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Electric radiator motor shorted to ground and burned wiring from motor thru harness. fusible links also. to get home bought new fan/motor assembly and wired hot to run all the time. My problem is what to fix and can I get another wiring harness.

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Yes you can get a new wiring harness,from your plymouth dealer, or junkyard. its best to get a new one because they always are improved from the original.

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