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Old 02-04-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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Well I finally picked up the WRX motor for my 96 brighton and have a bulkhead harness on the way to me. This is going to be a fun summer....


My question is this, while integrating the harness for my car, and the harness for the new ECU, is it easier to just completely remove the harness from my car and integrate it with the WRX engine and ecu or to try and add the WRX harness to it while it is still in the car.

From my experience (I'm an EE) it's easier to solder stuff and do wiring where you have more room, so I would think it would be easier to remove it from the car, combine them in lets say my living room and then put it back in the car. Is that the same way most of you have done your wiring?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 02-04-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
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No, I'am soldering where my passenger seat used to be.
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:36 PM   #3
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I pulled the whole harness and had both laid out and cut up on a kitchen floor
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:09 PM   #4
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Homemade; how does it fit?

I definately say do it in the car, otherwise the wires won't be a nice fit. But that just me, after doing about 15 of them I say it works best this way.

Unfortunately, SCC didn't show a finished harness in the car because it looks like stock when it's done. But, maybe everyone else's does too, I don't know since I haven't seen any others.

BTW, leave the seat in, it's easier on your back & arse I originally did mine w/o the seat and sat on a pillow, never again.

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the hints guys.

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Old 02-05-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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Cut and splice it in the car. It's alot easier. I haven't tried to do it with the seat in as Adam said but if you have a nice camping mat to put on the floor it is really comfortable on your bum and back when you have to crawl in and get to a few of the hard to reach wires.

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Old 02-05-2004, 01:52 PM   #7
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Another vote for in the car. I pulled the passenger seat and went to town.

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