Re-wiring a 1988 Defender 110 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old May 20th, 2015, 02:19 PM
Rick Strickland
Status: Offline
Rick
1988 110
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Olathe
Posts: 4
Re-wiring a 1988 Defender 110

Does anyone know what gauge wires will be needed? I need to take the wires with me back to Kenya and will do the work there.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old May 20th, 2015, 02:37 PM
javelinadave
Status: Offline
-
-
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: -
Posts: 5,394
Buy a ready made harness and save yourself hundreds of hours of work.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 20th, 2015, 02:47 PM
Rick Strickland
Status: Offline
Rick
1988 110
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Olathe
Posts: 4
Where would I get "a ready made harness"?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old May 20th, 2015, 02:50 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
Like, re-wiring everything? What engine is it? What went wrong? Places like autosparks.co.uk will sell reproduction harnesses and some places will strip the out and sell them from wrecks. I keep a couple around just for old connectors etc.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 20th, 2015, 02:55 PM
Rick Strickland
Status: Offline
Rick
1988 110
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Olathe
Posts: 4
I am in the USA, my Land Rover is in Kenya. Good Mechanic there and labor is cheap, but I just wanted to take over the right gauge wires from here and they will re wire everything. Obviously, I am not a mechanic!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 20th, 2015, 02:56 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,250
Registry
Do you really need to re-wire everything? It is one hell of a job to change the main harness.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 20th, 2015, 03:36 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
But you need like 80 different colors of wire to do a decent job, that would cost a bundle just to procure. Buy some kind of repro or take-out harness and be done with it if you really need to change it all. You might have cheap installation in Kenya, but you'll waste tons of time buying suitable wires over here, and a vehicle wired with just one color wouldn't be so great...

An alternative would be a generic hot rod harness from Painless Wiring. They actually print the name of the circuit on the wires. Very nice, not too spendy.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 20th, 2015, 03:47 PM
Rick Strickland
Status: Offline
Rick
1988 110
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Olathe
Posts: 4
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old May 20th, 2015, 05:02 PM
roverman2010's Avatar
roverman2010
Status: Offline
John
1985 LR 90 200Tdi
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Galveston Island, NearTexas
Posts: 2,331
Registry
By the time and cost of buying the wire and connectors and the crinp tool to do the job once, get a auto sparks loom, I,am sure they would delivery to Kenya. You can pick up a used one for about a c note that will need work on (burnt wiring)

Unlike here in the US of A. Some poor slob had to get three trains and a bus to collect his exmoor goodies, talk about third world places to live.
__________________
Edward Teach is the Blackbeard, and is a member of the Birmabright Brotherhood.

Still looking for that place where I can carry a paddle and get asked what's that.

JnK Services
FC101 GS FFR
57 LR 88" SXF 858
85 LR90
95 D1 Tdi
05 D3 HSE
97 XK8 BRG FHC For Sale
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old May 20th, 2015, 05:10 PM
Matt223081's Avatar
Matt223081
Status: Offline
Matthew Scanlon
84 D90 200TDI
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Narberth PA
Posts: 132
I am rewiring my truck with an EZ2wire gm/universal hot rod wiring harness it is very straightforward, every wire is labeled, color coded and the kit comes with a full wiring diagram. I did have to make a few very minor tweaks but I am pleased with it.
__________________
'06 Discovery 3
D90 trail truck project
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 21st, 2015, 12:36 PM
mattarm's Avatar
mattarm
Status: Offline
Matt
1993 D110
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 585
I just picked up a 110 chassis harness from SafariHP for like $150.


Just noticed location. Olathe, KS?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 21st, 2015, 01:55 PM
don's Avatar
don
Status: Offline
Don Bunnell
'86 110 3dr ST
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rumson, NJ
Posts: 4,272
Registry
I have been re-wiring my build and certainly agree with others that have said buy a complete harness already with the connectors. I have had about 10 trips to the local parts store to re stock on wiring, connectors and heat shrink.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
110, defender, defender 110, wiring

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
1988 Defender 110 V8 CSW gas/LPG looks/runs nice, great project or driver $12500 ZombieMotors For Sale - Vehicles 6 March 3rd, 2013 04:28 PM
1988 Defender 110 Station Wagon, looks/ drives great. UK imports? ZombieMotors For Sale - Vehicles 39 December 17th, 2012 12:05 AM
Defender 110 expedition from 1988 swisslandy For Sale - Vehicles 2 July 23rd, 2010 08:54 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Copyright