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The previous owner of my 65 El Camino decided to get rid of the bulk heads connectors right behind the fuse box. There should be two connectors but right now all of the wires are all soldered together. Is there a way I could just buy the bulk head connectors or do I have buy all new wire harnesses.
I was thinking of making a waterproof terminal block assembly just to clean up the wiring at the fire wall or just leave it alone since everything does work except the license plate lights.

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That sounds like new harness time if you want to fix it. It would probably be almost impossible to fix it by installing new connectors now.

You need to decide if it is a hack job or if it was done well. Soldered and heatshrunk or well taped usually makes a good quality repair. Better than the usual twist and tape.

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Is it wired for gauges or idiot lights? I think I might have an old bulk head connector/wiring harness lying around here somewhere. It would be for gauges.

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Jim,

I took a closer look of the wiring, It seems that both the front and engine bulk heads are missing along with the two connectors that mounts on the firewall.


Is the bulk head same for gauges and idiot lights? If so, I could probably repair the damage cause by the previous owner by just using the bulk head connectors. Also, I don't realy need the idiot lights because either I will convert to SS gauges or install some after market gauges.

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The bulkhead connectors are the same for both idiot lights and gauges. The gauge wire harness just has more wires running through the connectors. It would be failry simple to reinstall the bulkhead connectors with the harness pulled out of the car. You just have to make sure the wires are matched to each other on both sides of the connector. Use a wiring diagram if you want to match the original configuration. I had to correct a hack job on my El Camino, although it wasn't as bad sounding as yours. It was just cut up under the dash.

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