1957 Chevy Wiring Harness - Shockingly Painless

Installing Modern Wiring To Handle Your Classic Bow Tie's Electrics Is Easy Thanks To Painless Performance.

Patrick Hill Jul 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)
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Progress being made--the ignition and headlight switches are back in place, along with the factory climate controls. Doesn't look as scary as it did before, does it?

Here's another shot of the new fuse block mounted next to the control block for our Classic Instruments gauges. The Painless harness hooked right into the Classic Instruments unit with no problems.

With the gauge cluster reinstalled, it's time to hook up the new radio.

Here's another shot of the new fuse block mounted next to the control block for our Classic Instruments gauges. The Painless harness hooked right into the Classic Instruments unit with no problems.

Because our '57 had been converted to LED taillights, we had to use a special flasher, which Painless sells. LED lights use very little power, a normal flasher won't work because the LEDs don't draw enough power.

While we had the dash apart, we installed a new Custom Auto Sound head unit and speaker system (watch for this install in a future issue). All the wires from the new harness for the radio were clearly marked; it was just a matter of crimping on some butt connectors and plugging everything in. When we turned the key the new radio and speakers worked great.

Here's the new head unit going in. The CAS unit fits right in the stock position, so there's no cutting of the dash. After this, we just had to tuck up some wires, clean up everything, and wrap any exposed wires in the split braided material, and the job was finished.

Sources

Custom Auto Sound
800-888-8637
www.custom-autosound.com

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