I'm getting to the point where I'm going to be actually running wires in the not too distant future. But I've got some questions revolving around some of the known issues.
Putting a 300Tdi into a LHD Saudi 110. The dash is the same as the NAS 110's. I'm replacing the bulkhead with an NAS 110 style, a virtual match to the original bulkhead.
- I have the original, complete, and fair condition 1988 wiring harness. The rest of the truck still has all the wiring installed that was connected to this harness.
- I have a 300Tdi wiring harness, which I believe is from a Disco. I am unsure of the condition, but looks good.
- I have a mostly complete, fair condition 1993 NAS 110 wiring harness. This has 3-4 clumps of wire ends/multi-wire connectors that have been hacked off. I think most of it was in the instrument panel.
Which would you use, and why?
My current thought is to use the original from this truck. The majority of connections are already there, ready to be plugged in. The main difference, and this would be the case with the other two as well, I assume, is that I need to get the new set of VDO gauges to work with it. Which leads to the next question:
What is the best way to get the gauges to work with the current wiring harness? Should I clip the current wires at the ends and simply put new connectors on? Move up to splice in at a convenient spot? Or run new wire all the way down to the relays/fuses? (BTW, I'm switching to blades.)
This kind of leads to a third question -- are there any parts of the NAS or Tdi harnesses that would be worth cannibalizing?