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Old 09-10-2011
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WIRING HARNESS HELP

I have a 2000 ranger 2wd and I have a question about harness under the drivers seat...I had it replaced once at 46,000 miles because it was corroded and just disintegrated when taken apart, I am now at 158,000 and it seems the harness is getting wet again and it is in pretty bad shape....I got a decent harness from a junkyard but the wires are not in the correct places in a few spots...Now here is my question, Can I just cut the old harness/block out (it is in 2 halves that bolt together,male to female connecters) and just connect the wires from one half to the wires of the other half and bypassing the connecter block without hurting anything,Thanks for any help...Jeff
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I don't see a problem with it, except if you have to remove your dash harness/dash sometime down the road. Gonna be a lot of work.

Disconnect your battery when doing this.
I would do one wire at a time and solder the connections together. Then apply liquid electrical tape to the connections, and then heat shrink each one. I would even go as far as putting a huge heat shrink (1" diameter) around the whole bundle after every wire has been shrinked. Then wrap all the exposed wires with electrical tape so it looks like one continuous harness. Also I would do something with the big square hole. Make some kinda gromet to prevent shaffing of the wires.
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I appreciate your help on this..I should have some free time on Tuesday to get started..Will let you know how it turns out...Again Thank You!! Jeff
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Take some pics while your at it if you can and take your time.
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