The car is still at the autobody shop and will be for several more days so I decided to work on some of the electrical connections. Now you may be asking yourself, how does one work on the electrical when the car isn't around? Well, here is the game plan.
I went to a junkyard on Friday and grabbed a 10" or so length of the engine harness from a 91 SSE. Some of the colors were off but they aren't going to be used anyway. The wires that are common to both the 90 and 97 engine harnesses were soldered together. This will allow me to simply plug the two connectors together and still retain a reference for like colored wires.
On the left is the 91 engine harness connector with the grommet removed and on the right is the 97 firewall connector/grommet.
With the aid of BillBost37'* suction cup clamppy things, I soldered the connections and finished with heat shrink tubing
All of the unused wires from the 91 connector were removed to keep things neat. Later, I'll top it off with some wire looom
There is a total of 44 wires in the 97 engine harness. 9 were connected to the 91 connector and 7 (maybe 10 if I use an aftermarket boost gauge with it'* own wiring) will be unused. That leaves 25-28 to solder in the vehicle. It certainly helps to be able to do the soldering on a table rather than in a car.