Tranmission wiring harness for Cherokee AW-4 -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 07-05-2012, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gadsden
Posts: 27
Tranmission wiring harness for Cherokee AW-4

I have a 1997 XJ with an automatic transmission. When it was purchased, there were some wires ripped apart on the transmission. I thought they were for the neutral safety switch, but after replacing it there were still some wires that went inside the transmission that connect to the solenoids. I picked up a used harness and installed it but when I got to the plug on the firewall, it was not the correct plug. Yeah, stupid not to check ahead. Anyway, I am wondering if I can still use it by buying a 7 prong male and female plug, connecting the wires to them and plugging it together. I just need to know if the wires are in the same spot in each plug or are they different. I have made a crude drawing of the 2 plugs with their wiring layout. Is this possible or would the wires need to be in different spots or what. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Attached Thumbnails
Knucklehead97 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 07-06-2012, 08:03 AM
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Opelika, Alabama
Posts: 339
Let me guess one plug is gray and the other is black. I ran into a similar problem on a 1997? I think the 97 is the ***** SOB. It has no vss on it either if I remember correctly. I was fixing up a 98 using a 97 transmission. I spliced the plugs together somehow. I really can't remember how I did it, but it worked. I think I got lucky.

Really Jeep Forum? Grow up.*****
***** - strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a ***** notion of justice.

95 Jeep wrangler 2.5 AX-15 conversion.
SECorBust is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-06-2012, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gadsden
Posts: 27
Thanks for the reply. So you just wired it with the wires in the same place as on the plugs?
Knucklehead97 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-06-2012, 07:57 PM
2004 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lake in the Hills
Posts: 2,808
Using an eyeglass screwdriver you can release the pins from the connector.then install them into you old connector. Ive done this to replace corroded pins in the connector.
rjbruzan is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-07-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gadsden
Posts: 27
I don't have the old connector. It was ripped off the wires, hence this question. I think I can get a new 7 wire male and female plugs. I just worry that the wires are in different locations on the existing plugs. If anyone thinks I can just put the wires in the same locations and plug them together, that is what I'm wanting to know.

Thanks for the reply by the way.
Knucklehead97 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
color codes for stereo wiring harness 1999 jeep grand cherokee lmt johnnyl1v3 Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical 0 06-17-2012 10:52 AM
ARB Wiring Harness Mousejockey Engines & Drivetrain 1 07-05-2010 09:39 PM
Wiring diagram for the radio harness of a 05 Grand Cherokee? sna77 Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical 4 11-10-2006 11:30 PM
Wiring Harness 95 Cherokee (Australia) sasreg Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical 1 09-22-2005 09:58 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome