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Old 07-31-2016, 01:16 AM
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So Ive read a few times that newer XJ doors can work with older models, I have all the hardware to attach them, But the wiring is a mystery to me now, my 95 is all manual, and now I have doors with Power windows, locks and mirrors.
Any write ups on how to hook up wiring to get them to work? Id be happy with at least the driver window for now.

searching didnt seem to bring up anything useful yet.
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Find a donor xj and grab the harness then just splice plugs over. Using both years wiring diagram .
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Find a donor xj and grab the harness then just splice plugs over. Using both years wiring diagram .
Donor harness from which year? they would be different from my older model to the newer model ?
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Donor harness from which year? they would be different from my older model to the newer model ?
95 that way splices would be in doors. Seems there only one harness in xj just depend on what option were added at factory. So plugs should be there in yours.
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That kind of crimping tool is responsible for a lot of the (incorrect) bad reputation that crimp connections have. Those things are junk.

That detail aside, he doesn't mention the most important thing, the alignment of the splice and the crimper. There is a seam in a butt splice (and other crimp connectors) and the seam must be at right angles to the crimper. If it's not, you'll split the seam and get a poor connection.






And no, if you are using the correct crimper, you cannot crimp too hard. Harder is better. If you are cutting your wire, you are doing it wrong.

Here are some examples of decent crimpers:



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So I have the plugs still coming out of the door, I know im not going to find those exact plugs under my dash just waiting to be connected...So if all I'm worried about right now is the windows to work, could I just find a power wire that's ACC , and run off that, so just finding the power and ground off the door wires would be all I would need to power the driver side window right?
Or would the windows, locks and mirror all run off the same power source ?

Sorry I've only ever wired in a few stereos and a CB or two
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Originally Posted by kentsboots View Post
I know im not going to find those exact plugs under my dash just waiting to be connected.
Have you looked?
Now it's time to spend some cash on some manuals/wiring diagrams:
http://www.pacificcoastmanuals.com/1...ce_manual.html
http://www.pacificcoastmanuals.com/2...ce_manual.html
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So if all I'm worried about right now is the windows to work, could I just find a power wire that's ACC , and run off that, so just finding the power and ground off the door wires would be all I would need to power the driver side window right?

Nope.
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Have you looked?
Now it's time to spend some cash on some manuals/wiring diagrams:
http://www.pacificcoastmanuals.com/1...ce_manual.html
http://www.pacificcoastmanuals.com/2...ce_manual.html
Exactly.....All the plugs are in mine for stuff Ive added that was not factory. Just removed harness from donor xj.
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