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post #91 of 137 Old 07-25-2013, 01:38 PM
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Hmmm never seen one of those PICO 0952A connectors before. Must be for later gear than what I'm used to working on, but then what isn't these days?


The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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post #92 of 137 Old 07-25-2013, 02:03 PM
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Hmmm never seen one of those PICO 0952A connectors before. Must be for later gear than what I'm used to working on, but then what isn't these days?
Yeah, they plug in here . Look for CLock or AC connections.

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post #93 of 137 Old 07-25-2013, 03:05 PM
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Just found these, better post it wile I have the info.

Pico 0952A GM Ignition Cavity Fuse Block Tap - Clear


http://www.repairconnector.com/produ...2d-Clear-.html
Other than one having a 14g wire and the other having a 16g is there any difference between these two?

http://www.repairconnector.com/produ...2d-Clear-.html

http://www.repairconnector.com/produ...Always-On.html
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post #94 of 137 Old 07-25-2013, 04:26 PM
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Other than one having a 14g wire and the other having a 16g is there any difference between these two?

http://www.repairconnector.com/produ...2d-Clear-.html

http://www.repairconnector.com/produ...Always-On.html
Great catch!!!!



Yes I believe the retainer clip is in different locations.

Look at the "clock light power" and the "A/C" locations and it looks like the clip openings are different shapes



THis needs deeper investigation...Find any more?
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Those were the only two I saw, I am going to order both as I need a clean way to hook up my radio and cb. I will post up results when I get them.
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I hope this is the correct place to post this link, "GM ATO Style Fuse Block"

http://www.rowand.net/Shop/Tech/GMATOStyleFuseBlock.htm


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Wire Size Questions

Wire Size Questions

Hey folks, I am getting ready to order everything I need to Re-Kajigger my grounds and battery cables. I figured I would just use 10 gauge for all my dedicated grounds, but I went to buy 50 feet of Black 10 gauge wire and was completely sicker shocked…

What size wiring have you been using for dedicated grounds? Where did you purchase the wiring?

I had the silly thought that if right now my entire Jeep is being grounded with a single 6 gauge wire coming from the Starter to the Battery, even if my dedicated grounds were all 14 or 16 gauge it would improve the situation greatly… Is there anywhere specific I should use heavy wire? Such as headlights and alternator?

Im new at this.

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Hmmm, when I wired up my grounds to that buss block (posted earlier) I used all 10 gauge from a small spool that I believe I got it at NAPA for reasonable last year.

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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Amazon has 100ft of Black 10GA wire for $26.50 (though a couple reviews aren't spectacular). That's about $0.27 per foot: Amazon 10GA Wire

NAPA shows $0.72/foot for a 100ft spool of Black 10GA: NAPA 10GA Wire

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http://www.waytekwire.com/products/
http://www.texasindustrialelectric.c..._terminals.asp
These two companies have some of the more difficult to find connectors to include weather proof packard connectors
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post #101 of 137 Old 06-04-2014, 11:41 AM
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JeepHammer, just wanted to say thanks for all the info you posted. I have a 74 CJ-5 which is going thru a "Painless"...lol wiring harness install and your info is going to help me a lot. Just going through it for a few minutes I probably said, "so that's what that means" so many times cause the pictures and images cleared up a lot for me. Just wanted to say thanks and to all others that contributed. Really appreciate it.
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Lots of wiring questions all popping up at once again, is it time for this thread to surface again?
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post #103 of 137 Old 09-29-2014, 07:32 AM
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As it's been said many times before JH, I think this thread should be a sticky as I too reccomend this thread to others here and on other forums.

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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It is a stickie look under electrical and it is under electrical. I brought it to Besrk attention and he was kind enough to put it in there. Now to get the clientele to use it. An excellent write up with loads of additional information.
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post #105 of 137 Old 09-29-2014, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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If you do this crap long enough, you find some ways that work better than factory, some short cuts, some things that keep your electrical system working...
Just trying to pass along some of that information to the guys that are just learning.

I just put down basics, it was the usual suspects that added the particulars that make it possible.
I buy in bulk. Nothing like having the crap you need at hand WHEN YOU NEED IT!
Leave it to the 'CJ Scroungers' to find sources for small quantities, odd ball sources and scour the internet & parts books for the stuff we need but can't get specifically for a 'CJ'...
They find it where it was used on something else and I can't do without them! This is a collaborative effort, all I did was get the ball rolling.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again...
Nothing like having the correct tools, and a ton of guys rooting out the parts for you!
The problem with that is, you have to go through a TON of tools (and expense!) to figure out what tools work CORRECTLY!
A head start there gets you a long way towards your objective,
But without the correct parts, connectors, terminals, ect. it's MUCH harder!

I try NOT to go into things like Induction, Electromagnetic Interference, Impedance, Resistance, ect. unless it's specific to what folks are trying to accomplish.
These BASIC wiring runs are pretty simple, and save you the brain drain/issues you have with something like 'Painless' or one of the other 'One Size Fits Nothing' full harness replacements, Along with teaching something and preparing you to deal with any issue you run into down the road.

There is a thread running over two months on a harness replacement with a 'Kit' and hundreds upon hundreds of posts trying to get the inexperienced installer up and running correctly.
By just replacing one section of the harness at a time, you learn something, you have a harness that is CUSTOM FIT to your application, works better than the original and will live a LONG time without 'Issues'...
Unless you are just in a hurry (and you usually spend more time trying to cobble together things to work than if you had done it yourself),
Or believe the 'Far Away Expert' knows what you need better than YOU, the JEEPER,
This is usually the way to go...

One wire at a time... Nothing to it that way...
Pretty soon, you will be able to sort out the circuits in your head and then you are off to the races!
Won't be long until you can 'See' the circuit in your head, know EXACTLY what wire gauge, connector/terminal, if you need solder or not, heat shrink or not, how to test and refine your harness to work best for YOUR application!
Nothing like having this stuff work for you instead of constantly fighting the factory screw ups in the harness!
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