Originally Posted by ijess1
Does any one know if the wire positions on the fuse block is the same on an 87 j10 and an 86 wagoneer?
Thank you for any help you can give!
If the fuse boxes are not the same, then the wiring harnesses will be different also. Fuse locations in the panel will be listed in the diagrams linked above for the correct year.
You could try and find a wiring harness for an '86, you can repair the harness that you have (not as hard as it sounds), or you could remove the burnt harness entirely and replace it with a hot rod ("universal") harness from Painless or Easy-Wire or a dozen other suppliers.
One possibility - and likely what I would do - is to use the '87 harness as material to repair the '86 harness. Here is an article about the basics of repairing wiring - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ba...arted-1340134/
If I were repairing this harness, I would not replace any factory plugs that are melted, except for the bulkhead/firewall/fuse panel and the terminating plugs at places like the steering column. The plugs in the harness are there to make the car easy and fast to assemble on the factory floor, and are more of a liability than a benefit to the owner. Wire straight through, or use a replacement Weatherpac plug and socket.
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