Wiring Harness

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Wiring Harness

Postby Mr0erick0 » 09 May 2017 21:48

Hey guys/gals! Im about to purchase an EZ wiring harness for my 510 but after reading that I would need crimpers? From vintage connections. I need some advice on what I actually do need haha first time ever messing around with wires.... :mrgreen:

Running a L16 so no idea how many wires I actually need, etc.

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Re: Wiring Harness

Postby 510wizard » 10 May 2017 08:53

Why are you replacing the factory wiring? If you need new connectors on the factory wiring , then I highly recommend the Vintage stuff. Just buy what you need plus the crimp tool or better yet a connection kit from them( comes with connector and tool). They will make up a kit for you if their standard kits won't do. They are great to deal with.

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Re: Wiring Harness

Postby Mr0erick0 » 11 May 2017 16:15

I don't have any wiring in general unfortunately.

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Re: Wiring Harness

Postby yenpit » 24 May 2017 08:19

Sent PM! I have a nice clean 68 dash harness, might have engine compartment but they are always crusty, needing re-wrap & likely some repairs. Re-wiring a Datsun with an aftermarket kit is a BIG task, especially if you have never done wiring work before!
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Re: Wiring Harness

Postby okayfine » 24 May 2017 22:10

Recommend you get a wiring diagram for your car and study it long before you start running wires. A universal aftermarket harness is fine and good, but it won't be a complete solution for you. A 510's headlight switch has five wires on it - how many wires is the aftermarket harness sending?

Your first wiring project being a complete rewiring of your car isn't likely to go well. I'd pursue a stock harness and repair as necessary (with said wiring diagram). Year and model of your car also matter. '68 is different from all, wagons are different from sedans, for the most part the late sedans will all be similar, with a few oddball wires for '73 two-doors.
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Re: Wiring Harness

Postby okayfine » 25 May 2017 06:10

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