You are here

wiring harness

Model: 
Section: 
Image: 

A gentleman in my car club is doing a retirement project, hes 71, and just came back on a over seas trip.
He has a 71 HQ Prem 25th Anniversary, and the wiring has been chewed by a little furry bugger in the dash area.
My question is,
Has anyone rewired there car with one of those pre kit wiring harness from Rare Spares ?????
We thinking, better to be safe than sorry and just rewire the hole car, JUST IN CASE there is more the hungry little bugger chewed.

Any advice would be much appreciated

Comments

I didn't know Rare Spares did any wiring kits, got a link? Or is it just one of those universal painless kits that they are reselling? I'd get a quote from a local auto elec first, even just to make a replacement that you do the install. The problem I find with the universal type painless kits is that they are overly expensive for what they are, will always require modifications to fit a specific car, and future repairs may be a bit trickier when the original wiring diagram is irrelevant.

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea1
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

Yea I think it’s a painless harness, that Rare Spare stock, I think he’s looking at the modern fuse holder, those blade type

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

My choice would be to replace the harness with another good HQ harness.
Not expensive, straightforward installation, and still original and relative to the wiring diagram.

  • Like2
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

But trying to get a hold of a good one? Or can you just buy a replacement ???????

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

vintage wiring do a good kit for most cars to the original
diagram
thats the way i'd go a lot less hassle than using some generic wiring kit that will probably end up costing more because it will need to be modified to suit the hq
the other option is go to swap meets and buy a good used wiring harness i have seen a few at swap meets reasonably priced

  • Like1
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

Hi - I was lucky to have two incomplete sets of HJ under-dash wiring harnesses, and was able to make one good one. I snap the up at swap meets etc if in reasonable 2nd hand condition. Be wary, the automatic and manual versions are slightly different.

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea1
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

Aaron from All Auto Recreations is your man 0418 556 677, he did mine very happy

  • Like1
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

Stevie-Ray
_______
__/ ___|____\___
[_O__________O_ ]

being an electrical guy I've always tended to repair than replace..how bad is it? Maybe some splicing where necessary maybe all that is required...?

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

Andrew

yea i think he's got someone going out to his place in the next day or 2 and to have a look and do some testing.
fingers crossed its just a quick fix

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

  • Like0
  • no like0
  • Holdenpaedia idea0
  • Funny0
  • Wrong Category0
Please use, Holdenpaedia will get the first box on the left side. Post any suggestions.