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Old 07-26-2003, 01:17 PM
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Pulling new wires and loom?

OK I'm finally going to fix the English wiring nightmare under the dash and hood thanks to Lucas

The wires run in and out of the front fenders and are a mess of splices and connectors. I have to leave some of the orginal stuff for now because of the way the high beam circuit works (can't find a compatable relay right now) Anyone have any secrets on pulling the new harness into the fenders? I'm almost temped to route it outside but I want as clean a look as I can get.

I'm also looking for an underhood fuse panel anyone know of a good scorce?

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Old 07-26-2003, 01:33 PM
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Tie a nylon string to one of the old wires and pull it thru the passage. Then use that nylon string to pull new wires plus another nylon string thru. Add a string to the wires every time you pull a new wire. That way you will always have a ready made way of adding wires. Use nylon for strength and long life. Probably need to add a smooth streamlined bullet nose to the wire bundle with electrical tape so it will not catch on obstacles as easily.
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Old 07-28-2003, 12:00 AM
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That's what I thought about doing but I wanted to pull some of that plastic wire loom in first, this way it would make a conduit effect so I can pull the wires into the conduit. My main problem is pulling the conduit in with the old wires in place. The more I look the more I see I want to rewire, I have some wires with 4 butt splices in them and others that go all the way around the engine compartment to9 get to a spot 12 inches away. Also I noticed some of the old insulation is getting very brittle, so it looks like new main power lines etc. And to think all I wanted to do was change headlights.

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