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Kep01

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A few months ago I purchased this rig and I have run it a few times and it works great but has several glitches in the electronics and honestly it just needs an overall update. Let it begin.
 

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Kep01

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Kep01

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So over the weekend I was invited out to a ride and when I went to wake up the ol girl she wouldn’t start. Dead battery, then I replaced with a spare and it would fire up then go dead. I could hear the fuel pump kicking off so I started checking everything out. After several hours and lots of cursing I ended up with the dash tire apart and found a lot of loose wires that were hot and just dangling waiting to short out and burn.
 

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Kep01

Lost as last years Easter egg!!
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So now it’s time to do a complete tear down and rebuild. Plan is to strip everything and raptor line the exterior. Powder coat the cage and re wire the 6.0 and all new interior wiring along with a custom dash. Jeep stuff has to go due to all the fire hazards.
 

Lil ugly

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Are you sure the wiring is messed up? I have never seen a jeep without a complete rats nest of wiring behind the dash with several quickly available hot wires already prepped for hook up hanging in the middle. Just sayin.
 

ridered3

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Are you sure the wiring is messed up? I have never seen a jeep without a complete rats nest of wiring behind the dash with several quickly available hot wires already prepped for hook up hanging in the middle. Just sayin.
Same here for sure. I just assumed that is exactly how it was wired from the factory :dunno:
 

Kep01

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Are you sure the wiring is messed up? I have never seen a jeep without a complete rats nest of wiring behind the dash with several quickly available hot wires already prepped for hook up hanging in the
It has issues for sure from people cutting and tying into several hot wires throughout the Jeep. I don’t like how it is so I’ll fix it the way I do like it.
 

Lil ugly

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It has issues for sure from people cutting and tying into several hot wires throughout the Jeep. I don’t like how it is so I’ll fix it the way I do like it.
I agree with you, i was just being sarcastic since all jeeps seem to have a mess of wiring behind the dash regardless of age.
 

The Luke

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I've seen worse. But it's definitely giving me some anxiety looking at that awfulness. lol Glad you're doing it correctly now, before it goes bad.
 

Kep01

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I agree with you, i was just being sarcastic since all jeeps seem to have a mess of wiring behind the dash regardless of age.
No worries. When I started pulling the panels and trying to find the fuel pump issue I got to a point and said screw it. It’s all coming out to be redone.
 

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