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INSTALLING A NEW WIRING SYSTEM ON OUR CLASSIC DUSTER
Installing a new wiring system on our classic Duster
need Old cars love. But older cars need new wiring. The simple fact is that while an old car shows its age through tired paint and tread-worn tires, nothing ages worse than your wiring system. In addition to copper wires wearing out and shedding their plastic coverings, the connectors that bring it all together get brittle with time and don’t hold the contacts together properly. Rather than putting another bandage on a really sad performing wiring system, we suggest you replace it.
American Autowire wiring loom kits contain everything to make sure your taillights burn bright for many years.
The wiring kit shown here is for the rear section of our 1974 Plymouth Duster. Kits are available for a variety of different vehicle areas including dashboard, engine compartment, and front end wiring system, which includes the headlights. Most of the muscle cars we really love have reached the half-century mark. That means your car’s copper wiring has been heated and cooled a million times, making it prone to breaking down, creating a short that can be nearly impossible to find.
All that’s required in terms of tools are a set of wire cutters, a sharp wire stripper, and assorted screw drivers for removing stuck taillight plugs, prying open wiring loom clips, and mounting such things on your dome lights. A couple of hours of your time are all it takes to install a new loom to avoid countless hours of not trying to find out why your lights don’t work.
Be sure to note that the most important part of troubleshooting or installing any wiring system is to make sure that all of your grounds are tightly installed and use a star washer where the negative terminals are tightened to the body, frame, or engine. Adding additional grounds with suitably sized cables are strongly encouraged.
So don’t be afraid to tackle your vehicle’s wiring system. With these easy-to-install kits, you only need to take your time and methodically follow the paths of the original wiring system. Obviously, remember to remove both cables from your battery before doing any of this. Staying connected is easier than you thought.
… don’t be afraid to tackle your vehicle’s wiring system. With these easy-to-install kits, you only need to take your time and methodically follow the paths of the original wiring system.
Installing new wiring may not be a sexy upgrade, but will save you lots of time and plenty of frustration in the long term.