Mighty Max complete wiring harness
I am new to this whole forum thing so please bear with me. My name is Nicole and I drive a 1986 Mitsubishi Mighty Max. It has quite a few wiring problems so my plan is to rewire the entire truck. I personally don't know much about wiring or electric, but a friend of mine does and he is going to help me rewire it.
The question I have is what wires (colors, sizes and lengths) do I need for this project? I've looked through the manual and all I can find are the wiring diagrams which tell me the colors, but each diagram is for a different area. I have no idea how much of each one to get. I am not very good at reading the diagrams, either so it's pretty confusing to me. If anyone has any idea what exactly I need to buy your help will be much appreciated. Thank you!
I second repairing the existing harness over creating a brand new one to the original specs. My truck also came in horrible condition, with loads of cut wires and custom crap to work around the parts that were no longer functioning. With the help of the factory schematics I was able to bring the original wiring back to life, and all I needed were some terminals, a crimper, and some electrical tape to tidy it all up. The only brand new part is an add-on relay harness for the headlights, to prevent voltage drops that affect light output.
Although mine is a diesel, feel free to ask questions about the wiring for these trucks in case it matches what I have