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« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2012, 08:33:32 AM »



Some of that still comes out.  I know where all that goes!  That's the criminal part. I just can't figure out those turn signals.  I look at the drawings and go blank.  Believe it or not, allot of this has been done without the drawings.  I am taking a 78 harness, part of a 72 harness and part of a 92 harness and bring it all together.
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« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2012, 04:57:54 PM »



 
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« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2012, 05:16:33 PM »

Steve, can you enlighten us novices with interior stuff (me, anyway) as to how you are repairing the pad?  I have the stock CJ pad for my Jeep and as long as it clears the cage I want to re-install it but it has PLENTY of cracks.  I was considering just wrapping it in something.
What is that can down there?
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« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2012, 04:07:43 PM »



The turn signals are working now.  There's a fault in the harness.  I just have to find it.
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« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2012, 07:35:23 PM »


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...exactly...I'm something doesn't work in the harness...it's all your FAULT....

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« Reply #50 on: July 09, 2012, 09:43:38 PM »



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...exactly...I'm something doesn't work in the harness...it's all your FAULT....
It's a splice that broke somewhere.  There's a couple of things on the circuit.  Interior lights, (Haven't hooked them up yet.  They're last.), Radio Back, Up lights. . .
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« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2012, 04:23:56 PM »



I was wrong.  It's not a splice.  It's a step missing in the 72 ignition switch.  This harness had a tilt column so that'swhere the issue is.  Seems they bring more wires in for the tilt than they do for the rigid column.  Makes no sense.
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« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2012, 06:32:10 PM »

Chrysler knew all too well the bulkhead conectors were a problem and with the redesigned Formals,the bulkhead was eliminated.
All the wiring goes into the cabin through the firewall in one big harness.
The Formals were first,then the F,M,J models followed suit.
A and B bodies were eventually at their end of their runs, and the bulkheads were not redesigned
 
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« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2012, 07:06:08 PM »

They must have redesigned it eventually, because my 95 Dakota has one. One thing they did do was make it a lot more waterproof. There is a rubber boot that goes over it and there is a bolt that clamps the inside and outside halves together, and that dielectric grease is used to keep things from corroding. I know there were a lot of years in between, but I prefer the bulkhead connectors than wires running through the whole car like this, wife's 81 Camaro has a harness about the size of your wrist going into the engine bay right about where the distributor is, and that was a pain to get out, gonna love getting it back in.
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« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2012, 08:57:23 PM »



Would you believe I think I popped my ECU?
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« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2012, 09:09:01 PM »

I have a box of like 24 fuses for the Dakota and PT Cruiser, I have five fuses in the Charger (which I do intend to upgrade just a little bit later on), and my Triumph has one fuse (and that will definitely be upgraded)!
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« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2012, 07:19:34 AM »



Didn't know Triumphs had fuses!  Thought the whole harness was a fuse....
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« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2012, 09:51:24 AM »

Nope, there was one fuse I found on the harness that fit in a shoebox when I dismantled the car!
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« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2012, 09:53:25 AM »


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Nope, there was one fuse I found on the harness that fit in a shoebox when I dismantled the car!
Lucus Electrics.  Ugh
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« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2012, 04:04:22 PM »



Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Well here I was gaining on it, down to the radio and the horn.  The rest is all figured out and connected.

Now something went wrong with the pooter harness and the ECU is not getting a ground.  It was running until I started to tie up the harness.  Re checked my work and found a couple of mistakes.  Everything was fine until I wire tied up the EFI harness.  Everything else works, it just doesn't run.


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