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Wiring harness question
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:17:54 PM »
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When I had the interior taken apart in my 1980 Runabout I came across a section of wires that was cut. Both at the kick panel, and at the interior panel beside the passenger rear seat.


It's a bunch of four wires. Light green, yellow, brown, and white.
I checked my 1980 EVTM Pinto book but couldn't find what they were. Anyone know?
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Re: Wiring harness question
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 05:50:39 PM »
Since the brake & tail lights run down the driver side of every Pinto I've worked on, I would think the wires went to speakers in the package tray. I checked my EVTM book too. BUT the wires sound like Ford items????
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Re: Wiring harness question
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 06:05:49 PM »
That's what's confusing especially since there is no package tray being a runabout and no sign of rear speakers


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Re: Wiring harness question
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 09:07:16 AM »
Does it have a trailer hitch? Could be the po pulled a small trailer.
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Re: Wiring harness question
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 09:59:17 PM »
I don't know if it ever did or not. There isn't currently but not to say there may not have been one at some time in the car's life
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Re: Wiring harness question
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 10:02:28 PM »
Tell you what... I found a picture of a 4 wire bonded harness with the same colors in the same order. Looks like it was possibly trailer wiring of some sort.
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Re: Wiring harness question
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 04:07:23 PM »
Look under the license plate for a 7/16 or 1/2 hole in the bumper. All of the trailer hitch's I've seen bolt to the sub frame and to the bumper just behind the plate.
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