'89 engine wiring harness burned - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-05-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 41
'89 engine wiring harness burned

I have an '89 yj 4.2L automatic. The orange wire from the ignition switch shorted out or something and melted the insulation off and also baddly damaged the red wire that is next to it. I looked at my parts jeep and it had done the same thing, so I took both harnesses and created one good one. Then I looked under the hood and found that it did not just burn up two wires, like it did under the dash, but had actually burned about half the wires in the engine harness.

First off, is it possable that the ignition switch caused this(I took the switch apart and its fine inside)? The red wire comes from the terminal thing next to the battery with all the fusible links (I have no idea what it is called) to the fuse block to the ignition. the orange wire comes from the ignition to the fuse block to a splice that from what i can tell goes to the relays next to the battery, other than the ignition switch I don't know what else could do this.

Second the only replacement harness I can find is painless but it is the whole harness for the jeep and costs $864. Does anybody know of any others, and no they do not have wranglers in the salvage yards here. They do have alot of cherokees but i don't know that that will work, will it? Someone on here has one that has had a nutter bypass done to it but I am a little sketchy on whether I want to do that, wouldn't I need to replace other things if I do a nutter.

broken-fish is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cps ????? tequila1pint TJ Tech Forum 9 04-06-2010 12:20 PM
Sound Pods Wiring Harness spiderpig TJ General Discussion Forum 2 10-27-2009 09:38 PM
Wiring harness HkdOnJP Classifieds Archive 0 03-06-2008 03:38 PM
Mopar Wiring Harness for Towing douglassoilco JK Tech Forum 8 02-26-2008 06:55 PM
4.0 wiring harness 18derrick Classifieds Archive 0 03-24-2006 08:29 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC