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If you have one of those eBay / china tucked harnesses and are not getting spark and or your radiator fan turns on after cranking then you need to swap pins 7 and 20 at the C101 connector. I also recommend buying a quality solid ground lug for 16ga wire with a 5/16 hole and replacing the ring terminal on the harness.
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Thanks for the feedback on that guys. The harness looks quality-wise a bit questionable. What is the wire size and insulation specification of these? Any idea?
 

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Thanks for the feedback on that guys. The harness looks quality-wise a bit questionable. What is the wire size and insulation specification of these? Any idea?
It's not great but it's not bad. Only thing that feels cheap is the wire insulation and the braided loom. Looks like 16 or 18ga wire for every pin. It's pure stranded copper.
I had the intention of buying a better harness if need be but this one seems sufficient enough for now. Time will tell if it holds up against many heat cycles and road grime.

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extreme temperatures (-67°F to 320°F).
At the engine OEM, I worked for till 2018, 125 °C insulation resistant material was used. It was not ROHS conform, but could be CE legal because of the argumentation (mass content, use case, safety). You don't find any better material then this. Thence 257 °F is quite a very high temperature value, even for Chinese production, where CE conformation does maybe not count. I have my doubt on the 320 °F, maybe they calculate differently from °C into °F ;).
 

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At the engine OEM, I worked for till 2018, 125 °C insulation resistant material was used. It was not ROHS conform, but could be CE legal because of the argumentation (mass content, use case, safety). You don't find any better material then this. Thence 257 °F is quite a very high temperature value, even for Chinese production, where CE conformation does maybe not count. I have my doubt on the 320 °F, maybe they calculate differently from °C into °F ;).
Oh yeah. I highly doubt their material holds up to the chemicals and temperatures that they claim. Haha
 

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Shout out to @Lotus for helping guide me! If you have one of those eBay / china tucked harnesses and are not getting spark and or your radiator fan turns on after cranking then you need to swap pins 7 and 20 at the C101 connector. I also recommend buying a quality solid ground lug for 16ga wire with a 5/16 hole and replacing the ring terminal on the harness. View attachment 110674
Long time lurker, first time poster, made an account just to say thank you you absolute legend. I was chasing my tail around for so long with this issue, swapped the pins around and car started first go. Also regarding this loom I wasn’t getting a starter motor signal turns out the spade connector was loose behind the insulation, maybe this information can help someone in the future. Overall you get what you pay for with these looms, not bad but not great.
 
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