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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2003, 08:06 PM
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my wiring caught fire while out wheeling in my 77 cj 7 last weekend, i was able to put it out and get home and i have now torn out the entire wiring harness and the only way i can start it is to jump the soilinoid,then stall out to turn it off. What is the easiest way to hook up an ignition?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2003, 08:45 PM
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1. Welcome to the forum.
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5. The easiest way is to use a new harness.
6. How's your wiring experience?
7. Can you wire a switch?
8. Where do ya want to put the swtiches?
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Re: electrical fire

I suppose you could wire the starter to a push button direct to the battery and then have a toggle to control the coil. So when you want to start it push the button with the toggle in the on position and when you want to shut it off turn the toggle off thus stopping the spark and the motor. Not very secure but it would work.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2003, 09:36 PM
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Re: electrical fire

1. Then there's switching:
11 Jeep circuits in/out with ignition on/off
Ignition resistance in/out with start/run mode.
2. It can be done...
3. But it's not fun,
4. To do it right...
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Re: electrical fire

thanks for your reply and i've now filled out most of my profile as for my wiring expereince, not much but i going to learn fast(I bought the Haynes wiring book today).
i can probably wire a switch
switches will go on a new aluminum dash plate
please bear with me as i learn to use this forum thanks
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Re: electrical fire

If this would happen to me, I would park the Jeep, order a Painless Wiring kit (4WP Warehouse, JCW, Quadratech) and plan on leaving it patked until I systematically install the new wiring harness and have it hooked up. I think you would save yourself time, trouble and money rather than doing it piece by piece.
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Re: electrical fire

I have a complete wiring harness from a 77 cj . It is uncut and is still on the motor I also have the under dash section too . pm me if you are interested in it .
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