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LS Harness Conversion Page 4

 
Figure 13
Figure 13

Figure 13. This is a female Metri-Pack 150 terminal for 18ga wire. When preparing to crimp these together, make sure you slide your seal on first (the white thing off to the right on the wire), it sucks if you forget and have to either cut the terminal off or slide your seal down 5ft or more of wire. The pink wire being installed here is for a connection that is hot on Start-Run only.

Figure 14
Figure 14

Figure 14. After crimping the wire, then the seal is slid back into the terminal to be crimped also. If you have the same style of crimpers that we are using, the wire is crimped in slot E.

Figure 15
Figure 15

Figure 15. In this image, you can see we crimped the seal in slot C. That was a mistake and it was crimped too tight and split the seal. The terminal had to be cut off and a new one installed with the seal crimped in slot B. We could have saved a lot of headache and just looked up the appropriate slot to use with these seals, but we did not, and learned through trial and error.

Figure 16
Figure 16

Figure 16. When your crimp is done, you push the completed terminal into the connector in the appropriate slot until it clicks, and you are done with that wire. All of the Delphi connectors for this harness are done in the same manner. If you are going to build your own harness like we are, there are a LOT of wires to connect. In the next few pages we are going to detail each connector and the wires that go with them.