Delete little wiring box of death

doublespaces

Administrator
Oct 18, 2016
6,939
AZ
Has anyone opened this wiring harness junction below the intake manifold? Wires come out of the box the wrong directions and its such a cluster f*ck. I want to get rid of it or clean it up somehow, I'd love to hear your method or any photos of how it is connected inside.
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silverstreak18

Specialist
Jan 3, 2018
59
Its nothing complicated, just splits that main harness into smaller groups for the individual sensors and components. You can open it and run/extend any wires as you see fit. I would only consider doing it personally if I wanted to really clean up the look of my engine bay. Or if it really, really bothers you that bad lol.
 

bahn

Specialist
Nov 5, 2016
88
Davenport, IA
As stated above there's nothing special inside of it. I have a spare harness in the garage, I'll take a picture shortly for you.
 

The Convert

Lieutenant
Jun 4, 2017
882
As the guys above stated, it’s just a housing to split up a larger loom. I ran a wire or two for my pi kit through main and then out an unused port in that box to keep the wiring clean. You could always delete it and clean up the wire routing by doing a nice pretty motorsports grade custom wire harness retrofit by rywire or similar.
 

fmorelli

Major
Aug 11, 2017
1,802
Virginia
I just find it a pain in the butt to deal with when removing the intake manifold. M54 engines were done this way as well, and same pain in the butt. I'm not sure how better arranging the wires would help (assume it does since you seem inclined). I'd almost want to mount it to something other than the $&[email protected]^$%^! manifold.

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The Convert

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Jun 4, 2017
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I just find it a pain in the butt to deal with when removing the intake manifold. M54 engines were done this way as well, and same pain in the butt. I'm not sure how better arranging the wires would help (assume it does since you seem inclined). I'd almost want to mount it to something other than the $&[email protected]^$%^! manifold.

Filippo
I suppose you could just make an L bracket and mount it directly to the motor.
 

Jeffman

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Jan 7, 2017
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First time taking it off it was a PITA. Second time just a little time-consuming. Subsequent times no longer an issue, super easy.
 
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SlowE93

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Jul 2, 2017
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First time taking it off it was a PITA. Second time just a little time-consuming. Subsequent times no longer an issue, super easy.
Pretty much the same. Even the 1st time its easy if you pry at just the right angle and location.
 
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