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post #687 of 706 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hooray work, finally. This process is such a m'frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr



Got the stupid heater hoses to finally let go of the heater core, and i got the passenger side of the cabin harness out, and got that side of the new harness in the car.











I did have one slip up....i thought for sure i had my pliers on one of the body clips that hold the harness to the shock tower. that thing would not budge no matter how hard i pried. Then all of the sudden there isbrake fluid on the floor. It turns out i had my pliers on the passenger front brake line. UGH. at least its a short one, so i'll have to make a new one of those. I also tried my best to save that fire wall mat, but it came out in about 8 pieces so there was no saving it.


i also found some more rust i'll have to take care of before i button it all back up. Here is the rust -





Here is what i have left to get the cabin harness out of the car, not looking forward to the part that goes up behind the cruise box.











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wow been there done that since i pulled my dash and really didnt need to. 8(
good to see progress, sometimes you just have to rest before getting back in there.
after reading this thread i will never ever ever sell my car ever lol.
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lol my wife told me she would divorce me if i sold this car. i dont wanna see if she's bluffing!
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Trying to get this mamba jamba out of the way so i can easily remove and reinstall this harness.* I had no idea how many places this thing went.* crazy!







And as one of my side projects for when i re-install this - does anyone have a good method to mount a single LED such as this one?* As in, the LED would be on top of a plastic panel?



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Trying to get this mamba jamba out of the way so i can easily remove and reinstall this harness.* I had no idea how many places this thing went.* crazy!







And as one of my side projects for when i re-install this - does anyone have a good method to mount a single LED such as this one?* As in, the LED would be on top of a plastic panel?



yeah, they sell LED holders in various sizes and finishes that look like these.


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Good lorrrrrrrrrd...never EVER again will i attempt to fix a vehicle with a wiring harness issue. I'll just set it on fire and send it down the road. After a lot of wrestling, the old harness is out.







I can't get over how freaking long this harness is.







Now i get to run the new to me harness everywhere, and attempt to put everything back in where it came from. before i put the dash back on, i'll definitely be doing a test fire to make sure everything still works. And i found my issue in the harness, i never would have found it without removing everything so this task was not for nothing.



This is the wires to the downstream oxygen sensor, notice how crispy these look? something was shorting out somewhere, causing my car to run in open loop all the time.




I also found out why my cruise control stopped working randomly about 10 years ago - I bet that black wire is supposed to be in that plug...





So i'm not sure if the hard part of this job is over, or if i'm just getting into it. Fingers crossed everything goes back exactly how it should and i have no bolts or pieces leftover lol.
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I've done about 6 complete harness swaps in VW's, subarus and an RX-7 FC. The hard part is just starting

Shouldn't be too bad but i recommend checking all your clips and such before attempting to put it back in so you have a fighting chance of everything snapping back together properly.
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I've done about 6 complete harness swaps in VW's, subarus and an RX-7 FC. The hard part is just starting
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Reading about the wife comment.... dude my only thought was nevermind this life, you ought to begin planning out how you want to be buried with this beast! Like that old timer who was buried on his Harley Davidson. Haha. Lord willing it's quite a long time from now but I'm just saying with all the blood sweat and tears into all this



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You are a ray of sunshine LOL
LOL comes with 6 months of winter here.
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Yeah finding the fried wires is bad but kind of nice. Sure sound better than if you just found something that was slightly unclipped instead! Man that would've sucked.

Do me a favor.From now on don't care what other people think about your car. Do what YOU want to your car. Who gives a damn what other people think about it.
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Yeah finding the fried wires is bad but kind of nice. Sure sound better than if you just found something that was slightly unclipped instead! Man that would've sucked.
I would have died a little inside if i did all of this work to remove the harness and found nothing wrong, or something very simple that could have been fixed without doing all of this work. Fingers crossed the re-install goes smooth and everything does what it is supposed to when i try to fire the car up again.
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Getting closer to putting the dash back in. I ran most of the harness, have a few ends to sort out. I knew this was gonna happen, get towards the end and not remember exactly how the harness was run etc... i prepped the floor in the areas where the rust was found, it wasnt bad at all but it wasnt something i wanted to leave alone. i should be able to get that treated and covered this week. I have to flare the new brake line and install that, and then i should be able to button up the harness on the engine bay side. Trying to figure out how i can test this without putting everything back in the car. The gauge cluster's harness is in the dash, and ideally id like that to be connected for the test. I guess i could remove it from the dash.

i also plan to have the heater core swapped out and connected up for the test. its probably a bad idea to have open coolant lines with the car running. Its getting there, i've already fully accepted that this car wont be ready til the fall so with that in mind, i think its a doable goal and i wont kill myself or sacrifice family time trying to meet some ridiculous deadline i set myself.
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I'm pretty sure you could just "loop" the heater core circulation

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