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> Replacing '73 2.0 wiring harness...any tips?, Appreciate any instructions or procedures to simplify the job....
second wind
post Aug 6 2022, 12:19 AM
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Hello Family...title says it all...hoping to get out of my nightmare with some help from my friends....experience is the best teacher and I have never done this before..any comments will be greatly appreciated....would love to hear any before and after stories....thank you very very much!!
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PS....turns out I have misspoken and I am only replacing the FUEL INJECTION WIRING HARNESS in the engine compartment.....from relay board to ECU....oops! Sorry 'bout that... I would still greatly appreciate any procedure or methodology that will make it an easier task. I have very large hands so any good tricks will really help....thank you very much!!
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post Aug 6 2022, 04:16 AM
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Restoration Design has a YouTube video explaining how to install a harness. It’s worth watching.
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post Aug 6 2022, 07:29 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) Also if you are doing a removal and then an install.....mark every wire as you remove it. I just use sticky tags and write what it was removed from. That way as you install the replacement, you have a reference.
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post Aug 6 2022, 08:17 AM
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Watching the Restoration Design video was so incredibly helpful when I had a bare tub and a harness to install.
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post Aug 6 2022, 09:35 AM
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The video is a helpful installation aid and its great that RD is making the 914/6 chassis harnesses. They make it look so easy!

I did not see the needed grommet at the rear trunk firewall to the engine bay.
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post Aug 6 2022, 01:45 PM
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don't do it repair yours you virtually have to take the whole car apart to do it and start in the middle of the tub

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Hello Family...title says it all...hoping to get out of my nightmare with some help from my friends....experience is the best teacher and I have never done this before..any comments will be greatly appreciated....would love to hear any before and after stories....thank you very very much!!
All the best,
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post Aug 6 2022, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE(willieg @ Aug 6 2022, 07:17 AM) *

Watching the Restoration Design video was so incredibly helpful when I had a bare tub and a harness to install.



I cannot find the Restoration Design video...any chance you could please send me a link?

Thank you very much!
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post Aug 6 2022, 03:22 PM
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[quote name='dr914@autoatlanta.com' date='Aug 6 2022, 12:45 PM' post='3020900']
don't do it repair yours you virtually have to take the whole car apart to do it and start in the middle of the tub

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Hello Family...title says it all...hoping to get out of my nightmare with some help from my friends....experience is the best teacher and I have never done this before..any comments will be greatly appreciated....would love to hear any before and after stories....thank you very very much!!
All the best,
gg
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Hello George....I am talking about the section from the ECU to the relay board....can you please offer me any tips?
Thank you very much.
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post Aug 6 2022, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE(Puebloswatcop @ Aug 6 2022, 07:29 AM) *

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) Also if you are doing a removal and then an install.....mark every wire as you remove it. I just use sticky tags and write what it was removed from. That way as you install the replacement, you have a reference.


And take lots, and lots, and lots of pictures.
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post Aug 6 2022, 08:50 PM
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I consider the "center" of the wiring harness to be the big intersection near the fuse panel. From there, major branches go forward into the frunk (for lights and horns), under the dash to the right (for gauges, vent controls, etc.), and down into the tunnel, and eventually through the fire wall into the engine compartment, and rear.
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post Aug 6 2022, 09:02 PM
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Here’s how I did mine on the 72
72 wiring harness link
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post Aug 6 2022, 11:30 PM
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This thread from the Classics section might be of help too:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=13582
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post Aug 7 2022, 01:30 AM
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QUOTE(second wind @ Aug 6 2022, 02:21 PM) *

QUOTE(willieg @ Aug 6 2022, 07:17 AM) *

Watching the Restoration Design video was so incredibly helpful when I had a bare tub and a harness to install.



I cannot find the Restoration Design video...any chance you could please send me a link?

Thank you very much!
gg


https://youtu.be/meuFs3HaUj0
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post Aug 7 2022, 08:46 AM
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You might want to do a full edit of the title to include Fuel Injection wire harness.

That might make things less confusing.
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post Aug 7 2022, 12:52 PM
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QUOTE(mgphoto @ Aug 7 2022, 07:46 AM) *

You might want to do a full edit of the title to include Fuel Injection wire harness.

That might make things less confusing.



That is a good idea....thank you very much !!
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