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post #1 of 13 Old 07-01-2013, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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1975 CJ5 Rewire

Hey guys,

I have a 1975 CJ5 with an AMC 360 engine. Just bought it not too long ago and the wiring job from the previous owner is horrible. I took it out this Saturday and just about had an electrical fire on my hands, so I figure now is as good a time as any to do the rewire.

I've been doing some research and it looks like this kit is probably the way to go, http://www.jeep4x4center.com/wiring-...ete-10110.html. Anyone have experience using this kit?

I've never rewired a car before, so any advice would be more than welcome!

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-01-2013, 08:23 PM
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You can do much better than Painless pricewise. They are the masters of mass marketing and their prices reflect it.

www.ezwiring.com has the same type of wiring, labeling on each wire every 6", etc. The only downfall is they aren't pre-terminated, but that's not a big deal.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-01-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Oh wow, that's a huge difference! So glad I asked!
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-02-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Will this kit be ok for a fuel injected engine?
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-02-2013, 09:45 PM
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It won't be any different than the factory harness would be in terms of EFI and retrofitting an EFI harness into.
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-02-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ah ok, beautiful. Thanks!
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-04-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, bought the EZ kit and finally got the thing rewired. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

I noticed that the EZ kit didn't have a grommet for the wires coming through the firewall. You guys know of a grommet or boot I can buy tha fits there or a good way you've solved this issue?

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post #8 of 13 Old 08-04-2013, 08:19 PM
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Probably have to build a plate to cover the hole and mount the EZ wire box away from firewall slightly and cut a round hole like you have to run them through. At least to where you have the grommet so it's not a strain on the wires at the box. I used the EZ wire kit for my early bronco and was happy with it good luck keep pics coming.
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Or cut the wires and add a weather tight bulk connector that can be split like an original harness.
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 04:27 AM
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Weather tight would be great but you could use the original bulkhead connector and it fits.

The old terminals come right out and new ones are easy to find at NAPA.

Just cut your wires and add the wires one at a time.

Keep tract of what your doing though.
The NO (Next Owner) will like that.
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post #11 of 13 Old 11-18-2014, 05:20 AM
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Hey quick question regarding your post...which one did you buy? 12 or 21 circuit. I also have a 75' CJ5 and have the identical problem. And dread doing any type of wiring. And did you just connect all the wires from the engine compartment straight into the fuse panel? Because I know I have some that go into the back of the fuse panel and some that go straight from the firewall to other things...
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I'd cut a nice square piece to fit over the original bolts in the firewall. Then cut the appropriate sized hole for the grommet out of the middle. Cut it across the middle so it can be bolted on, and have the grommet in the middle. Problem solved.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #13 of 13 Old 11-18-2014, 08:59 AM
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I see Painless harnesses on eBay for much less than the major resellers charge.

I call it a distributor, not a dizzy.
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