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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Rewiring backup lights (or another blown fuse)

Hey guys...
I recently swapped in a 98 Vortec V6 engine and a TH350 tranny into my 88 YJ. When I pulled the old wiring harness to install the one from Howell, I pulled the backup light circuit from the tranny area as part of the core for the junk man. Now I have a nice Hurst Pro Matic 2 shifter with a switch for the backup lights but I don't know how to wire it up. I have to manuals on the YJ but neither go into any detail on the wiring.

Excuse my ignorance....Does the backup light circuit work when it is grounded? From some blown fuses I can tell that the lead feeding the lights is hot (I think I have the right wire) it just needs to ground on the "return side" of the lights to work right? Where is that return wire?

I can swap a motor but I can't get the @#$% backup lights to work!!!

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Re: Rewiring backup lights (or another blown fuse)

yeah, the wiring should run essentially from the fuse throught the switch to the light and then to ground. make sure that you are using heavy enough fuses and wiring and that you don't have any of it pinched anywhere. i have seen where the contacts in the bulb holders break and short cicuit and blow fuses incessantly.


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Re: Rewiring backup lights (or another blown fuse)

anyone know what that wire color would be?? I assume it is in the bundle that is behind the flashing where the driver door light switch is. My wiring diagram sucks!!

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Re: Rewiring backup lights (or another blown fuse)

no, I don't know off the top of my head right now,... i'll look it up while i'm at work tomorrow... all my books here cover the older stuff, ya know before fuel injection and those other electronic whosamafropitz.. well, i'll let ya know what i dig up.

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Re: Rewiring backup lights (or another blown fuse)

Me and my fuse box will thank you!!

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