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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2002, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical fire damage pics

Well if you remember, back before thanksgiving I had a small electrical fire under the dash that melted the headlight switch and a bunch of wires in the stock harness. So I decided it was time to replace all of the wiring with a new harness. While removing the wiring I discovered that the wires going to the rear of the CJ were nothing more than an extension cord wired into the tail lights. But now that finals are over and I'm back home with my baby, I've started work on her again and I've got some pics of the damaged wires to share with ya'll. Enjoy!!

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Re: Electrical fire damage pics

I feel your pain my friend. I had the same thing happen to me on my CJ. There was a smog connector that hung down from the dash. It was not connected when I got the Jeep. I believe it was had something to do with leaning out the motor when the trans was in 3 gear. Well it dropped down while driving down the street and melted on the manifold. It then shorted out the wire and melted all the wires from the switch to the headlights to the headlight switch to the ignition switch. All of it was melted together. I took this opportunity to replace all the wires and put in an actual fuse panel. The Jeep came with only in line fuses and all the power running through the ignition switch. I was truly amazed at the fact that the factory did not use a fuse panel in 1973. Good luck with your wiring.
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