You are here

wiring

Hi All
Whats the best way to go about rewiring a car your self
as i got some qoutes from $1200 to $1500 from auto electricans to rewire my EK but if i can save some money by doing it my self why not. I was thinking about putting in one of the Painless kits from rare spares or redoing the original harness.Hoping for some advice as to the best way to go about it.
pete

Comments

i think unless you have a fair knowledge of a cars wiring system it is not advisable, also unless the wiring in the car is (TYPO;)ed or causing issues i don see why you should re-do it, as for the rare spares kits etc i have no idea.

Sammy.'

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

dude unless ur real good at electrics leave it to a professional, its so much easier in the end it may cost more but they will do an excellent job and if it screws up you can get them to fix it for free. its so confusing to do small stuff let alone a whole car.

jevo

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

If you understand how it works, its not that hard. I've just re-done my WB, not from scratch, but by splicing in different bit's from 4 different looms. It was an EFI conversion. The loom from an EK is pretty basic, and probably the hardest bit will be getting hold of a decent fuse box. If you have the old loom, just lay it out (I saw one layed out on a peg board once. Wish I had thought of that before I'd started) and copy it wire for wire. Make sure you use the correct gauge wires. The painless kit is pretty much all done for you, but there will be a fair bit of redundancy, and you'll still have to make it fit your car, ie plugs for the lights, dash etc.

It will take a fair bit of time, but does save money. Talk to either Jaycar or (TYPO

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

who is (TYPO;) Smith??

;)

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

(TYPO;)smith electronics....you cant say d.ck on here.....

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

G'Day Pete
Once again I assume this is to accompany the Chev, the fuse panel from the HK to HG series will bolt in place of the EK fuse holders to the right og your coloumn. Using the wiring diagram in your workshop manuel transfer the wiring to the new fuse panel. This will give you a fuse for just about everything in the car. All the wires are within the current location.
Also the lightswitch and ignition switch from HK to HG will also replace your existing units, just swap the current knobs over, this will give you a much better light swith and ignition switch compared to EK.
Good Luck
John M

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