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Old 03-29-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by consternation View Post
3) Has anyone found correct color-coded wire spools (ie. Blue with the yellow stripe)
I neglected to answer this question earlier. I was not able to find the exact colors and stripes of the wires in the harness, but I admit that I did not spend much time trying to match them. I suppose I could have located them if I looked hard enough, but my top priority was to repair the damage before it got worse. Had I found the exact matches somewhere, I suspect that the ordering minimum for the exact match for each wire would have been prohibitively expensive. The minimums at McMaster are relatively small, and if you mark the wires and keep good notes, you'll have a good reference if you ever need to get back into the harness later.

If you plan on replacing the wire harness with a homemade one, just use as many solid colors as is practical for your budget.
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