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Q&A > General Tech Advice > "Painless" versus "American Autowire Harness" > Community Forums > Mustang Forum Australia - Mustang Tech

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mikes68
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I think the subject is pretty self explanatory but...

From previous threads on here it appears that both may be good with the only difference I noted being that the American Autowire was a little more expensive but comes with all the switches etc whereas the Painless doesn't include the switches...

What are the opinions?


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I went the American auto wire route for mine as I was going to replace my switches anyway.
When I bought mine (65) the Painless was a couple of hundred dearer.
With the 65 harness the wiper circuit and switch is not supplied.

I think Hybrid is about to install his American Autowire harness


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Thanks Hawko... I looked at the prices for a 68 and the Painless is $625.00 and the Autowire is $699.00 (from memory) but with that you get teh upgraded fuse box, most if not all switches (headlight, ignition etc).

Both had delivery around the $100


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I have installed both (& others) those 2 are the stand outs in the crowd & both are great to fit.

Just make sure you have all the electrical powered items in a list before you contact them as it is hard to think of that stuff when you are "in the moment". Poke


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Looks like Summit have canned the discount codes as "people were abusing them"?!? Anyways, Painless are offering a $100.00 rebate but it is only open to US and Canada Wall Bash

Looks like the AA might be the better option with all the switches...


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Have a look on ebay.com. There is a couple there for around the $600 US mark.
I bought mine from this seller. It turned up within the week.
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotor...ccessories


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I sent my 69 under dash harness to Midlife in the USA and he referbed it for $160.00 plus postage. Comes back looking all original with a complete color coded digram to put it back. Highly recomended. Just food for thought


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I sent my 69 under dash harness to Midlife in the USA and he referbed it for $160.00 plus postage. Comes back looking all original with a complete color coded digram to put it back. Highly recomended. Just food for thought


Was that just the under dash part or do you mean the whole (front to rear) harness...?


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I just got the under dash done, firwall to rear plug. He will do the lot for you if you want
Lifted this from his web site.http://midlife66.com/harnesses/welcome.html

Pricing Information


Harness Refurbishment: 1964.5 - 1973 Underdash: $175.00 Core Charge: $50
1967-1973 Tach Conversion: $225.00 Core Charge: $50
1964.5 - 1966 E-Switch harness only: $25.00
1964.5 - 1966 E-switch harness, switch $50.00
1967-1968 Dash Cluster harness: $50.00 Core Charge: $25
1964.5 - 1973 Tail-Light: $50.00 Core Charge: $25 No braiding
1964.5 - 1973 Headlamp Engine harness $75.00 Core Charge: $25 No warranty
1964.5 - 1973 Gauge Feed $35.00 Core Charge: $10 No warranty
1964.5 - 1973 Alternator Feed $35.00 Core Charge: $10 No warranty



Miscellaneous: 1969-1973 Headlamp Feed Re-pinning Connector: $50.00
1964.5 - 1966 Wiper Harness, if not part of
underdash refurbishment: $25.00
Fuses $1.00 each
Connectors, plugs, pins, etc.: Call



We also buy used underdash harnesses, regardless of condition! Mustang harnesses are typically purchased for $50 each. Other vintage Ford harnesses are of interest; contact us for information and pricing.

Randy is very easy to work with and I was very happy with the job. Better than paying out a heap for a new one, and peace of mind using a 40 year old loom!!


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Although, these refurb prices seem ok remember that you will still have a 45 year old electrical system. If you go Painless or AA you get a harness that will not cause you any issues if you want to up the lights, stereo etc.


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