Overly complex wiring harness? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Communications and Electronics

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-21-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
Newb
 
Thepatricko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Overly complex wiring harness?

I looked at the amazing TJ radio install Thats hosted on this site. So I went to get the wiring harness to "make my life easy" but in an effort to knock the project out early I got it at wal mart.

It looks completely different from anything else I've seen on the web. Should I just cut the other harnesses off or what?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-274865940.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	76.2 KB
ID:	38798  

Thepatricko is offline   Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
Hardcore Jeeper
 
Peepers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 3,320
Haha... wow, a self assemble plug and play harness... You have to pull the tips off the wires attached to the gray part (the piece after the little bit of bare wire showing), and the insert them into the proper hole on the two lose ends.

Then the ends plug into the factory harness, and the single end goes into the new radio.

__________________
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle


ΣΧ
The Power Tech 6
Peepers is offline   Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
Newb
 
Thepatricko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks. I got the wire stripping and attaching part I was just concerned about the two extra plastic pieces that weren't on the one shown in the write up
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2820431496.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	70.6 KB
ID:	38799  
Thepatricko is offline   Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 09:27 AM   #4
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,641
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
The extras are just that...extras. They are used on some other applications most likely listed on the back of the box but not our Wranglers. Just hook up whichever ones fit your radio wiring and leave the rest hang. Don't cut them off or you may run into problems with the wiring shorting together.

What I like to do when I use those connectors is when I attach the wires on the harness to the wires on the connector provided with the new headunit, I pick up some shrink tubing and solder them. Put the shrink tubing on first, solder the wires together, slide the shrink tubing over the new joint and hit it with a heat gun (or if you're careful, you can use the solder iron). Makes for a very clean install and makes sure all your wire connections are good and tight.
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #5
Newb
 
Thepatricko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Awesome. This forum is the best
Thepatricko 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
5.7L PCM to YJ wiring harness, need help. cowboy724 YJ Tech Forum 10 04-20-2011 02:21 PM
2010 Wrangler Trailer Wiring Harness Chrome JK General Discussion Forum 5 08-03-2010 10:22 PM
cj wiring harness trumsey07 CJ Tech Forum 0 10-14-2009 07:41 PM
Wiring Harness jpdocdave YJ Tech Forum 2 03-14-2008 08:25 PM
Mopar Wiring Harness for Towing douglassoilco JK Tech Forum 8 02-26-2008 06:55 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 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