Rear locker wiring

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Rear locker wiring

Post by olyelr » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:34 pm

Hey guys, while soaking the truck down with fluid film today I noticed the wire for the rear locker is kinda dangling around with quite a bit of slack, and there is a clamp/tab on it that is not currently securing the wire to anything. I looked around for a minute or two and could not see where the hell this thing is supposed to get secured. Anybody with a '14+ waggy know?

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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:46 am

Well I don't have a 14+, but my money is on the parking brake cable or brake flex hose as an attachment point. Both components paralleling each other down to the axle housing.
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:51 am

I'm pretty sure Ram knew that you would need a locker bypass kit to make the lockers work reliably. It's probably for connection to that. :poke: :poke: :poke: :lol:
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by Colibri » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:08 am

Either what blm said or axle breather hose

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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by olyelr » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:07 pm

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:46 am

What do I win if I'm right? :popcorn:
You will get to keep your guru of power wagon electrical wizardry badge of honor.

The parking brake lines, flex brake lines and axle vent tube are not really anywhere near this round clamp fitting. I am at a loss. Anyone with a '14+ willing to crawl under and look for a fellow PW owner?
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by olyelr » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:08 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:51 am
I'm pretty sure Ram knew that you would need a locker bypass kit to make the lockers work reliably. It's probably for connection to that. :poke: :poke: :poke: :lol:
Haha.

In all seriousness, though, without securing the round clamp to "something", the wire has all sorts of play and movement. I just cant find anywhere to clip the damn thing to.
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by Limamikemike » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:53 pm

It appears to clip to the e-brake cable.

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Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:06 pm

Always blown away with the difference between a Japanese truck and American. You never see dangling wires on a Japanese truck. Its well secured. Wish US makers would adopt that.
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by olyelr » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:16 pm

Limamikemike wrote:
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It appears to clip to the e-brake cable.

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Well I’ll be. Thanks! Guess i will have to try that again. Didnt seem like it was a good place for it when I tried earlier.

I bet it came off when I unhooked the shocks and sway bar and lowered the axle enough to get the springs loose.

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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by olyelr » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:14 am

Limamikemike, so yours comes out of the diff, gets secured on the side of the spring pad, and then gets clipped around the e-brake line?
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by Limamikemike » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:29 pm

I’ll crawl around the rear end this afternoon and grab some better pics, I’m somewhat sure it’s how you describe it though, but I’ll confirm.
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by Limamikemike » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:00 pm

These pics hopefully are somewhat helpful, the locker wiring goes from the pumpkin to the forward side of the axle to the a clip on the spring perch then loops for some slack, then clips to the brake cable then up into the body harness.

It would appear that I have a break in my harness sheath as well, I’ll have to address that.
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Re: Rear locker wiring

Post by olyelr » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:22 am

Yes I appreciate it very much, Limamikemike!

Yea there is no way in hell I can secure the clamp around the e-brake line, there just would not be ANY slack at all heading up to the frame. And there is no way the clamp slid anywhere, either, as it is so taped up that it cant move at all.

Maybe the clamp on my truck is in a slightly different location than yours. If it was further toward the axle I could clamp it to the e-brake line, but not where it is currently located.

I guess I will just zip tie it to the e-brake line for now and see how that works.
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