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Old September 2nd, 2011, 10:05 AM
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I'm thinking that this truck will need a total rewire. Where do I go for a harness?
I did a mustang rebuild and used a painless kit. It was great,
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:45 PM
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I'm thinking that this truck will need a total rewire. Where do I go for a harness?
I did a mustang rebuild and used a painless kit. It was great,
Suggestions?
http://www.autosparks.co.uk/index.php?cPath=59

Not cheap, but good.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Used British wiring when doing the 109……It was like 4 harnesses as I recall, dash, engine, front and rear.
http://www.britishwiring.com/
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
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US: British Pacific, Rovers North, Roversdownsouth, British Wiring. UK: Auto Sparks, Craddock, LRseries, etc... .
Want to build it yourself you can use a painless wiring system.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Thanks guys! These look like a way better choice!
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Unless you want to keep it original, just make your own.
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Unless you want to keep it original, just make your own.
Ditto. lights starter genny gauges. Not much more to it. Even if you want the "original" thing you can still get the repro cotton covered wiring and the bullet terminals.
Please don't use that ghastly vinyl electrician's tape.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Im making my own as well, using airplane wiring so it can't catch fire, relays and individual fuses for each circuit.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 02:19 PM
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There is another place i have used www.autowiringsolutions.com if you want a pre-built harness with fuseblock, etc. A fraction of the painless products.
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When you buy a replacement harness from autosparks, british wiring etc, make sure to get PVC wrapped one AND I think the ones that have cloth over the top of the PVC look best and are worth the few extra $$$.

Also, make sure to get the exact right one for your truck.

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Old September 7th, 2011, 08:14 AM
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Not a big fan of Painless products especially given the price. Also the original wiring on Land Rovers is nothing to write home about. You are far better off, imho to make your own using marine grade wire and connectors. This also allows you to tailor the wiring to any aftermarket upgrades that you have done or plan to do.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 09:28 PM
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WOW Guys!

I have never done any auto wiring.
I'm not really sure where to start!

I have traced down a few wiring issues in my Cobra which were caused by the salty air here.
But starting from zero sounds pretty involved......of course so was taking every nut and bolt part and bagging and tagging
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I'm thinking that this truck will need a total rewire. Where do I go for a harness?
I did a mustang rebuild and used a painless kit. It was great,
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It'll be simpler than the Mustang.
If you want a standard loom go autosparks. Total custom build it yourself - I just laid the wires out along the wings, body etc gave a foot extra at each end, cable tied it into a bundle and started adding connectors - all soldered, wrapped the loom with non adhesive pvc tape and never had any trouble with the loom.
Somewhere inbetween go auto sparks and add your own auxiliary looms for things like extra spot lights with relays, an extra fuse box etc.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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IF you really have no wiring experience and want a quick and easy approach, then order the standard replacement harness. Then disconnect the battery and cut all of your existing connections, leaving a few inches so you can make out the color of the wire. Use those remaining pieces as your guide when you connect your new harness. I re-wired my Series in about 2 hours this way..1 hour and 55 minutes to get the loom through the bulkhead and 5 minutes to connect all the ends.
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Assuming that the wiring is original and correct
If you are up to the challange of doing your own wiring, there are many opportunities to correct deficiencies in the original LR electrical system as well as incorporate any additions. One extra bonus is that you will completely understand on of the most misunderstood areas of LR ownership when you are done.
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Or you could label, pull and unpick the old loom, correct any faults/replace dodgy wires, incorporate any upgrades and bind it all up again with the nonadhesive tape, then you'll really know your way round LR electrics.
That's more or less what I did on the 110, didn't want to run to a whole new loom when only one wire burned in one tiny spot. I rebound any worn areas. The sections running through the chassis were fine.
I added extra features as additional looms separate from the main loom with their own fuses etc.
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Also, fill all the bullets with dielectric grease when you fit them and replace any only ones that are even remotely suspect. I would also strongly recommend replacing the headlight pigtails.
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Yep, that'll make it bullet proof.
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Yep, that'll make it bullet proof.
Bullet proof and series land rover electric
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