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I bought a painless kit that was supposed to beg and complete...... Well it doesn't come with switches or sockets etc.

I'm wondering if it's worth returning it and getting the more complete option the "classic update by american autowire"
https://www.opgi.com/el-camino/CH28284/?gclid=COnY5-n47NECFVy4wAodm1kBEQ

Any inout by guys who have used either kit or if it's worth the 150 extra bucks to get the more complete one

Thanks in advance
 

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I did the AAW kit in my 56 210 and the kids 67 Malibu wagon...........won't debate or question the next one, it'll be AAW.
 

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My AAW kit for my Nova came with a new headlight switch and light sockets. Haven't installed it yet but i think it also came with a dimmer switch.

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The painless kit doesn't come with any

Here is what the law comes with
- Replacement headlight switch with internal 30-amp circuit breaker, retaining nut, shaft and knob
- Standard turn signal and hazard flashers
- New horn relay mounted into the main dash harness
- New fuse box mounts in original location and utilizes modern ATO fuses for accessibility and reliability
- Original switch connector bodies throughout
- Steering column connectors allow use of stock or aftermarket columns
- Separate custom courtesy lamps to be used with original interior lights
- Exclusive “cluster harness disconnect” allows for quick service and assembly. Original terminals and connectors are provided for stock cluster connections, but wiring will also connect into a variety of popular aftermarket gauges
- Rear body harness plugs in at the stock location and includes longer leads for custom wire routing options - Rear body wiring includes back-up light lead wires with correct sockets, stop and tail light lead wires with correct sockets, terminals to mate with the license plate connection wire, side marker lead with ground wires, with lamp sockets, fuel tank sender wire and grommet and tank connection
- New floor dimmer switch is provided for ease of installation
- GM bulkhead connectors for engine and front light wiring are included and allow easy installation with original or custom routing - Engine wiring includes connectors for OEM points or HEI distributors. Power and tach connectors are supplied for HEI distributors. Alternator connections are supplied for GM “SI” series internally regulated alternators.
- Front lighting harness includes extra-long leads that can be routed for stock or optional custom appearances. Headlight, parking and directional light connectors and terminals are provided along with a switched trigger wire for an electric fan rela
 

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The Painless kit is "painful" in my opinion. AAW without question. We used the AAW in my 69 chevelle and 70 camaro. The neighbor that helped me had another customer bring him a Painless kit for his 70 Chevelle soon after we finished both of my cars. We opened the box checked it out thoroughly and sent it right back! No joke. JMO though.
 

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AAW for sure. Painful? not so much.
 

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Another YES vote for American Autowire.
The Classic Update kit I got for my Elky was more than complete.
I am very happy with the result I got.
I did buy the crimpers for the project, which made it much easier to complete the job.
I can't comment on any Painless product, but, based on my research beforehand, I went with AAW and have no regrets.
 
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