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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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painless harness

i just got my new harness in the mail tonight.
im going over the instruction booklet now.

i went to a boat shop and bought a couple of bus bars to run my grounds to. also got a bottle of dielectric grease.

any other tips before i tackle this project?
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Re: painless harness

Don't just crimp connections. Use non insulated connectors, crimp, solder, then use good heat shrink tubing, (not the cheap stuff) and you will never have to worry about your wiring again.
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Re: painless harness

If you can't find the good heat-shrink with the sealant inside, brush the connection with Liquid Electrical Tape, (available at hardware stores or electrical supply shops) before sliding the heat-shrink up. The LET should ooze out from under the the heat-shrink as it shrinks..
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Re: painless harness

so ive got a lot of wires on the harness that im not using.
id planned on just sealing the ends and tieing them off out of the way.

but one of my friends said to ground out the systems that i wont be using to my bus bar. i dont know too much about wiring but thats not ok. is it?

i.e. i have no a.c. compressor, so he wants to run the a.c. compressor wire to a ground.
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Re: painless harness

NO!!!!!!!!

Just because you don't use it does not mean that it is tied to something that has power on it....do as you said you were going to do...

In fact..the best way on wires that have a bare end...cut off any exposed wire, bend it over and put a piece of heat shrink on it. That is about as safe as you can get.
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DON'T ground extra wires. You will end up with popped fuses all over the place. Insulate the heck out of them, and tie them up out of the way. Make a mental note of what you "stashed" because at a later date you can use your extar feeds instead of having to splice into somthing.
DON'T Ground your exta wires.
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