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Old 12-24-2003, 05:03 PM
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if i never want to go back to stock, its ok to cut the harness up right? as long as no two wire touch each other. all the connectors for the the sequential **** i want to get rid of. does anyone know what ones or how many i can get rid of? the harness is out of my car so i cant tell what one goes where right now. any help would be awesome,
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:13 PM
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I can tell you from experience, and buying a new harness from dragon, that cutting the harness is not a good idea. Some people have success, others crap out. Keep in mind I do this **** for a living, so it's not like I just hacked **** up not having a clue. I would suggest just re-taping your harness, and neatly taping the un-used connectors to the main harness. That is what I did with the new harness, and it looks neat and clean as can be.
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:17 PM
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good to know, thanks for the warning. i was planning on re-taping it cause this one is hard as **** to work with. guess i'll leave the connectors on there. thanks
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:20 PM
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try not to bend, and move the harness too much. 10 years of rotary heat have made the plastic very brittle!!!! TRUST ME, I KNOW
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Old 12-25-2003, 12:25 PM
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Yeah take Jay's advise
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Old 12-25-2003, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 93 R1' date='Dec 25 2003, 10:25 AM
Yeah take Jay's advise
Really?
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Old 12-25-2003, 02:54 PM
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I cut a lot of **** off mine... I sure hope that **********er works...
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Old 12-25-2003, 03:26 PM
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It depends on how much of the wires you want to delete, ie; take out the dash and remove every wire that has anything do to with emissions/sequential setup, or just cut the connectors and tuck them away. If you do plan on any cutting/rewiring, you better have an FSM. I spent 3 days rewiring everything in my car, and I cut 2 wrong wires out, and fucked myslef. I got another harness now, and an FSM. Hopefully I won't mess up this time..
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Old 12-25-2003, 06:42 PM
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anyone know what ones i can just tape up and not worry about anymore? i've already taped up all the funky colored ones that were for the rack under the UIM. what else can i get rid of?
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Originally Posted by jakew131' date='Dec 26 2003, 09:42 AM
anyone know what ones i can just tape up and not worry about anymore? i've already taped up all the funky colored ones that were for the rack under the UIM. what else can i get rid of?
what I did with my sequential/rats nets connectors is cut the connectors off, then cut the wires to different lengths. Then I took heat shrink and heat shrank all the ends of them. Then I electrical taped them to the harness and called it good.



Also be EXTREMELY careful with the connectors that run to the front cover...those wires in particular are prone to ripping out of the connectors...they're hard to fix too
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