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Can Someone Identify This Cj5 Wiring Harness?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Throbbert, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Jul 17, 2018
    Throbbert

    Throbbert New Member

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    I purchased a great 79' CJ5 a few months ago, and am adding a few electrical goodies. Problem is, I can't seem to identify what harness the PO used (he listed painless, but doesn't match the painless panels I've seen). I found a match on a Google image search for Centech, but link to current Centech panels doesn't match up (nor can I find instructions online to try and match them). I have tried to contact Centech, but haven't gotten any response yet. Outside of the rudimentary "Fuse 1, Fuse 2, Battery..." - there don't seem to be any other identifying markings. I'd love to get this thing diagrammed so I can start tinkering. Any help is appreciated!

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  2. Jul 17, 2018
    Throbbert

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    After searching for days on this, I might have just found my first potential hit, but still no instruction manual/diagram. It "might" be an OMIX 17203.02 Heavy Duty kit (seems to partially match, anyways), which appears to have been made by Centech for OMIX. Centech doesn't have it listed as an available part, and I have notes in to both of them to try and get some info. Any help is still appreciated, especially if someone happens to have a PDF laying around for the OMIX harness or can positively identify it. Thanks!
     
  3. Jul 18, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Can't see the picture. :(
     
  4. Jul 18, 2018
    Throbbert

    Throbbert New Member

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    How about now?
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Nope.

    Are you trying to paste in a picture or are you linking to one? If linking what's the url?
     
  6. Jul 18, 2018
    Focker

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    I can see it.
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    OK i can too- must have been blocked at work.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2018
    timgr

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    You could just use your multimeter or test light and trace out the circuits to make your own diagram. Not difficult. Looks like they gave you color coded wire, and the panel doesn't have a lot of circuits. A '79 has a GM steering column, and you can see the wiring for that in any diagram for Jeep '76 or later. Likely the harness kit just gives you a bunch of wire, the panel, and assigns each circuit to a function. Pretty arbitrary for most of the circuits.

    What specifically do you want to do? Not having the diagram just means that you'll have to trace out the circuit in question whenever you have a problem. If you want to add stuff, you could look for empty circuits on the panel, or if there are no open circuits, add a second panel for your accessories.
     
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  9. Jul 21, 2018
    Throbbert

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    You hit the nail on the head, I'm just being lazy and been putting it off while working on suspension and some other necessities, LOL. I could definitely diagram it with my meter, but my OCD kicked in and I really wanted to have a full map so that my new circuits match the 2 letter acronyms on their panel. I did get a response from Centech, and have a manual coming from them later this week ($5 if you call them, no PDF versions) - but I'd say I have around a 50/50 chance that the manual is going to be a match. Thanks for the responses, I'll update if I find a match or just get off my butt and draw up my own diagram.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2018
    Throbbert

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    Got it! Turns out it's a generic Centech HD harness, but not the typical CJ HD harness that OMIX resells. It's basically identical to the Centech Heavy Duty Jeep harness made for Omix (17203.02 Heavy Duty kit), but doesn't have the fuse markings silkscreened. For those interested, here's the "proper" diagram which will help me match the connection acronyms to the fuses (note that mine simply says "Fuse 1, Fuse 2, etc" whereas the "real" CJ HD harness they sell marks "Turn Signals/Wipers/etc". As @timgr mentioned, this could have been tested at length with a multimeter, but I'm anal retentive and wanted a firm diagram for all of their "A1, GL, HF, etc" markings on the panel. Thanks to all that responded!

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