im thinking about buying the painless wiring harness. i need to wire a 73 cj5 and the harness i have is pretty mangled and i dont really know where it all goes. if i buy the painless one does have good directions so i can wire it easily? thanks
Get the EZ Wiring harness they have better instructions and are a lot less $$$. Look on e-bay there is a guy selling for a good price. I have used both and think that the EZ is better than the Painfull.
I would recommend the regular fuse rather than the mini. I always use the 21 circuit just because it is not that much more money.
Not pre-terminated (plain wire ends with no connectors). The pre-terminated harness has all the connectors already installed. It's pretty much "Plug-and-play"!
I guess it's just a question of how "freindly" you are with wiring. I was a Technician for 35 years, but I still like the idea of plugging it in with minimum down time.
Beer is the answer - it doesn't matter what the question is!
do they make the pre terminated harness for the 73. im looking and cant find it please help, trying to order this fast. the 75 and up one comes preterminated but doesnt have the in dash ignition that i need???? how hard would it be to get the 75 harness to work on my 73 engine and ignition. the ignition is a huge part because i really really want the indash ignition. thanks for anyhelp
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I have done 3 painless installs and I am getting ready to do another one. Pre-terminated was the way I went and it worked out great.
I have done work with stock harnesses all the way up to the centech one, they are all good if you know how wiring works. If you don't and want a cookie cutter approach to it, I would have to say the painless has the best tech support (as long as you can get ahold of them... they only work during the week).
Get the ez wiring harness 21 circuit and remove the wires that you don't need. You can print the Painless instructions off the web. I am getting ready to install mine as it is warming up. I've read both sets of instructions and both kits are seem pretty similiar.
I am going to be purchasing a wiring harness for my '74 with a 258ci in it. I am doing this because I just realised the PO doesn't have a fuse block in it right now for some reason. If I were to purchase the Painless harness without pre-terminated ends, how do I attach to various parts? I guess I am asking how I get new connectors, or do you have to splice into old connectors? Also, can anyone confirm that the '75 and up pre-terminated harness will work on mine, minus the in dash ignition problem?
Scott (<--- wonders why he bought this thing now )
...I just realised the PO doesn't have a fuse block in it right now for some reason.
That would be because the '74 didn't come with one from the factory. Just buy the EZ kit. You are wasting your money on the older Jeeps buying the expensive kit because there really isn't anything in the Jeep that needs a fancy connector. The '55-'75 truly was "Universal" as it was marketed.