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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 18, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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In the process of swapping out my harness for the aaw classic direct fit harness. Went to mount the fuse block and it is hitting the parking brake switch making it not work. Have any of you done this harness and if so what did you find was the easiest way to address the issue?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 18, 11:06 AM
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Re: American Autowire aaw

That pesky e brake pedal is always in the way. I use an E-Stopp in all my builds now.

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Is the AAW fuse block larger than the original?

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It is slightly larger and has side clips for what I would assume is for adding another unit too it and clipping together. I used my dremel and just cut the tab off. Going to be so nice to not have anymore wiring gremlins. Install besides this has been beyond easy
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I am curious how you address the terminal ends for the lights? I am assuming you simply wire the new harness into the original taillight, running light or headlight sockets? I am going to purchase the same harness but wasn't really clear on what was included or not. Any insight would be appreciated.
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I am curious how you address the terminal ends for the lights? I am assuming you simply wire the new harness into the original taillight, running light or headlight sockets? I am going to purchase the same harness but wasn't really clear on what was included or not. Any insight would be appreciated.
Kit comes with all new sockets.

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I am curious how you address the terminal ends for the lights? I am assuming you simply wire the new harness into the original taillight, running light or headlight sockets? I am going to purchase the same harness but wasn't really clear on what was included or not. Any insight would be appreciated.
Don is correct the harness comes with all sockets attached but some of them are not technically correct and probably most at least change out the headlight sockets as they come white vs. the originals that are brown. There are several other little things and depends on how correct you want the harness. Some things are quite easy to change like the alternator rubber boot (take off original harness & swap out) and some other things are a little more involved like the plastic push in connectors (radiator support) as they come white and originals were black.

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I am curious how you address the terminal ends for the lights? I am assuming you simply wire the new harness into the original taillight, running light or headlight sockets? I am going to purchase the same harness but wasn't really clear on what was included or not. Any insight would be appreciated.
the update kit is the kit where you need to put some of the connectors on. The kit uses flat blade fuses and has provisions for extra things like fuel pump, fans, and A/C. If you are going custom that may work better for you.

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Don is correct the harness comes with all sockets attached but some of them are not technically correct and probably most at least change out the headlight sockets as they come white vs. the originals that are brown. There are several other little things and depends on how correct you want the harness. Some things are quite easy to change like the alternator rubber boot (take off original harness & swap out) and some other things are a little more involved like the plastic push in connectors (radiator support) as they come white and originals were black.
I donít think folks using the classic update kit with modern style fuses etc are worried about correctness, are they? At least I would not use one if I wanted it to be correct. There are likely better options for that.

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I donít think folks using the classic update kit with modern style fuses etc are worried about correctness, are they? At least I would not use one if I wanted it to be correct. There are likely better options for that.

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Correct and was thinking (bad on me) that kit was the original type kit. I'd still change those headlight connectors if they are white in that kit also.

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Correct and was thinking (bad on me) that kit was the original type kit. I'd still change those headlight connectors if they are white in that kit also.
You are an originality machine...

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I like how the kit comes with extra wire and spots in the fuse panel to power an ecm if you are going LS or any aftermarket fuel injection
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Unlike the painless kit the aaw classic does use the same firewall plugin but like others said some of the colors are off. I have only started doing the interior and so far the headlight switch should have a blue wire for my Detroit speed headlight covers but it was not blue like the factory. Also the ignition wires had a few that were not the same. Like said this is not for the guy looking all original but the guy like me with a pro touring build and a ton of extras. This kit allows me to clean up the mess from having power windows, door poppers, alarm, line lock, cut outs etc So far the classic update kit is exceeding my expectations
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