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Old 04-04-2016, 08:43 AM
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Default Anyone install the American Autowire 70-72 Upgrade Wiring Harness?

Hi all,

I am having lots of electrical issues due to faulty wiring (and surprisingly not hacked up, just old, brittle wires). I am seriously looking at the American Autowire Classic Upgrades wiring kit (510105) with the rear extensions for the Camino (510166).

Has anyone installed this setup and if so, were you happy or run into any problems? I am running a Dakota Digital gauge setup so I am not worried about the factory dash stuff but more the lighting, underhood, rear harness type things.

Any input would be great. Thanks!!
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:14 AM
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I did the highway 22 kit in mine and loved it. I started with a stripped car. also put in a vintage air system. good instructions also.

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I just finished up a Highway 22 kit on my 79 as well. The layout and the instructions were awesome. My uncle is finishing up his 66 with the classic update kit and said just about everything was where it was supposed to be. I will be using AAW from here on out on any project I do.
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Classic update in my 66
Install and instructions are great
install instructions available online for viewing and saving
tech support is real good and one of the AAW techs regularly posts
in the Team Chevelle forums

comes with most of the switches and terminal connectors you will need
also with new connector bodies.

now on mine----the right turn/brake wires were too short, but no biggie as I had plenty of wire from a previous wiring job----also fuel sending unit was too short.

I have installed Painless kits and a couple of kits from Speedway and the AAW is by far the nicest kit as far as having everything you need to do the job

I tend to modify everything kit I get for something, and this one was no exception, but all of the circuits I needed were there.

Three days after I rewired my Ranchero, AAW came out with a kit for the Falcon----sure wish I knew one was coming as it would have made that job much easier.
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This mite be what I need, mines Is hacked brittle and missing stuff
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I installed the AAW classic upgrade kit in my 72 Elky. Also installed a Vintage Air and the Dakota Digital gauges. The AAW kit had/has everything I needed. Check the wires on your wiper switch. There was an error on the color code on the schematic I had. But their tech support was very helpful getting it sorted out. NO other issues.
I do recommend that you get a 'good' terminal crimping tool, if you don't already have one.
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DrPepper, thanks for the info. This is exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks to everyone else too.
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