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Putting new wiring in my C light bar

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Dennis

09-28-2001 14:47:29




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I need to replace the wiring for my front lights in my 1948 model C. I am even having trouble getting the old wire out. I shudder to think how to get the new wire harness in.

Any tricks or am I just going to have to be patient and work the new wire in slowly.

Thanks for any advice.




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jimbub

09-28-2001 19:26:05




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 Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to Dennis, 09-28-2001 14:47:29  
I Was afraid I was gonna twist the bar off and found it was just as easy to loosen the the whole steering column at platform,run one long wire thru bar and reach up with wire hook to pull down to box. Once to box, cut. Make sure you still have enough wire out both ends of box



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Haas

09-28-2001 16:45:17




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 Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to Dennis, 09-28-2001 14:47:29  
Well, it was a lot of "fun", but I got new wire in on my 1950 C. The old wire was so rotten, it could not be used to pull in new wire. First, as the others said, get everything all cleaned out. Mine was full of dirt, too. Then take out the battery and box if you have one (likely you've already done that). Then push the wire up through from the panel. By shining a light through the bar, you can see when it gets to the bar. Then use a rod, or another wire with a loop in the end to snag the wire and either push it out or pull it on out of the light bar. It's not easy to get the wire around that right angle turn, but it can be done.

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Haas

09-28-2001 16:43:03




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 Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to Dennis, 09-28-2001 14:47:29  
Well, it was a lot of "fun", but I got new wire in on my 1950 C. The old wire was so rotten, it could not be used to pull in new wire. First, as the others said, get everything all cleaned out. Mine was full of dirt, too. Then take out the battery and box if you have one (likely you've already done that). Then push the wire up through from the panel. By shining a light through the bar, you can see when it gets to the bar. Then use a rod, or another wire with a loop in the end to snag the wire and either push it out or pull it on out of the light bar. It's not easy to get the wire around that right angle turn, but it can be done.

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Milan

09-28-2001 16:23:30




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 Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to Dennis, 09-28-2001 14:47:29  
Remove your battery box and pull the wires through from the back of the instrument panel. The wires are spliced together right after it enters the tube from the instrument panel.

It would be wise to attach your replacement wires to the old wires before you pull them through.

Good luck. Milan



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The Red

09-28-2001 14:58:44




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 Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to Dennis, 09-28-2001 14:47:29  
Dennis I can tell you on the Hs and Ms, that dang pipe gets packed full of dirt. Once I get the old wiring out, I use a very large and long flat head screwdriver to bore the dirt out. I then used compressed air to clean out the pipe.



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J. D. Humm

09-28-2001 16:12:23




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 Re: Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to The Red, 09-28-2001 14:58:44  
I have been there too. The old wire is embedded in dirt and set up like concrete. I tapped mine lightly with a hammer after I removed the bar from the tractor. Don't hit hard or you will dent the bar. After a couple hours of tapping and pulling the wire came out along with ancient mud dauber nests. After that it was easy to install the new wire (after cleaning and painting the bar and tractor}.

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J. D. Humm

09-28-2001 16:10:21




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 Re: Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to The Red, 09-28-2001 14:58:44  
I have been there too. The old wire is embedded in dirt and set up like concrete. I tapped mine lightly with a hammer after I removed the bar from the tractor. Don't hit hard or you will dent the bar. After a couple hours of tapping and pulling the wire came out along with ancient mud dauber nests. After that it was easy to install the new wire (after cleaning and painting the bar and tractor}.

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LOU

09-29-2001 10:43:05




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 Re: Re: Re: putting new wiring in my C light bar in reply to J. D. Humm, 09-28-2001 16:10:21  
When you're finished, a small "hidden" dab of silicone in the end should kept water/dirt out.
LOU



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