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Unread 01-17-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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CJ7 Wiring Diagram

Hopefully this is the right place to post. I'm new to the "jeep club". I recently bought a 1980 CJ7 Renegade, 258 4.2L. The wiring turned out to be a nightmare. So I'm starting fresh. I'm not much of an electrician, but willing to learn as I go. Does anyone have an easy wiring schematic, or is it best to follow the one in the Haynes repair bible.

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Unread 01-17-2014, 12:45 PM   #2
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It is best to get a factory service manual. Sometimes the Haynes or Chilton isn't accurate.

I'd go ahead and get a FSM anyways. It will be your best friend and you will use it very very often.

Welcome to the club. I hope you aren't too attached to your money or your extra garage space.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Gigemags05. And my oversized 2 stall garage has already become an undersized Jeep graveyard of parts. I never knew such a small vehicle could take up so much room. But i'll look into getting FSM and start there with the wiring.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
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Maybe someone will come along shortly that can offer a lead on how to obtain one. I think there are downloadable FSM's somewhere on the interwebs that are in PDF format. Not sure though.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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Keep looking elsewhere, but Collins Brothers in Texas has a paper copy for $100.

Don't even bother with a Haynes or Chiltons. They're generalizations and generally wrong.

http://collinsbros.stores.yahoo.net/jeepshopman.html

In a perfect world I'd have a paper copy and one downloaded on my laptop.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:32 PM   #6
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Here is one on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Jeep-CJ...c8fccd&vxp=mtr
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:34 PM   #7
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computer version:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Jeep-CJ...c854eb&vxp=mtr

One that looks like it was rode hard and put up wet:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-JEEP-CJ...e0b029&vxp=mtr
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Unread 01-17-2014, 01:36 PM   #8
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Last one, haha.

Rock auto has a few options. Fast shipping and you always get a free magnet!

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...tdush02rcdkvc2
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Awesome, thanks for all the replies. I tried to Haynes version of wiring. The jeep appeared to be wired according to their diagram, but it still didn't work. I figured the best way to make sure it works was to tear it all out and start fresh.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 02:22 PM   #10
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Someone downloaded a complete FSM on this site
Do search for it
You can download it

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/fsm-1985-cj7-1340906/
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By the way, the Haynes manuals I have all been accurate in their schematics. But they are small. They seem to be a photo copy of the FSM. without the detail. They at least give you an idea were the parts are located.

Those that slam the Haynes manual schematics are just regurgitating someone's else's opinion. They even use the same coordinate mapping the FSM uses.

Chitons on the other hand have been a trial to use. Even when it is accurate, you have no clue were it's located Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
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Unread 01-17-2014, 03:40 PM   #12
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Google color jeep wiring diagrams. I bought one that way and it is a lot better than trying to follow a black and white.

http://www.colorwiringdiagrams.com/jeep.htm
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By the way, the Haynes manuals I have all been accurate in their schematics. But they are small. They seem to be a photo copy of the FSM. without the detail. They at least give you an idea were the parts are located.

Those that slam the Haynes manual schematics are just regurgitating someone's else's opinion. They even use the same coordinate mapping the FSM uses.

Chitons on the other hand have been a trial to use. Even when it is accurate, you have no clue were it's located Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
Thank you, John!!

Though I have the fSM, and it does provide greater detail, I find myself consulting my Haynes just as often for quick info. I've never found any inaccurate info in the Haynes, just not enough of it, at times.

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I have. I've found mistakes in capacities and torques. there IS a difference between an inch pound and a foot pound.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 03:58 AM   #15
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That's why I made sure to specify "schematics" are accurate.

I thought an Inch Pound is what you do to put it on and 'Foot' Pound is what you do to take it off.
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