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Wire harness connections made easy

When working on any engine rebuild I have been taking pictures of the wire connections and harness route so when its time to reassemble everything i have the pics to refer to. Its alot faster then tagging leads and connections.

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ford escape door


take inside panel off to disconnect the wire harness that goes to your window switch and speaker. remove the door pins and bushings and door will come off. dont forget to route your wire harness before putting the door panel on the new door. connect everything in reverse order.

Dec 29, 2013 | Ford Escape Cars & Trucks

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i have a chrysler grand vouager an the electric sliding door does not work


Contact your local chrysler dealer. The wiring harness/track has been recalled due to them starting fires. If you vehicle is covered they will take of replacing the track/harness. If it is not covered a new harness is about $80 to $100.

If your good with automotive wiring you can remove the harness and replace the broken wire(s). You will see the harness plugged into the lower part of the door. The other end plugs into a connector behind the B pillar trim. Once it it out the tape and shielding can be removed and the broken wires will be pretty obvious. Take some pictures of everything to help reassembly it when your done.

Oct 05, 2010 | 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager

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how to hook up a kdc-105 kenwood in a sunfire


There are 3 things you need to purchase for this install. 1) The factory spec install kit. 2) The factory spec additional wiring harness. 3) Antenna adapter.

Find the easied way to remove the plastic cowling around the radio and ac controls. Usually you can locate screws helping to retain the plastic dash parts. Be careful not to break the plastic dash by taking your time and looking over and over the part ofr connection hardware. Once you have located and removed all/if any screws, carefully pry out on the piece you are removing. There are often metal clips on the back of the piece that also help to retain the dash. Once that is removed, unbolt/unclip the factory stereo and slowly pull it out of the dash. Remove the factory harness from the backside of the factory stereo. DO NOT CUT THE HARNESS!! The wiring harness you have purchased is designed to plug and play into the factory harness. All you hae to do is color match the Kenwoods harness with the one you purchased. When wiring the two harnesses together use connectors **** a **** connectors, crimp connectors so forth and so on. If there is wiring you will not be using, take some electrical tape and tape the bare wire. We don't want a short. Once you are sure and have doubled checked that all the wiring is secure and matched, reverse the order of disassembly.

The plastic install kit should replace the factory radio size difference. Just remember to take the metal sleeve tha came with the kenwood and install it into the plastic install kit via the instructions provided. Slide the Aftermarket stereo into the sleeve you just installed. Then you are ready to make all the needed connections. Before you reassemble everything make sure to do a test run with your stereo. If all is well reassemble and jam on.

Sep 10, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Sunfire

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no ignition fire


The wiring harness routing is critical on this car.  Any incorrect routing, and a short can easily develop.  If you took some photos before, and as you did the work - perhaps you can check the routing. The route of the main harness behind the Throttle body and each cylinder's main intake port - is critical.  I've owned a 1988 Camry since new.  Pulled the engine out and replaced the timing belt several times. (Just found it easier.)  Once, I got the harness routed just a little bit wrong, then the car drove for a few miles and quit.  Turned out to be a little rub spot had shorted a wire - killing the fuel pump.  Just a tiny spot - took a long time to find...  Before throwing more parts at the car - check carefully and very slowly for any open rub spots in the harness.  If you have a source - verify wire routing...  Good luck.

FYI: The Coil in the 1988 Camry is located in the distributor.  It is easily checked with an ohm meter.  Generally, doesn't go out.

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