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post #61 of 185 Old 04-16-2019, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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One more question. Does anyone know where the neutral safety switch is on an AX15. Either mine doesn't have one, or I am just dumb and not looking in the right place.

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post #62 of 185 Old 04-17-2019, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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No pics today, but the wiring is complete. I tested the circuits today, and had one issue where my right blinker would blink all the park lights and tail lights. I didn't get to mess with it much, but dad figured out that I had somehow put the passenger side tail light bulbs in the wrong socket in the lights. Not sure how I managed that, but I did. Anyways, he checked all the circuits and everything works as it should. We are going to start the Jeep tomorrow, but after doing more research, I think that I am going to have to move one wire in my ignition switch plug like the painless manual says. I was confused when I first read it, but after going back and re reading, I'm pretty sure I have to move it. Should be driving it by Saturday.
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PIC HEAVY: I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with this Jeep. Got the ignition straightened out today. Turns out my jeep's ignition slider switch was an early model one and I had to move the wire like the painless instructions said to. I now have all electrical systems working including the blower motor. Jeep cranks over, but doesn't run because I am still waiting on my fuel pump relay kit to get here. I have my e-fans hooked up and working off of Painless's ACC circuit via switch on the dash. Got the dash completely assembled and added a new tachometer and new coolant temp gauge. Grant Challenger Series steering wheel installed and both front seats. It finally looks like a Jeep again. The only electrical I still have to do in the interior is the radio.
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post #64 of 185 Old 04-18-2019, 02:06 PM
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Sharp looking. Question. Is there any glare off the dash overly from your instrument lights? Just curious how distracting it would be at night.
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I haven't driven this one at night yet, but I had the chrome overlay on my '78 and never noticed any glare from it. If you put super bright LED bulbs in the sockets, then yes you would probably have some glare, but I still don't think it would be enough to cause any problems.
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Thanks. I was thinking about getting one for my 5 and was wondering.
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I thought most of the CJs came with the chrome overlay, until I started looking around and most of them came with the black plastic ones.
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I thought most of the CJs came with the chrome overlay, until I started looking around and most of them came with the black plastic ones.
Mine doesn't have an overlay at all.

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Guess it was just a trim piece that got put on at the factory for certain optioned jeeps.
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Got the I terior buttoned up. Managed to solve my horn issues by purchasing a turn signal cancellation cam and removing the wheel and installing it. All I have left is to wire my e fans, fuel pump, and bleed brakes and it is road ready.
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IT IS ALIVE!!!!!! Got the fuel pump installed today, as well as finished up my electric fan relay connection. For those doing the painless harness and using the ACC wire to run e fans, know this. They will not work after you wire it up. The fuse in the fuse block for the electric fans is not installed from the painless factory. Spent 30 mins dicking with it only to find out that they don't put the fuse in from the factory. Luckily, they do supply the fuse, you just have to put it in. All I have left to do it clean up the wiring. I ran out of zip ties, so I am doing that tomorrow. I let it run up to temp, and everything seems to be working fine. It actually fired on the first turn of the key. I cannot say enough about this wiring kit. It was super easy. To anyone thinking of doing a painless harness, it is the way to go.

I ended up having my e fans on a switch, and my fuel pump gets power from the coil + wire so it has power when the key is in the on/run and start position. I have an oil pressure shut off switch, but I have not wired it in yet.
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post #72 of 185 Old 04-23-2019, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Got the wiring all tidied up today, and DROVE IT DOWN THE ROAD. It is amazing knowing that it isn't going to quit on me because of some stupid ground short, or electrical gremlin. Ran flawlessly. I still have to re bleed the brakes and give it a proper alignment to make it road worthy, but other than that, it is ready to go.
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Just discovered after some research, that I am going to have to pull the steering wheel again. I notice when driving it today that the turn signals were wonky and didn't seem to want to cancel. Apparently, I installed the cam in the wrong position. I should have had the wheel turned about a quarter turn to the left. The plastic piece on my cancel cam sticks up @ 2 oclock in relation to the center shaft. All the pics I have looked at on line show it sticking up @ 10 o clock in relation to the shaft. Apparently my entire steering is a little off. I plan to remove the wheel, and rotate the drag link until the cam is correct, then reinstall the steering wheel hub and the wheel itself.
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Awesome thread, thanks for keeping everyone up to date. I can honestly say, been there, done all that. Enjoy that beast!!! Looks great!!!

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Oh, I plan on enjoying it. I am so close to having it on the road for good. I just need a final push to get the brakes bled, alignment done, and tie up a few loose ends, and that is it. All cosmetic after that.
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