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Old 08-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Hi I'm trying to replace the main cab wire harness in my short bus. I've called around, even to painless and am having trouble finding one. A bunch of the wires from the ignition, blinkers etc burned up. Didn't reach the fire wall just under the dash to the switch board. I've been asking for a 79 ford b600. Not sure if something else would work like from an older f350. I just don't know what to ask for.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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Re: aftermarket wire harness?

We used this universal one

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Economy-1 ... ,2352.html
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Re: aftermarket wire harness?

Or if you have each end that is color coded, you can just replace one wire at a time.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Re: aftermarket wire harness?

This can't be that hard to repair, just carefully cut the burned section apart, don't cut the wire out until you get to good wiring, then just splice in a new one. Just note wire sizes and colors. I've done it a number of times. (Once on a Porsche took 3 days of laying on my back under the dash, about 30 wires if I remember correctly). There's a wiring diagram for a B600 on Amazon right now.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=all

Pretty simple stuff, no computer or fragile sensors to deal with.
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Okay cool thanks everyone. After work ill do some searching.
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This can't be that hard to repair, just carefully cut the burned section apart, don't cut the wire out until you get to good wiring, then just splice in a new one. Just note wire sizes and colors. I've done it a number of times. (Once on a Porsche took 3 days of laying on my back under the dash, about 30 wires if I remember correctly). There's a wiring diagram for a B600 on Amazon right now.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=all

Pretty simple stuff, no computer or fragile sensors to deal with.
It's a Porsche.... So what do you expect?...
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