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Wiring Path

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Jp274, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Dec 20, 2019

    Jp274 Member

    Hewitt, NJ
    Jun 17, 2016
    I'm sure this has been covered 100 times over but I cant seem to find what I'm looking for. Rebuilding my 1960 CJ5 with an F134 engine. Recently purchased a walcks wiring harness and trying to run the harness like the factory did. Can anyone give me tips on how the rear harness runs down the frame rail? Specifically if you have a picture that would be great. So far what Ive found is the harness pops out by the master cylinder to connect into the brake switch. From there it enters the frame and clips to the bottom frame rail running back to the rear cross member. Once I hit the cross member did the factory run under or over it? How does it distribute the wires to each tail light from there?
  2. Dec 20, 2019
    Rick Whitson

    Rick Whitson Detroit Area 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    I live South of...
    Dec 2, 2014
    I am not sure how the factory did it, but I ran mine down the left frame rail to the back, and across the back of the tub to the right light. I have a Tux, so I had to run a license plate light wire out at the middle for license plate in the middle of the tailgate. I used trailer flat four conductor trailer wire to wire my rear lights so the colors would be the same as a trailer. Green = right brake light, Yellow = left brake light, Brown= Tail lights, White = Ground wire. Hope this helps, Good Luck
  3. Dec 20, 2019
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher

    Western MA
    Jun 19, 2009
    It goes behind the MC bracket and along the frame rail.There are special clips that keep it in place. It runs along the bottom of the rear crossmember. If no one has pictures, I can try to take some of my original '56.
  4. Dec 20, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

    Tantallon, Nova...
    Nov 22, 2003
    There should be a hole through the rear(ish) crossmember & v brace for the wire to pass through so it doesn't hang below.

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