i need to replace my entire wire harness eather with a stock harness or aftermarket does any one have any advice?
how come no one makes a aftermarket harness i was supprised lmc doesent even have any thing at all
I recently found a good deal on a 79' bronco myself that has had the harness removed and the old harness got thrown away. I would have no problem wiring a new harness but would really like to have a factory type colored harness for any future trouble shooting. I think that a f-150 harness would make an excellent starting point, but I know that I would also have to add circuits to one for the rear window. I have always been a big fan of wiring things so that they last, so I dont want a booty fabbed harness. Is wiring the rear window easy enough to be worth just getting a f-150 harness, or would it be easier to get the universal kit and use and extra circuit for the rear window?
You're operating under the assumption that we're not all "electrical numbnuts." I, for one, am definitely stupid when it comes to electrical. I want the thing to come with pictures that are labeled with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one telling what each one is about. (Forgive the Arlo Guthrie reference.)Unless it's a concourse, car show build which I'm not sure anybody would eve do for one of these things just wire it yourself and make your own wiring diagram.
I've seen some pretty nice ones that I think guys do on microsoft paint or something. Print it out on 8.5x11 or smaller, laminate it and keep it in the truck = easy.
That doesn't sound unreasonable. Did you buy yours as a kit from one of these online vendors or just buy spools of wire from an electronics place?Yeah - sorry about that.
I too consider myself an electrical "dummy" but I have been doing more and more of it with the last few projects and it's not as hard as most people make it out to be.
If you have a stock harness to look at it is actually semi easy to copy - even when the thing is in the truck.
You can run new strands of wire following the path of the stock ones and then change the connectors/plugs from the stock lines to the new wires.
If you happen to change wire color while doing this - just make notes and type it all out later then leave a copy of that in the truck. It's easier if you keep certain colors for certain things. Such as - use yellow wire for lights, blue for cooling system or water stuff, green for power windows, etc. etc.
If you take your time it's not as hard as it looks at 1st:beer