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Old January 3rd, 2004, 08:39 PM
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i have a new wiring harness. is there anything i need to watch out for as far as wires? can i reuse all the generator wires and such??? any need to be beefed up for 12 volt use???
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Old January 3rd, 2004, 08:49 PM
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Lee,
Do you mean that you have a NOS M715 harness? Or do you have a new generic harness?
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new M715 harness, as in made last year with waterproof connectors and all
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Add fuses, LOTS of fuses. Stock M715 harness didn't have any.

Also, add a main fuse or circuit breaker between the harness main BAT feed and the battery/starter and also between the alternator output and battery/starter. Circuit breakers are nice because they double as a manuall shut off switch. For a stock M715 harness, make the main fuse for the harness no bigger than 60a. For the alternator fuse, size it to the alternator peak output +10 to 25%. BTW, the alternator fuse is not to protect the alternator -- it is to prevent an electrical fire if the alternator fails and shorts out!
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