolbar (found at the top of the content pane) has been provided, this includes the following functionality:
      • Pan - From left to right the symbols mean:- Pan to the left, pan up, pan down and pan to the right of the diagram.
      • Zoom - Enlarge or reduce the current view.
      • Reset - Return the content to the original view.
      • Sheets - These icons are only displayed if more than one schematic sheet is available. Clicking on these will display the selected sheet.
      • PDF - Indicates the availability of a PDF document. This can be viewed and/or printed if you have Adobe Reader installed. Note: A schematic sheet will print on two A4 pages.
      • Print - Selecting this tool will display a new window containing a printable version of the wiring content. After a brief pause, the window's print function will automatically display. Click on the 'Print' button and the page will be printed to a single A4 page. Note: For optimum printing, select landscape orientation. This can be done via the 'Advance' tab found in the windows print function.
      • Keyboard/ Mouse Navigation Alternatively, to navigate around the wiring content, keyboard and mouse shortcuts are available. Select the right mouse button and the options 'zoom in, zoom out and original view' will appear in the dialogue box. When using these shortcut methods the navigational buttons found at the top of the content pane become inactive. To enable the navigation buttons, return the schematic to the original size by selecting 'original view' from the dialogue box.
    • Schematic Styles - There are currently two schematic styles displayed in FordEtis:
      1. Block Drawing - Most of the wiring currently stored in Etis is represented using the 'Block Drawing' approach. These types of schematics may contain up to five types of interactive links, these can link to splice information, connector information, ground information, fuse information and where available, links to further sheets:
        • Splice Information (e.g. ) - Clicking on a splice number displays a new window which contains a list of related schematics.
        • Connector Information (e.g. ) - Clicking on a connector number displays a box with two links. Selecting 'Connector Face View' displays a graphic of the connector face. Picking 'Component Location' displays a list of locations within the vehicle in which the connector resides.
        • Ground Information (e.g. ) - Selecting the Ground Label brings up a list of variants in which the ground is used. Picking a variant loads a location diagram showing where the ground is located.
        • Fuse Information (e.g. ) - Selecting the Fuse number brings up a list of variants in which the fuse is used. Picking a variant loads a location diagram showing where the fuse is located.
        • Sheets (e.g. ) - These links are only displayed if more than one schematic sheet is available. Clicking on these will change the view to the selected sheet. Note: For this schematic style no sheet navigation icons will be displayed in the toolbar.
      2. 'New' Line/Circuit - The new wiring schematics in Etis are represented using 'Line/Circuit' diagrams sourced directly from Ford Engineering. This improves the quality of the diagram, reduces the time to produce and allows us to apply enhanced functionality. These schematics may contain three types of interactive links, that can link to: splice information (including affected systems & connected wires), connector information (includes connector face views & component locations) and ground information. Wire/connector pin information is also interactive:
        • Splice Information (e.g. ) - Clicking on a splice number displays a pop-up with information about the connected wires. Choosing the 'View Affected Systems' link displays all links to related schematics. Click on the found at the top right-hand corner of the pop-up to close it.
        • Connector Information (e.g. ) - Clicking on a connector number displays a pop-up containing two links. Selecting 'Connector Face View' displays a graphic of the connector face. Picking 'Component Location' displays a graphic showing the location within the vehicle in which the connector resides. Click on the found at the top right-hand corner of the pop-up to close it.
        • Wiring Loom Connector Information (e.g. ) - Clicking on a connector number displays a box with two links. Selecting 'Connector Face View' displays a graphic of the connector face. Picking 'Component Location' displays a list of locations within the vehicle in which the connector resides. Click on the found at the top right-hand corner of the pop-up to close it.
        • Ground Information (e.g. ) - Grounding point for non-electronic devices. Clicking on the Ground Label brings up a pop-up containing a list of variants in which the ground is used. Picking a variant loads a location diagram showing where the ground is located. Click on the found at the top right-hand corner of the pop-up to close it.
        • Electronic Ground Information (e.g. ) - Grounding point for electronic modules. Clicking on the Electronic Ground Label brings up a pop-up containing a list of variants in which the ground is used. Picking a variant loads a location diagram showing where the ground is located. Click on the found at the top right-hand corner of the pop-up to close it.
        • Circuit Continuation (e.g. ) - This symbol indicates that the circuit referred to continues on the following sheet. A following sheet can be navigated to by clicking on a Toolbar sheet icon (see above).
        • System Connection (e.g. ) - This symbol indicates that the circuit referred to is connected to another system.
        • Wire/Connector Pin Information - Wire/Connector Pin Information will be displayed in a magnified local view when the cursor is positioned over a wire or close to a connector. This magnified view can be retained if the wire is clicked on (magnification may be performed on multiple wires). To return to the original view click on the wire(s) a second time.

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