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Old 09-30-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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Good Evening All, When my Marine son was stationed in Southern California he purchased a 1985 CJ7 258 T5 and has shipped it home to Maine. While he is currently deployed we would like to take care of a few issues for him, number one being new wiring. We have looked into the Painless Harness but the item for his year and model states that it is for CJ's with non-electronic chokes, he has an electronic choke on his CJ. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Old 09-30-2019, 07:17 PM   #2
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Electronic choke is nothing more than a 12v switch power. It can easily be added or just convert it to manual choke

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Old 09-30-2019, 08:26 PM   #3
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First off - Please thank him for his service for us - it is greatly appreciated!!

As for the choke - mine had already been converted to a manual choke when I bought it - and I absolutely love it. Seems like every vehicle I have ever owned at some point had choke issues - a manual does exactly what you tell it to when you tell it..... Not to mention the added benefit of it acting as a theft deterrent in cold weather - most folks have no idea what to do with one.

As simple as it is to add a +12 v lead to it, I would vote manual.


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Old 09-30-2019, 09:02 PM   #4
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X2 on the service of our country, and also the manual choke, just so simple and easy.

 

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Old 10-01-2019, 05:26 AM   #5
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I have to echo everybody about the manual choke. One of the first things I did when I got mine was convert it to manual choke. Best thing I ever did as the electric choke acted up all the time depending on air temperature.

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Old 10-01-2019, 06:05 PM   #6
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Oh thanks so much for the replies, we will certainly look into the advice about manual choke conversion. As far as the Painless Harness, is that a good product to go with?

 

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Old 10-01-2019, 06:11 PM   #7
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I was lucky enough to have a near new OEM harness come with the purchase of mine, so I have no firsthand experience with the Painless harnesses, but many here,have used them and it appears most are very happy with them. Some of that has to do with the state of PO'dness the Jeep is in - as in what modifications if any a previous owner has made - the harnesses are intended for an as built condition....... so if you have missing or extra electrical components it may be a bit confusing, but my impression is the Painless is about the best aftermarket option you have. Someone will be along shortly to correct me if I'm wrong.......


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Here's the Painless website if you want to do some reading...

https://www.painlessperformance.com/wc/10150


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Old 10-01-2019, 07:46 PM   #9
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My only issue with painless wiring is the price. However it is one of if not the best wiring option out there. If you get the right kit it is plug and play with detailed instructions all new wires connector's it's a real piece of engineering

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Thank you for the information, I think we will go with the Painless Kit 10150, my husband is a fairly good mechanic but electrical is not his strong suit. Chances are that I will be back to this forum with more questions.

 

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