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Mystery wires

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by unclejohnny75, May 14, 2020.

  1. May 14, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    unclejohnny75

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    Any idea what these wires are "supposed" to be connected too? It has just flopped around with no home since I bought the jeep. the red wire with the stripe has 12v switched power.

    This started because I was trying to see if my choke was getting 12v switched power, which it is not.

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  2. May 14, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    aggrex

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    Use black electrical tape or wire caps onto those wires to prevent shorting or blown fuses or worse. Don’t own a CJ but those are just basic tips.
     
  3. May 14, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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    unclejohnny75

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    I plan to protect them from shorting out. I was hoping someone knew their actual purpose.
     
  4. May 14, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    Haynes Publishing makes a repair manual for the Jeep CJ, in it is a wiring diagram for the '80 thru '83 CJs. The choke solenoid does have a solid red wire going to it. You should just trace back those wires to see where they came from.
     
  5. May 14, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    Thanks, I'll try looking at a Haynes manual. I've found a lot more crazy wiring under the hood. It almost feels like the PO was trying to do a bad job with the wiring.
     
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