American Autowire Complete Wiring Harness Classic Update Kit 1969

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American Autowire Classic Update Kit Complete Wiring Harness for 1969 Mustangs.

The Classic Update Series is a complete wiring system in a box, giving you everything you need to modernize your classic Mustang's wiring system. Allows for most aftermarket accessories such as: gauge packages, heat and air conditioning systems, power windows and much more.

American Autowire's Classic Update Kit's instrument cluster wiring is designed with a separate "cluster harness disconnect" system for easy service and assembly. The best aspect of the disconnect system is that any gauge cluster package can be easily and neatly wired in. This includes JME Enterprises, Autometer, Classic Instruments, Dakota Digital, Stewart Warner, VDO and many more.

Kit Features:
- Correct Replacement Headlight Switch With Internal Circuit Breaker
- Original Ford Styled Headlight Switch Connector
- Headlight Enhancement Relays which Allow for High-Powered Halogen Headlights
- Separate Relay Controlled Circuit for Stock or Aftermarket Fog/Driving Lamps
- Complete Wiring for Brake, Directional, License Plate, Running and Third Brake Lights
- Replacement Ignition Switch for use with Original Bezel and Tumbler
- Original Style Ignition Switch Connector
- Standard Turn Signal and Hazard Flasher Mounted on Fuse Panel
- Standard Horn Relay Mounted on Harness
- New ATO Fuse Box Mounted in Center of Firewall
- Original Switch Connector Bodies Included (Exclusive to American Autowire)
- Separate Optional Under-Dash Light Sockets Along with Wiring
- New Floor Dimmer Switch
- Steering Column Connectors Plug Directly into Aftermarket Steering Columns
- Steering Column Adapter Used for Stock 1969 Steering Columns
- Color Schematics and Easy to Understand Instructions Included
- All Required Hardware Supplied

Front Lighting Includes: 
Extra long leads for special routing when custom under hood appearance is desired. All headlight, park light, fog light, and directional light leads are provided, as well as a switched trigger wire for electric fan relay (usually recommended with AC).

Engine Wiring Includes:
Feeds for coil, tachometer, water temperature, oil pressure, brake warning (with later updated extension if necessary), and electronic speedometer (if necessary). A heavy gauge alternator feed wire is provided for a typical one wire high-powered installation. This kit is NOT compatible with original style alternators or points distributors. It's wired for electronic ignition such as the Pertronix Ignitor.

Rear Body Wiring Includes: 
Backup light lead and ground wires, stop and tail light lead wires with proper focal length sockets, third brake light wire and the correct license plate lead connection for use with your stock tag lamp. Fuel tank sender wire and sending unit extension are also included. Rear body harness assembly plugs into the main harness behind the left hand kick panel for easy accessibility and allows for original or custom routing.

*This 1969 harness will not work with the factory tachometer unless the tachometer has been updated with modern movement.
*American Autowire recommends this kit for MODIFIED original vehicles, not OEM restoration projects.
*Does NOT support ammeters.

So what are you waiting for? Order an American Autowire Classic Update Kit Complete Wiring Harness for your 1969 Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!

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What modification needs to be done to the stock tach for this kit to work? Thank you. 

Asked by: ovidoman
It needs to be updated for modern movement. This is a modern wiring harness, meant for restomods, so you're going to find you need to upgrade many components to their modern equivalents in order for this harness to work properly.
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Date published: 2015-02-26
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Product Video

By Bill Tumas: When we ask our customers what the most intimidating part of working on their classic Mustang is, the answer we usually get is wiring. Original wiring is often frayed and brittle, plus you never know how many times in the past it's been cut or messed with. All it takes is one bad wire or one bad ground to take your Mustang off the road. If you're looking for originality, we carry a complete selection of replacement harnesses, but if you're looking for a modern harness flexible enough to be used with your custom build, check out the harnesses from American Autowire.

This kit is part of their classic update series for the '64 through '70 Mustangs. It allows you to replace your harness, while also upgrading to modern accessories. Let's take a closer look at what's included in the kit. The first thing you see when you open this box is going to be this stop page. This page isn't designed to intimidate you from the installation, it's more to tell you what the harness can and cannot do. The harness is designed to work with a modified car and so will not work with some stock components.

For example, it does require a one-wire alternator. All of the wiring for the one wire alternator is included. This will bypass your factory ammeter gauge, which is a safety concern when running a higher output alternator. You also have to have your tach modified to work with a negative feed. The original positive feed tachs will not work with aftermarket ignition systems and can also cause problems.

Instead of your typical installation manual, American Autowire provides eight pages of high quality color diagrams, as well as mounting templates for your kit. Once you open the box and all the bags up this is what you have in the kit. It can look a little intimidating at first. American Autowire does everything they can to make it that you can do it yourself. All your wires are labeled so not only do you have the color diagrams, each individual wire has a label on it stating where it goes.

Your fuse box is also completely labeled, as well as a bank of relays to keep all the relays in the same location and original style connectors whenever possible. The rear body harness is removable making that easier to install as well. The kit includes a new headlight switch, as well as a new dimmer switch. This kit here is specific to the '70. It allows you to relocate the wires since the '70 has the ignition in the column as opposed to on the dashboard.

This kit here is for your gauges. It allows you to wire up aftermarket or factory gauges, as well as make them removable. They also include all the relays and fuses, grommets, terminals, as well as a practice kit to make sure you're doing the terminals right before you put the harness in the car.

Taking a closer look at the fuse box you're going to see your flasher, your battery, your normal fuses. There's also additional fuses for fog lights, power windows, gauges, AC and heat, as well as accessories. That makes this very flexible for adding modifications to your car.

Installing a harness like this may not be for everyone. If you take your time and follow the instructions, this classic update harness from American Autowire is an excellent choice for your resto mod.