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« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2012, 04:05:11 PM »



I found it!  I found the problem!  NOW I can start wraping up the EFI harness.

What baffles me is, that ground was never hooked up to anything!  It's run for 5 years like that.

Stan, the formal harness is a rat race as you already know,  There's allot more wires in there that I never saw.  I know it was greatly reduced in 79.  The 79 and 80's were wired more like the72 was.  Same functions, allot less wire.  Copper must have been cheap that yuear.  LOL

The Nightmare is tying 3 different harness's into the one to get everything to work like it should.  Or should I say 4 harness's.  I have my own in there for all the original mods I did.  Not finished there yet.  I have 3 unknowns yet and the rear blower.  I'm going to try to use the rear heater switch for the rear window blower since it's a latching switch.

Maybe it's just paying more attention to the wiring.  Some of those little gremlins will go away like the hard starting.  Once i grounded that one wire, it started right up.  In fact, I never heard it start that fast.


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« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2012, 08:37:52 PM »

I feel for you Steve. I helped a friend diagnose a 2001 LIghtning wirng harness that was half cut/half unconnected, some missing, for three weeks before he believed me when I said no key, no workie, security system interference. You know, there are actually a couple wires in that harness which require they be wrapped with another wire, just to prevent interference of the one wire and prevent RFI interference with the computer. Don't get a Ford, that's what I say.
 
TR4 didn't have a wire. I'm not sure what the fuse is for, will have to figure that out, probably the tail lights or cigarette lighter (which it didn't have, either)!
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« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2012, 08:09:22 PM »



 
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« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2012, 04:56:18 PM »

Is it done yet?
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« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2012, 06:50:01 PM »



The connector for the horn relay is eluding me.
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« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2012, 11:10:40 AM »




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« Reply #66 on: July 17, 2012, 09:15:59 PM »



I went under the dash and started to bundle everything up and tie it back.  Did some wrapping too.  I don;t know how, but I killed the dash lights in the speedo cluster and lost the ground for the gauges.  Now I have to take the cluster all apart again and find out what went wrong.  Like the computer, it's better I find this stuff now.
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« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2012, 08:01:52 PM »




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« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2012, 09:06:58 AM »



What was wrong that you lost dash lights and gauges?  Can you get me a pic of the back side of the dash you pulled?  Interested in instrument cluster lighting.
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« Reply #69 on: July 19, 2012, 09:51:24 AM »



You have the indirect lighting on that don't you?
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« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2012, 10:37:49 AM »

I was just thinking about the Virgins dash lights was all.....
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« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2012, 01:10:05 PM »



What about them?  They work great.
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« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2012, 01:28:22 PM »



Just wondering how they lit, these things interest me is all...;-)
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« Reply #73 on: July 19, 2012, 07:08:15 PM »



They're lit from the outside.  Quite attractive actually
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« Reply #74 on: July 19, 2012, 07:13:43 PM »



ANYBODY HAVE ONE OF THOSE TABS THEY USE ON HEATER CABLES FOR THE ADJUSTMENTS?  iT'S THE LITTLE BLACK PIECE OF SPRING STEEL YOU PINCH AND SLIDE IT ON THE CABLE TO ADJUST.
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