Where can i get wire that is color coded , so i can move the fuse box inside the cab and looks factory , or do i have to use plain wire? http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/draggin.gif
03-01-2004, 01:37 PM
Eh good luck finding all those different types of wires you'd most likely have to buy multiple spools to get all those colors and that's gonna be too expensive. I'd just get the same connections that the box uses for the mass of wires, wire up the new female and male connectors as long as u need and just run it that way.
If I were doing what you're doing, I'd check out a junk yard for the cheapest Toyota wiring loom I could find. It wouldn't matter which vehicle it was made for or if it was damaged or incomplete or if it worked or not because all you want is lengths of matching color-coded wires to splice in. Right? I'd think you could talk a cheap deal for a big loom under those conditions and you'd have all the wire you need to do the job.
BTW, Painless Wiring™ makes some nice stuff for a neat wiring job.
03-01-2004, 04:08 PM
when I did mine I just used 3 colors and labeled them along the wires. A pain in the ass later if I have any porblems, but works. There are about 41 wires there to deal with (at least on my 01 there were 41).
I wish I had gotten a factory hanress like Rad said and just spliced it in now, but the grass always look greener once you are done http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif One thing - on the headlinght wires you may want to increase the gauge if you move the box further away.
I attached a spreadsheet that may come in handy for you / may not - just a list of the wires and where they ended up. Some of the wires will need to still run back tot he front of the truck (headlights etc) so watch out for that becaus eyou may want to trya nd hide them when you run them back out - mine are all hidden betweent he fender and the core support now.
03-02-2004, 05:04 PM
you can also ask tacofel how he did his
I think a stock harness would be to short and you would have to splice two of them together , which would be a big pain in the ass. I can go to the local surplus store and see if the have data wire or bundles of wire , they have about everything in that damn place. http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/draggin.gif
03-02-2004, 05:55 PM
depends on where you move it to - mine is inside of the cab now - so I had a long length of wire - on mine a factory harness would NOT have cut it. Finnegan used data cable when he did his, so that is somewhat tried and true (meaning we know it worked).
If I were you I would jut go buy 5 different colors and have at it - most of the wires are the same color anyway (white with black stripe, red with green stripe, etc etc) so you are almost better off doing what I did, sticking with a few main colors and labeling them - then it may be easier to find what bombed on you later down the road ...
03-03-2004, 12:55 PM
No body asked me yet but I will chime in. I made mine som 20" longer to move it over and foward. I used standard stranded wire in about 5 colors and kept the guages about the same as the factory wires not to change resistance. I also used the electricians number tags to label each wire with a number. Each wire got two tags with the same number and then i cut it between the tags. I even wrote down the numbers and the wires colors incase a tag fell off. From there I simply made my new hole and had a friend pas me wires as i needed them and I soldered all of my connections and used heatshrink tubing to seal it all up. Worked like a charm and its been that way for some time now. http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
I didn't think you moved yours at all , thanks for the help.
I went and got a bundle of wires today that had 26 wires 18 gauge wires or a multiconductor , i don't know what the hell they call it, any way it had all different color wires , with spots of different colors on them for identification. I got 20 feet of the stuff for $6.
I am labeling them by seperating where they go , inside or outside the cab, and what they they are used for. I zip tied all the exterior lights together, and so on.
I will get it, tommorrow i will start soldering wires.
Hey justin , are you done with your truck with?