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post #1 of 27 Old 11-21-2011, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight wiring harness help

Thought replacing the stock lamps with the Sylvania silverstars would fix my dim Right headlight problem but turns out I've got a corroded wire on the harness (see pic). Where can I order a replacement harness online?

Anyone near Essex or Bergen county that can help me swap it out?

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post #2 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 04:07 AM
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I'd just hit the junkyards and check out the condition. N ot sure where to get new ones
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post #3 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 04:08 AM
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napa does have headlight harnesses, im not sure if they have the one you need but its worth checking out.
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post #4 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Would the local dealer likely have it in stock?
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post #5 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Just called a dealer and they told me it would need to be ordered from Milwaukee.

Now for the shocker.... $429! Hmm that doesn't seem right haha.
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post #6 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 07:48 AM
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first rule in this world of wheeling, NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER, go to the dealership for parts.
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post #7 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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first rule in this world of wheeling, NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER, go to the dealership for parts.
Got it. Can you tell I'm new to this? First Jeep and have become pretty attached considering I bought it as a winter "beater"
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post #8 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 09:14 AM
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lol, it happens to aalot of people. I'm in no means a dedicated jeeper I just love the 4x4 sport in general and have owned some jeeps in my time. Theyre good vehicles all round and pretty simple to work on considering vehicles of the same era. Anything I can do to help I will.
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post #9 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 09:22 AM
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Make your own headlight harness, its pretty easy and youll be surprised at how much brighter they are.

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If it ever happens to me, I'll just put the clutch down to the floor, and start revving the YJ up to about 3500 and then yell out "I'M SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF AWESOME COMING FROM MY JEEP!"
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Make your own headlight harness, its pretty easy and youll be surprised at how much brighter they are.
Does anyone on here make and sell them to other forum members?
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post #11 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 09:36 AM
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Idk anyone off hand but im sure there might be, theres a few aftermarket companys that make them for fairly cheap. They tend to have extra wire but otherwise are good. i cant recall the name of the company but once I do ill post it for you.

Eautoworks makes the aftermarket harness. Im on my phone so I cany find my saved link for it.

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If it ever happens to me, I'll just put the clutch down to the floor, and start revving the YJ up to about 3500 and then yell out "I'M SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF AWESOME COMING FROM MY JEEP!"
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post #12 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 09:41 AM
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Heres a how to make your own headlight harness.

http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoHeadlightLoom.htm

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If it ever happens to me, I'll just put the clutch down to the floor, and start revving the YJ up to about 3500 and then yell out "I'M SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF AWESOME COMING FROM MY JEEP!"
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post #13 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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That's for the DIY link. I still would prefer to just buy them. All the Eautoworks links I follow when searching this topic point to a missing product page. Prob because they updated the part.. If anyone can point me to the new one that would be much appreciated. Also on my phone at work.
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Tried calling Eautoworks and got nowhere with the clueless phone rep.
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post #15 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 01:03 PM
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Try looking on there site for a h4 harnes upgrade. Idk if its jeep specific or not.

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Originally Posted by -Deepskyy- View Post
If it ever happens to me, I'll just put the clutch down to the floor, and start revving the YJ up to about 3500 and then yell out "I'M SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF AWESOME COMING FROM MY JEEP!"
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