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Old 02-06-2004, 04:22 PM
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Question Painless Wire Upgrade for a Chevelle

Hello, I have a '69 Chevelle that Iam slowly restoring. I plan to replace the old wire harness and glass fuse box with a Painless system. After 34 years it has been hacked into a number of times. My electrical knowledge is very basic. Should I attempt this myself? I would like to hear from others that have used Painless Wiring . If I have someone do this for me what should I expect to pay? The car does not have power windows locks or mirrors.

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Old 02-06-2004, 04:29 PM
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By all means do it yourself. This is a job that an average car nut can easily handle. See these threads.

http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php...3&highlight=ez

http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php...6&highlight=ez
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im doing much the same thing myself, new painless harness for my 67 chevy p/u, the only problem ive run into so far is that the wires to my taillights arent long enough (i bought the universal gm kit brand new but from a friend who ended up selling his car before installing it, instead of getting the pickup-specific kit) all the wires are clearly labeled as to what they are and where they go. like i said im having and easy time of it and ive got limited electrical experience. shop around though before going with painless because ive heard of some even easier (and maybe cheaper) harness kits that have come out recently. good luck with whatever you decide on.
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:36 PM
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Wiring

If you aren't that experienced or sure of yourself .....AND you have the money, Painless is one of several ways to go. An even more expensive, but more factory correct option is M&H, but they only sell the old glass fuse option. American Autowire is another option.

It's too bad you don't have more experience in this area as there are cheaper options, but you will do more work. The hot rod guys that have nothing to start with do some great things with more basic but quality harnesses.

Although I have met guys that like crimping, I will only solder terminals and splices myself. Then use a good heat shrink insulation.

I highly recommend a good multi-meter to help with troubleshooting and testing/verification.

Steve
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I simpler option, but probably more expensive would be to get an original type harness from a resto catalog. It's pretty much just plugging it in with not much splicing to do.
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Just got my (Painmless Wire) set in today from Summit for my 73-86 chevy truck, and when i opened the box i found a good lookin set of wire's and im very pleased, (Hope you will be also)
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