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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Jacques on December 22, 2009, 11:55:55 PM

Title: aftermarket wiring harness
Post by: Jacques on December 22, 2009, 11:55:55 PM
A friend is having ongoing reliability issues with the wiring of his 57 Coronet (will post pics later, its really a nice car). Basically, all wires are deteriorated and need replacement.
 
To get rid of the problems without going totally DIY (too time-consuming) he is looking for a universal harness.
 
We encountered these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EZ-WIRING-12-CIRCUIT-COLOR-UNIVERSAL-WIRING-HARNESS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3ca89b093cQQitemZ260526770492QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EZ-WIRING-12-CIRCUIT-COLOR-UNIVERSAL-WIRING-HARNESS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3ca89b093cQQitemZ260526770492QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories)
 
Are the products from EZ-wiring any good?
Title: aftermarket wiring harness
Post by: Butch Houghton on December 23, 2009, 04:37:18 AM
Should be,  uses the same good wire the others do & a lot cheaper.   Just be aware that the color codes won't match but the wires are marked for function  along their length.

You'll still have to use all your bulb sockets,  they usually give you new headlight connectors but I can't tell in their kit.    Theirs is like the others in that they use GM type connectors for turn signal hookup too but that can be adapted also.  

There will still be a lot of adapting to work with the original Dash stuff & wipers & such  but it's pretty straightforward.   A factory book would help crossing stuff.

I just used a Ron Francis Mopar kit & it still wasn't as plug & play as they want you to think but it's so nice to have all new wire & fuse box it's worth it in the end,   Painless Mopar kits are color coded correct but they're 450.00.    Not worth  it to me.

Butch


Title: aftermarket wiring harness
Post by: firedome on December 23, 2009, 05:56:02 AM
Sjak, the place for quality original wiring harnesses is Rhode Island
Wiring
Service ... I have the catalog in my garage at
my other house . If he wants to do it right and do it authentic, they
are the best for any Forward Look car, also earlier and later vintage
Mopar and others.  I will be using them for my '56 Packard.

http://www.riwire.com

firedome2009-12-23 11:01:31
Title: aftermarket wiring harness
Post by: Steve on December 23, 2009, 06:00:05 AM
The price is Lagit. ]
 
I have one, bought as a universal for the 550.  Don't know about the wire colors, but it sefinitely seems to be well made.  The guy I bought from and I just exchanged a few emails about an EFI harness.
Title: aftermarket wiring harness
Post by: Jacques on December 23, 2009, 09:06:15 AM
OK sounds good guys!

Originality is not an issue with this car. There's another engine-tranny-brake system-hifi-upholstery-etc in that car. Besides, there are some flaws in the original design which we also want to cure while we're at it. E.g. modern fuses are much better than glass fuses.

We'll figure out about adapting the sockets. Regarding the colors, we have the shop manual. So we'll manage.

Thanks for the feedback!


Title: aftermarket wiring harness
Post by: Steve on December 23, 2009, 09:59:07 AM
Sjak
 
I ordered it from this guy. . .If you want the personal touch. . .He was real helpful fiding items for me he didn't have and sent me direct to them.
 
ez2wire@ez2wire.com (http://mailto:ez2wire@ez2wire.com)
 
Charles Goin
Title: aftermarket wiring harness
Post by: Stitcherbob on December 23, 2009, 09:34:48 PM
for the ultimate wiring.....

http://www.isispower.com/ (http://www.isispower.com/)