Has anyone installed the new Painless 10150 CJ harness? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Has anyone installed the new Painless 10150 CJ harness?

Spartan Locker's at all time LOW exclusive from ROCKRIDGE FS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options! Bds fox ipf 2.0 racing series shocks now available at rock

Reply
Unread 10-20-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
jetmech1
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 259
Has anyone installed the new Painless 10150 CJ harness?

The Painless 10110 has supposedly been improved and now is the 10150. Looking for some input before I drop nearly $800 on it!

jetmech1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-20-2014, 06:31 PM   #2
stephens_cj5
Registered User
1981 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pace, Florida
Posts: 281
I installed the 10110 and was happy with it. If the 10150 is an improved version you couldn't go wrong. It should be worth the investment.
__________________
1981 CJ5 ground up restro in progress, finished product will have: 4.2 w/ a 4.0 head conversion, headers, Howell TBI, HEI, D300, AMC 20, D30, 3" lift w/ 33x12.50 BFG. All new hardware, all diffs rebuilt.
stephens_cj5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
WindKnot
Web Wheeler
 
WindKnot's Avatar
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , North Central Arizona
Posts: 3,426
Centech also makes a very nice harness for less money. I'm very happy with mine.

http://www.centechwire.com/Jeep-CJ-W...Harness-JP.htm
__________________
I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

Phoenix Rising- A Flame Off Restoration? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ph...ation-1807257/
WindKnot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-21-2014, 09:05 AM   #4
Mike Romain
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Off the Grid in Chester Grant, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 15,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by WindKnot View Post
Centech also makes a very nice harness for less money. I'm very happy with mine.

http://www.centechwire.com/Jeep-CJ-W...Harness-JP.htm
I will second the Centech set, worked great on mine also. From the number of 'help me' posts with painless, it is anything but painless... Haven't seen anyone in trouble post for help with Centech.
__________________
Mike
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
89 YJ Renegade. BBD Carbed 4.0 HO. Locked front and rear with 33x9.5 BFG AT's
Some Canadian Bush Jeep Runs and Build Photos: http://mikeromainjeeptrips.shutterfly.com (10 new albums added Sept 16/10)
Mike Romain is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-21-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
pinaplebob
Member
 
pinaplebob's Avatar
2011 WK 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: channahon, Illinois
Posts: 226
Cent each harness look interesting. Never heard of them before. Off to do research as the price doesn't seem too bad.
pinaplebob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-21-2014, 10:59 AM   #6
little79cj
Member
 
little79cj's Avatar
1979 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Fort Benning, GA.
Posts: 208
I'll have to look and make sure but I installed a painless harness in my 79, and well contrary to popular belief if you follow the instructions it is pretty painless. Installed the complete harness in one weekend being sure to take my time and it started up right off the bat first time go. Albeit I hooked up my taillight wires backwards when I did mine but 15 min later problem solved. The drawback to the painless IMO is it is really expensive. Also everything works correctly in my jeep.....for now.
__________________
79 CJ5 - Sandy
87 Cherokee - Onion
99 Cherokee - Diamond
little79cj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-21-2014, 05:42 PM   #7
WindKnot
Web Wheeler
 
WindKnot's Avatar
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , North Central Arizona
Posts: 3,426
Here's their fuse panel...

This is the firewall bulkhead. You can see the wires are clearly labeled...

You can see some of the connections behind the dash...

Excellent quality American work with American parts.
__________________
I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

Phoenix Rising- A Flame Off Restoration? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ph...ation-1807257/
WindKnot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-21-2014, 06:20 PM   #8
stephens_cj5
Registered User
1981 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pace, Florida
Posts: 281
I like the way they did the dash vs Painless. The Painless kit was easy to install, the hardest part was the dash but this makes it easy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WindKnot View Post
Here's their fuse panel...

This is the firewall bulkhead. You can see the wires are clearly labeled...

You can see some of the connections behind the dash...

Excellent quality American work with American parts.
__________________
1981 CJ5 ground up restro in progress, finished product will have: 4.2 w/ a 4.0 head conversion, headers, Howell TBI, HEI, D300, AMC 20, D30, 3" lift w/ 33x12.50 BFG. All new hardware, all diffs rebuilt.
stephens_cj5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-03-2014, 07:40 PM   #9
Mortgage-payer
Registered User
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 359
What makes the Painless worth 2x the Centech?
__________________
I call it a distributor, not a dizzy.
Mortgage-payer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2014, 07:44 PM   #10
jetmech1
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 259
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortgage-payer
What makes the Painless worth 2x the Centech?
The Centech Jeep CJ specific wiring harness is more than the Painless harness according to my research. I'm only looking at pre-terminated factory style harnesses.
jetmech1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
WindKnot
Web Wheeler
 
WindKnot's Avatar
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , North Central Arizona
Posts: 3,426
Your research is faulty. Painless is about $625 vs $400 for the Centech.
__________________
I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

Phoenix Rising- A Flame Off Restoration? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ph...ation-1807257/
WindKnot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2014, 07:59 PM   #12
jetmech1
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 259
Quote:
Originally Posted by WindKnot
Your research is faulty. Painless is about $625 vs $400 for the Centech.
where can I get a pre terminated Centech CJ harness for $400?
image-993774373.jpg

image-4021635517.jpg

image-115820842.jpg

image-672444079.jpg

jetmech1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2014, 08:07 PM   #13
WindKnot
Web Wheeler
 
WindKnot's Avatar
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , North Central Arizona
Posts: 3,426
From Centech themselves. http://www.centechwire.com/Jeep_c16.htm
__________________
I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

Phoenix Rising- A Flame Off Restoration? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ph...ation-1807257/
WindKnot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2014, 08:12 PM   #14
jetmech1
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 259
Quote:
Originally Posted by WindKnot
Wonder why it shows a harness for up to 1983? What about 84-86?
jetmech1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2014, 08:17 PM   #15
WindKnot
Web Wheeler
 
WindKnot's Avatar
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , North Central Arizona
Posts: 3,426
That's been already discussed. There is no computer harness and they don't want to mislead you. 1983 is the cutoff. Painless doesn't either, but they imply it. I'd encourage you to read the whole thread.
__________________
I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

Phoenix Rising- A Flame Off Restoration? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ph...ation-1807257/
WindKnot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.