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Old 04-08-2018, 04:55 PM
Tom023 Tom023 is offline
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Location: Cypress, TX
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Ken, being number 83 I feel your pain and frustration. We have to be the two slowest builders out there but I'm sure we'll both finish. Being at the point you are I would suggest cutting off the connector, not splice the wires. If you have an early harness the stick wires are too short but Stein will send for free extension pig tails that snap right in. Just have them throw in two new micro molex connectors and some pins and you are set.

I'm a little ahead of you I think and can save you some additional frustration on a couple of upcoming items if you want.

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Old 04-13-2018, 09:52 PM
Tmartin66 Tmartin66 is offline
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Location: Washington,Oklahoma
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Default Did this a week ago.

Ken, I also purchased my harness from Stein. My harness had heat shrink right next to the mini micro stick connection. I was able to cut the heat shrink of and with a little work fold the wires over to a smaller profile to squeeze them through the holes with the slots. I'll just have to find something to use for strain relief. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:31 AM
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Location: Aiken, SC
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I gave up on routing the plugs through the tortuous path to the sticks and cut them off. Then, I used d-sub pins and sockets covered with heat shrink to install the extension available from Stein. That way, I could still tie into the micro molex plugs already installed in the Tosten grip harness. PITA, but got it done.
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Wild dogg Wild dogg is offline
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Location: Ross Ohio
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Default Common wire harness

I put the early model in last year the stick wire were to short but the big problem was all the wires were to short at the panel to connect to anything had to make extension for everything
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Old Today, 04:36 PM
Stockmanreef Stockmanreef is online now
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Location: Midland, mi
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well I have determined a different path. I plan to go through the bulkheads where the main wire harness runs--through the lightning holes. then go back through the bulkhead lighting holes to the stick.

I plan to get the 3/4" hole aluminum fittings and riveting them to the bottom edge of the lightning holes in the ribs, then use snap bushings. Not sure what I will do to hold the wire bundles in place in the bulkhead holes. I was considering using the same aluminum fittings (F14142 fittings shown on 26-04) and riveting them in place.

This also makes running the wires simple.

I have an email into Van's to make sure that it is OK to run the wires this way. I don't see why not at this point. But who knows. If it works, then I have no idea why van's would not change the plans to run the wires this way.

Does this make sense? Thoughts?
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