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Unread 02-17-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Removing excess wiring after nutter?

Hey everyone, I've been reading a lot about what can and can't come out for wiring after doing the nutter.. and I'm hoping someone here can clarify for me before I go cutting wires?

I did the nutter a while back, and it's run great since then. I'm also running a manual choke so I don't need the wiring for the electronic choke either.

Now from what I've gathered thus far, is basically that entire cluster of cables that comes out of the firewall (from the computer), that leads over to near the battery (where the diagnostic tools plug into), can all be taken out? I also read that the only one I might need out of that cluster is the red/white one which controls the electronic choke, but like I say.. I went manual.. so that's gone too, correct?

As of I believe September, my CJ7 is free and clear from all emissions tests here on out, it's visual/safety only. Visual I'm not worried *wink* I'm sure you guys know all about that.

So can all those wires really come out? I planned on taking out one at a time while the engine was running, just in case something went weird when I cut one.. sound like a good plan? Sorry for the rambling post... just nervous about ripping out 2 miles worth of wiring! Thanks again you guys.

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Unread 02-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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Nope, just cut them all to hell and back and then just pull them out. When I cut my wires anything that ran into the computer box was pulled. I did have to go back and wire my electric choke, and I think the backup lights piggy-back off that wire so when I fixed my electric choke it fixed those as well. I wouldn't worry about leaving it plugged in while cutting the wires. I don't think any of those will actually effect the engine as long as you have it wired to the distributor/ignition module correctly.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #3
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Ah nice, good to hear. While I'm not a very big fan of electric work, I should be able to easily figure out the tail lights.

I've already actually completely removed the computer from the vehicle and patched the big hole it left in the firewall, so I'm confident that the distributor and ignition module is wired correct. I just can't wait to get rid of all that damn useless clutter now.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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Yes, it's amazing getting all that stuff out. When I first bought my CJ and began working on her, I always saw pictures of clean engine bays and never though mine would be like that. So here I am today with all those electrical wires and vacuum lines unplugged and torn out!
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its pretty easy that big 6 plug connecter, unplug it and the computer side of it just take it all out, almost no cutting. disconnect computer, to run the back up lights is pretty strait forward. in the 6 plug connecter still on the wiring harness your using, there should be a red wire. splice into that wire and run a wire to the red wire going down the firewall towards the back of the trans itl be with an orange wire and a beleive a white one maybe grey to.
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