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wiring #346866 Mon Dec 10 2007 04:12 AM
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Using the EZ wiring harness to wire the 49 Sub. Got the fuse panel mounted on the inside left firewall and have strung my first 2 wires to the right rear bullet light. The EZ instructions say to remove the wires that will not be used, door locks, windows, courtesy lights etc. etc. but they don't say how to remove them. Do I just cut them off or is there a way to get them out of the fuse block? Hoping to hear from Alan H and what he and others did with the extra wires. Weeds

Re: wiring [Re: Weeds] #346878 Mon Dec 10 2007 04:31 AM
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A friend used a EZ and just cut the wires he didn't plan on using, or used a couple in different areas. I'm not sure of your particular set up, but if nothing else you will have some extra wire to use other places.

Re: wiring [Re: sixtyfive c-10] #346927 Mon Dec 10 2007 07:28 AM
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i built my own wire system so what i say is limited to experience only.
lay your new system out completely, see what and where everything goes.
after you do that you may need some of the old system that is still in situ. cut what you don't need after the layout is completed.

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Re: wiring [Re: Weeds] #346938 Mon Dec 10 2007 09:28 AM
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Here I am, Brother!
:o)

Do NOT cut any wires off! What I did is absolutely brilliant ... even if I *do* say so myself! LOL!

Just take any wires that you won't be using, REMOVE THE FUSE that relates to each, and coil them up under the dash. Simple as that.

Then ... whenever you add something new to your truck, you just pick an appropriate wire from under the dash, wire it up, stick an appropriate fuse in the slot and you're off and running in no time at all.


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Re: wiring [Re: Alan Horvath] #346966 Mon Dec 10 2007 02:34 PM
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Alan,

The way I read the OP's question it sounds like he's about to completely rewire his truck and wants to know how to remove the existing wire.

I'm very interested to find out myself because that's one of my projects too. In fact I'm interested to hear ANYTHING you have to say grin


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Re: wiring [Re: Czechman] #347226 Tue Dec 11 2007 12:35 AM
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Hey, Woody

As far as the old wires go, I gutted my entire truck completely before I installed my EZ-Wire kit and I think that's the best way to go.

Check out my complete photo tutorial here:
http://alanhorvath.com/54chevy/ezwire_day1.php

Before you start, here's my checklist:
http://alanhorvath.com/54chevy/ezwire_checklist.php

Then, after you're finished, here are some more cool things to do (see bottom of this page, as well, for even more related links):
http://alanhorvath.com/54chevy/mad_electrical.php


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Re: wiring [Re: Alan Horvath] #347234 Tue Dec 11 2007 12:47 AM
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Czechman Offline
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Quick question... what did you connect your electric choke to?


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Re: wiring [Re: Czechman] #347237 Tue Dec 11 2007 12:49 AM
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Alan Horvath Offline
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I believe there's a wire dedicated to the electric choke in the EZ-Wire kit.


Alan Horvath
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Re: wiring [Re: Alan Horvath] #347248 Tue Dec 11 2007 01:23 AM
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Czechman Offline
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Cool. Thank you.


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Re: wiring [Re: Czechman] #348058 Thu Dec 13 2007 01:41 AM
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i may not be correct on this, as i made my own wiring for my 52 3/4. i know on modern fuse blocks that by using a very small flat head screw driver like on used for eye glasses, if you edge it along the side of the metal clip that the fuse connects to and the plastic of the fuse block, there is usually a clip, the end of the screw driver will push the clip in and you can pull the wires from the rear, and then just coil them up and store them somewhere where you know they are for future uses.


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