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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2002, 12:16 AM
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Anyone ever use painless wiring?

Hello,
Its 2 am and I am just now finishing working on my jeep. Dang barke light switch! Urrgg cant get it out. Any way, I was looking under the dash and I think its time for some new wiring. First of all, there is no central fuse box, all in line fuses. And, some of them are broken!!! So, I was wondering if anyone ever used the painless wiring kit? Thinking about and want to see what everyone else thinks about them? And, are they expensive?
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Chris
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2002, 01:31 AM
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Re: Anyone ever use painless wiring?

I have never used Painless but I just rewired my CJ2A with a kit from Centech.
http://www.centechwire.com and I am very happy with the results. I was looking at painless and the centech was a lot cheaper. They recommened that I use the GV-10 kit and it was overkill for what I needed. I paid $260.00 I think and it is the best money I've ever spent. They have several kits to choose from and they have some that are specifically for jeeps. http://www.centechwire.com/catalog/jeeps/index.html the instructions are very easy to understand. The only problems that I ran in to was I had to buy a new headlight switch and I had a different connector on my steering column so I simply cut theirs off and spliced into my column. I did the whole thing in about 6-7 hours total taking my time since it was my first rewire job.
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Re: Anyone ever use painless wiring?

I used a Painless kit on my Scrambler rebuild and was (still am) happy with it. I have heard many negative things about Painless (especially customer service) but I was pleased with their product. On the other hand, I have heard nothing but good things about Centech. If you go Painless, the best price I found was at No Excuses jeep parts in NJ and if I remember correctly, Summit had good prices also.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2002, 01:44 PM
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Re: Anyone ever use painless wiring?

Amen on the centech they are awesome. The fuse box options are much better than painless !
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Re: Anyone ever use painless wiring?

OK, thanks I will check out centech. Does it include everything that INeed? And, how hard is it to rewire?
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Re: Anyone ever use painless wiring?

Yes it includes everything. The only exception for me was I had to get a new headlight switch since mine was a different type. Mine came with all of the connectors, wire ties, even the fusable links and plugs for the alternator. The fuse box comes complete with relays and fuses and is prewired and wires for the guages, headlights etc are packaged separately. Every wire is labled so there is no confusion as to what goes where. All you have to do is read the wire and run it to the proper location. I had never rewired a vehicle before and I completed it in about 6 or 7 hours and the only problem was I accidentally wired the front turnsignals into the indicator wire from the column. Once I fixed that problem every thing worked perfectly. The Centech kits are very straight forward and easy to install. I would recommend these kits to anyone who needs to rewire a vehicle.
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Re: Anyone ever use painless wiring?

Thanks I went to there website and ordered a catalog. And, I also ordered a Painless catalog. Gonna compare. But, there is one thing, in my 61 I have electric wipers instead of vacum. I wonder if they have the wiring for that?
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