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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Help IDing a wire. I got it.

OK. I have a orange 14ga wire thats parts of the tail wireing but I have no clue where it going. I have tested all the others and there all good but this one.
88 YJ
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Re: Help IDing a wire

Could it be running back to the light in the hardtop you don't have?

I think that light is wired to have power all the time, and both the light switch on the dash and the switch in the tailgate provide the ground.
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I think Jim has this one pegged.
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Re: Help IDing a wire

Sorry guys. thats not it. The wire follows the rest of the tail light wireing into the hole in the wheel well and under the body.
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Well, I looked at my 88 YJ and the wiring diagrams and the only thing I can think is that the 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder use the same wiring harness. In the 4 cylinder, the orange goes to the in tank fuel pump.
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Did 88/4 cyl have electric fuel pumps?
I still vote on the rear hard top light. Is it possible someone shoved the wire down there to get it out of the way?
Do you have an orange and white wire sticking out just before it passes through the hole? If not, then you now know where it is. Easy to confirm...check continuity to the Light Switch.
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No, the hard top lights are pink and black with white trace.
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Re: Help IDing a wire

Was this jeep a 4 cylinder? cause my 88 doesnt have an orange wire in the back with the taillight wires or anywhere in the rear of the tub. Orange wires in jeeps are usually accessory up by the ignition harness but in the back I would have to go with Will on this one. Probably was a fuel pump wire at one point.
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his jeep was a 4.2l
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I just dont know. I cant find it in any books. I mean its not big thing but i would like to know. Its the only thing on there that i have no clue about.
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