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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Ignition switch question, Dropping in new harness into a DJ-5d

I'm fixing up my jeep, the LEGOJeep, after an electrical fire and a janky temp job done by a mechanic, so have run across a few questions.

I've ordered a painless wiring harness and realized the ignition switch that was put in after the electrical fire only had 3 prongs on it.

As far as I can tell I should have 4 prongs from looking at the OEM version.


Anyone have any ideas on any issues of 25 amp vs 30 amp ignition switch?

As an expediency and due to budget limitations I have ordered the Painless 80153 which is rated 25 amps. About $19. There is a $52 painless waterproof version # 80529 that is 30 amp, but hopefully I do not require it.

I plan to use liquid tape to insulate the new connections.

I had the electrical fire at the ignition and I don't want to have a repeat.

In part since I just dropped $500 on the 10142 Painless wiring harness.

The tech at Painless really did not give me a good reason for one or the other - besides waterproof.

As I don't have the OEM switch and was not able to order the OEM one from out of state in time for this repair, so I don't know what its specs were.


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