EZ Rhino - Casting Out Satan
The Centech harness
comes with a nice waterproof firewall connector, visible in this
picture to the right of the red power brake booster.
Harnesses - Chassis
While the paint dried, I got started on the wiring
harness. After a lot of research of companies that make harnesses, I
Wire. Why? A few reasons. First, the way they treated me when calling
and asking questions. Second, the highest quality product you can get.
When comparing the thickness of the stock wire insulation with Centech's,
it was very easy to see that Centech's is much thicker, as well as being
rated at a higher temperature for fire resistance. Third, the harness
is custom-made to vehicle year and type, not a one-size-fits-all assembly.
Every wire was terminated with the appropriate connector and was the
correct length. It was a plug-and-play ordeal. Centech also carries
kit harnesses that are universal, but I decided in the interest of time
and effort that a few extra bucks would be well worth the time and hassle
saved by avoiding soldering every wire myself. Third, take a look at
this stainless steel fuse panel, it is a work of art!
No more squinting
under the dash trying to figure out which fuse is which. All are
clearly labeled. The harness came in three sections: a rear harness,
dash harness, and engine compartment harness. Each was bagged
separately and the instructions were easy to follow.
I was TOTALLY
impressed with this product. Every wire was individually labeled
every few inches as to its purpose and destination. It's impossible
to get lost! Attention to details really sets this one above the
rest. For example, cruddy push-on terminals for the gauges are
replaced with ring terminals and Nyloc nuts...nearly impossible
to have fall off. Even new bulbs are included for the gauge lamps
and side marker lights on the fenders!
What a rat's nest! What a mess. In hindsight, I'm glad I didn't
try to make the old harnesses work. The mess in the top of the picture
is the old Jeep harness and the bottom pile of spaghetti is the
donor Blazer's harness. The old Jeep harness had dead-end wires,
cuts, splices, unraveling tape, and more burnt wire than I cared
to try to reuse. I plan on keeping the Jeep for a while, so I found
no point in adapting this old junk to the newer drivetrain. It was
a good insurance policy.
pretty much required either pulling the dash back or getting a really
sore neck. I chose the former.
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