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Re: Cj wiring harness question - Are they all the same
My first choice would be a good factory harness if you can find one. You'll never get the connections made as well or as weathertight as the factory with an aftermarket or a DIY. There's nothing wrong with the duct tape, vinyl tape hardens over the years and also looses it's adhesion.
There are some differences year to year, but within the same year they should be the same. My '80 CJ did not come with air, clock or tach, still the wire for the compressor is in the harness and the sockets for the other options are present in the fuse block. Jeep used a bunch of option add-on wires that just plug into the fuse block. Auto manufactures went to one harness as it's cheaper to build only one, only one to inventory and no confusion if someone picks up the wrong one on the line.
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I followed CJDave's advice about grounds and installed a brass grounding block behind the dash. I ran all the dash grounds to that grounding block.
[/ QUOTE ]I found a Square D equipment ground strip at the Ace Hardware. It's aluminum, not as good as brass or copper, but still better than a steel frame ground.