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post #16 of 137 Old 03-08-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Nice to see someone else leaves there tools out in the rain while watching it rain drinking a beer.OOPS
That Isn't Rain,
That's swimming the Jeep so deep the tool bag gets wet even in the tool box...
Tool bags don't dry out right away...

Why do you think my 'Jeep Tools' are stuff I've stopped using in the garage or 'Discount Specials'?
Mud, Blood, Sweat, Beer, Tears and Trail Abuse aren't getting anywhere near my good tools!

I started this tread as a lark, I was cleaning out the tool bag since the weather is warming up, and found a bunch of this crap, thought I'd post it up...

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Connection Tool...... So thats what that thing is. I have always seem one in the pile of old tools for years. Now I need to figure out were it is?? I never new what that thing was.
Yup. The one shown is a cheap 'Weather Pak' tool,
There are so many connectors and they keep changing, so you have to keep buying the tools when you work on a lot of modern vehicles...

My favorites are little 'Screw Driver' looking tools that say 'Snap-On' on the handle and run about $70, But they aren't getting anywhere near the Jeep...
The $8 version works just fine for 'Field' work!

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post #17 of 137 Old 03-09-2012, 04:52 AM
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Great thread
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post #18 of 137 Old 03-09-2012, 07:29 PM
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Hey guys, I think Hammer deserves a big thank you for this thread. I've been an electrician for 30 years and have no problem reading schematics. For those without any electrical training, trying to understand a vehicles electrical system can be daunting. Hammer has taken the time to put together some great drawings that are easy to read. Lots of good pictures of the actual tools needed to make terminations that will last. What he has posted cannot be broken down into an easier to understand version. I'm sure he has a whole lot of man hours in putting this all together, for this post. My hat goes off to the man for taking the time to try and help others out.
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Excellent thread !!!!! Hammer, I enjoy so much reading your threads. I learn so much that I use regularly. I like to fix things myself if I can rather than buy new. I thank you, and look forward to any additional info you post as you have time. Subscribed!!!

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Hey guys, I think Hammer deserves a big thank you for this thread. I've been an electrician for 30 years and have no problem reading schematics. For those without any electrical training, trying to understand a vehicles electrical system can be daunting. Hammer has taken the time to put together some great drawings that are easy to read. Lots of good pictures of the actual tools needed to make terminations that will last. What he has posted cannot be broken down into an easier to understand version. I'm sure he has a whole lot of man hours in putting this all together, for this post. My hat goes off to the man for taking the time to try and help others out.


Tremendous work Hammer.

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post #21 of 137 Old 03-10-2012, 04:14 PM
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I think I need to find another Radio Shack. The one I've been going to doesn't have the things yours seem to have, or maybe they don't know they have it? Subscribed
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Thank you for taking the time to do this. It will be a huge asset to me.
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post #23 of 137 Old 03-10-2012, 10:43 PM
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STICKY! You are a champ! This is awesome and will be extremely helpful for many on the forum including myself. It's threads like this and users like you that make this community the best on the web! Thanks!
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post #24 of 137 Old 03-10-2012, 11:56 PM
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I'm a bit on the lucky side for finding the tools and connectors locally. I have a fry's electronics less than a mile down the road from me and mouser electronics (www.mouser.com) is about 5 miles and has basically any connector you can think of. Both came in real handy when I made my dash harness and did the headlight relay upgrade. Also as far as putting in an aux fuse box, I found that blue sea makes a much nicer one than the buss brand one. It's defenatly more expensive but I felt my jeep was worth it and since mine was going under the hood the cover keeps the fuses from getting grime and mud in it.
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post #25 of 137 Old 03-11-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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When you guys find LINKS AND SOURCES FOR THIS STUFF, POST THEM UP!

Sources for Factory Crimp (OEM) terminals, sources for tools, ect. PLEASE post them up!
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post #26 of 137 Old 03-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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Been using theses crimpers for years.Just using this site for a reference not pricing
http://www.specialized.net/Specializ...ype-2211.aspx#
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post #27 of 137 Old 03-11-2012, 11:04 PM
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Don't know anything about this company or how they sell their product. Catalog took a while to download, but they seem to have lots of good stuff.

http://www.terminaltools.com/
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post #28 of 137 Old 03-11-2012, 11:27 PM
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here is a link to mousers website specifically for the packer 56 terminals and sockets. basically any socket you could ever think of and connectors in every size to fit whatever gauge wire you want to use.

http://www.mouser.com/Interconnects/...ehb5?P=1yzuuml

Also heres a link to their weather pac connections for anyone that wants to use them

http://www.mouser.com/Interconnects/...ehb5?P=1yzuum8
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post #29 of 137 Old 03-12-2012, 03:17 AM
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Fantastic write-up J.H! I'm so intimidated by wiring it isn't even funny.
You've made it a pretty simple and friendly

Thanks a bunch! Is this a sticky yet?

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I just bumped it around till it was in the hole and she went right in. But my hands were hard to fit in there.
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post #30 of 137 Old 03-12-2012, 04:00 AM
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Just to mention, not every wire and connector you find behind your dash is used. It's easier and cheaper to make a common wiring harness to cover most of the accessories in the jeep then to custom add them.

On late 70 jeeps there are Neutral safety switches (NSS), Back up lamps switch for Automatic transmission and Transmission Kickdown switch. Just the NSS have a jumper installed when not connected to the column. the rest remain unused.

Backup light, NSS, Kickdown connector


Other unused connectors are for the Cigar Lighter. (Power and Ground)


Other unused connector:
I'll get pictures of these later.

Fog lamps

4 Cylinder Tach

Courtesy lights

Dome Light

84 and later Turn signal Flasher socket in fuse box.


4 Cylinder Up shift lamp
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