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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 11:37 AM
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For those of you who aren't in the loop, I drilled a wiring harness in my car while drilling the firewall, and now it barely runs and none of the electrical stuff works. I was contemplating selling the car or trading it. Now, I found a shop that will fix it for a little over 200 bucks. I'm thrilled. It made me so sad to even think about getting rid of my Fleet.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 03:58 PM
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Good to hear--it was a shame when I saw your car for sale a bit ago.

Even as "antique" as these cars are, kind of amazing what that one accident with a harness can do to to the whole car, isn't it?
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 04:09 PM
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As much as I like Fleets, they're really primitive luxury cars. When I took mine apart, I discovered the door panels were made out of really flimsy WOOD (maybe part of the reason they are so heavy?). The wiring in these cars is rediculous. There are so many wires going so many places, I can't imagine that they are all used. I'm convinced they threw in a buncha extra wires just for the hell of it [img]smile.gif[/img] . Worst of all, pretty much all the wiring harnesses are connected to all the other harnesses. It's craziness.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 04:34 PM
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Well, I've dug through mine a few times, and I've only ever thought it was all very simple--compared to a lot of newer cars, for instance, most things are very simple screw-clip-unplug, etc.

And not that much wiring, either, but some oddities just due to the nature of the design--like the main radio controller being in the trunk and such.

Regardless, still good you're getting it fixed...just be a little more careful about what you cut or drill into next time (that applies for any car). These cars are still really, really simple in the scope of things, so that's usually good when it comes to taking apart & fixing or replacing. At least it has been for me.
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 06:22 PM
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The Fleetwood is the only car I've ever taken apart, so maybe it's not so bad in comparison to other cars.

I just dropped the car off at the shop. Alot of people flashed their brights at me on the way (my headlights were out). Oh well, I'm glad the situation is under control.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 06:46 PM
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I would have had my 4 way's on. I see a few tractor trailers that have an electrical issue on their trailor so they flip on their 4 ways...

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The Fleetwood is the only car I've ever taken apart, so maybe it's not so bad in comparison to other cars.

I just dropped the car off at the shop. Alot of people flashed their brights at me on the way (my headlights were out). Oh well, I'm glad the situation is under control.
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 09:40 AM
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Yeah... my electrical system doesn't work (including blinkers and hazards). The headlights do turn on, but the engine dies when I turn them on.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 05:04 PM
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well now i can stop try'in to come up with a way to get it.
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