Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Wiring Harness source for CJ
Absolutely right about the funky factory splices. I KNOW because I bought my '78 new, and found the duct tape splices when I did the restoration last year.
One thing though, I don't think that's really duct tape. After all these years duct tape would be brittle, and the glue would have turned to dust. When I took them apart the tape was still sticky and flexible.
I just redid them with solder, liquid electrical tape and heat-shrink. I don't expect them to ever cause a problem.
If the factory harness is still in good condition, that is it hasn't been butchered and the insulation is still flexible, I'd suggest improving the splices, replace tape as needed, and put it back. Having the factory harness can be a big advantage, because it's well documented.