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TurboII swap Project: Complete vehicle reqwiring part 1: chassis

Old 03-27-15, 11:23 AM
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Decided I'm going to rewire my 83, after reading through this a few times I decided to follow your lead and I just bought the same wiring harness from summit. Probably be a few months before I get to that point in the project, but thanks for documenting this
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Cool, best of luck. I'm sure ill see a PM or two from you when you get to the wiring for the lights.

some basic notes.

use the 3rd brake light cir for your brake lights and isolate your turn signal cicuits. This is because the 7 has divorced taillights (separate amber turns) and no third brake. The kit is designed for seperate headlight and highbeam switches.

also remove the light power circuit (headlight to dimmer circuit), and wire your headlight directly to the multifunction switch.

do not touch your wiper circuits at all, the kit only provides a power feed to the multifunction switch
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Thanks for the heads up, I'm sure I'll be able to figure most of it out. Getting the fuel and hatch releases to work might need a bit of additional wiring, and unlike you I'll be keeping the stock head light motors so that'll be some additional work. Hopefully not much...

I actually got the kit a few days ago, when I saw how small the box it came in was, I knew i made the right choice Simpler is better.
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The headlight switch has a "lights up" output that is also tied into the "lights up" switch on the console. You'll have to add that. Most of the logic is built into the motor assm if I remember correctly.

Also, you can re-pin the factory connectors fairly easily. They take standard female "spade" terminals. I got some from the local true value that popped right in. Sure beats trying to solder onto a 30yo wire and terminal.
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Yeah if I can replace basically all the factory connectors that would be awesome. Like you said, soldering to some of those can really suck.
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