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Username Post: Wiring Harness 70 C10        (Topic#345463)
B_Man 
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06-16-17 11:25 AM - Post#2696150    

OK, I'm slowly but surely getting the American Autowire harness in the 70 C10. My first time rewiring. Problem is, I'm having problems finding a way to hang and route the new wiring. No brackets or hangers under the dash or on the firewall. Is there something I can purchase? Will I have to drill small holes in the firewall to install something to hold the wires? The wiring is pretty bundled up right now.



 
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LUVmachine 
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06-16-17 12:10 PM - Post#2696156    
    In response to B_Man

What I normally do is use zip ties to hold the group of wires together sometimes I even use the split loom plastic. Usually keeping the group of wires together is enough under the dash to kind of hold it in place until terminated. If everything is kept tight and together rather than looking like spaghetti it will stay where you want it.

The looming stuff is nice because they make clips that hold it in place as well as fittings to T off or go in different directions and sizes. My biggest issue is going slow and keeping it neat. If you get in a hurry and don't take your time to think and route it the way it should go it will look like a rat nest.

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B_Man 
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06-16-17 12:55 PM - Post#2696162    
    In response to LUVmachine

Thanks. I'm using the plastic ties on it like you said, it's just that I have it all bundled now. Can the split looming be purchased at an auto pares store?



 
LUVmachine 
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06-16-17 01:03 PM - Post#2696163    
    In response to B_Man

Last time I bought some I found it at the hardware store. It worked out good I only had to drive a quarter mile to get it and they had several sizes and more fittings than the auto parts store did that was 10 miles away. If you have a ace hardware close by try them if not you could probably find something at the auto parts store or if it comes down to it order some from summit or a similar place.

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Brian D from NJ 
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06-18-17 05:06 AM - Post#2696329    
    In response to B_Man

B_man, any AutoZone, Advance Auto or Pep Boys should have a large selection. Even colors!

When all else fails there's Ebay and Amazon.

Cheers.

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 
JimKshortstep4x4 
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06-18-17 05:00 PM - Post#2696425    
    In response to B_Man

The cabs came with two tabs that are located above the instrument panel for holding the main harness. The tabs are directly behind the dash pad
and not easily seen.

Jim

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