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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 19, 9:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wiring

Good day. I have recently purchased wiring harness 500981. I have taken all wiring completely out. It was a rats nest. To many splices. My question is should I put my dash back together then start the wiring or start wiring then put dash in. With the dash out I have more room. But I don’t wanna start wiring and have a lot of wire left over or cut wire short. Appreciate it
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 19, 9:25 PM
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Re: Wiring

I did my AAW harness with the dash in but the dash cover removed. It also helped that at that time I did not have a windshield installed but it could still be done with the glass installed.

With the dash installed, its easy to lay out where the wires go, especially that dash harness. Just one guy's opinion here.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 19, 9:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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I appreciate the feed back. I just didn’t want to cut wires to short. Dash in makes sense. Any other advice for a beginner..??
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 19, 10:06 PM
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Re: Wiring

My only complaint about my AAW "Classic Update" harness was about the flasher relays. The turn signal relay has a well marked and explained location for it on the fuse panel. Much less so for the hazard flasher. It goes up into an obscure nearly unmarked location on the top left hand corner of the fuse box. A quick call to the very helpful AAW help desk solved this for me.

I also had to depin and repin the ribbon connector at the bottom of the steering column to adapt things to the AAW harness but this was not an AAW problem. This repin job took me 20 minutes to figure out how to insert my tiniest screwdriver to do the depin but it was easy after that.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 19, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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I appreciate all the advise. I will see what happens.
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