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I am in need of a wiring harness for a 1978 924 I inherited. It is a rust free car but has sat for some years. Some mice ate up the wiring that goes from the fuse box into the engine bay. It would be nice to find a complete harness as I will be pulling the dash and expect some mice damage there as well.

Also I would like to find a nice dash as well. This one is cracked pretty bad.

As I dig into this project I am sure there will be other things I will add as I go.

Thanks Jessie
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78 924

All of the older 924's have cracked dashes. You can send yours to Just Dashes and for 800 or so they can re-cover it. You can also repair/recover yourself. That's what I'm doing. You may find one that has already been repaired too.

There is a guy parting a 77 over on the 924 board. He may pull the harness for you. When I got my 78 it had similar mouse/ po damage. I couldn't really find much of anything anywhere without spending big dollars. So I decided just to repair it myself. I'm pulling wires out that were fried, and replacing them.

Yes, the 77 does have differences. You would have to compare to yours and transfer some things over.
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Thanks for the heads up. If I can find a dash that is in reasonable shape it would be better then the one I have for sure. Its pretty bad.

I thought about just repairing the wiring to but the previous owner has got it hacked up for sure. I just love it when someone with no clue about wiring get creative.
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May have the complete harness from a 82 924
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Ken sells good stuff, I've bought from him before.
Note though that the '82 harness on the body side has different plugs (square) to mate with the engine harness. Earlier cars had a round plug between the engine and body harness. Also, there are many connections on the 82 harness that don't exist on the 78 (throttle body cut-offs, frequency valve, etc). You can use the 82 engine harness from Ken in conjunction with the 82 body harness and just ignore the extra wiring. But you cannot plug a 78 engine harness into an 82 body harness or vice versa.
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Thanks for that info. It will be a great help. This will not be my first rodeo with wiring that has been hacked up but all the information one can get the better.

Thanks Again
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The easiest fix for the dash is a dash cap (not the best looking option though, IMO).

Another is to fill the cracks with foam, sand them down and then repair the vinyl with a vinyl repair kit.

If it is really bad, you might have better luck covering the vinyl with suede flocking after filling with foam/fiberglass.

To help reduce the chances of it happening again, strengthen the backside with fiberglass cloth and wooden bracing.

Link to a dash repair How-to on the 924board

There's also this option:

eBay Fiberglass Race dash

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These guys might have some wiring parts for you:

924Board.org :: View topic - treasure trove of 924/931/944 parts

924Board.org :: View topic - 1977 Porsche 924 part out

924Board.org :: View topic - Parting out 1977.5 924

924Board.org :: View topic - 1978 924 about to be parted/junked
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That last one - the car is gone, so nothing to help you out, sorry...
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I mentioned to Two Rivers in PM that the enhanced Lambda connections won't be in my 82 harness since I split the harness back and pulled those those out when I sold the lambda equipped CIS system to a racer last year.
I am not sure what square or round "engine harness connections" Callard is referring to. The engine harness is pretty much hard wired in branching out of the main cabin bundle and somewhat limited since It's K Jetronic CIS. Just temp sensors, alternator, ignition power ,oil psi. etc. splitting out of the main run at LT of firewall as it runs up to the FT lights horn and fans.
Fuse box has rectangular connections but its my understanding the early and later 924 use same style fuse box and connection plugs there. (BTW I do have a loaded 944/1 fuse box available also)


The 944 engine harness does unplug from the DME and runs to pulse sensors injectors temp sensors for engine control a true "engine harness". The cabin/dash sensors are in the main bundle up to fuse box connectors similar to the 924 on the early 944/1 and terminate to the larger fuse box plugs or dash on the later 944/2.
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He might be talking about the fuel injection harness. That is a round 7 pin plug (at least on 77-78)that is right next to the coil.
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Glad your trying to save these one of these great cars. I have always had a soft spot for them. I am also in the process of restoring an "early" car.

I will warn you that there are a ton of model changes through the years.
1976-1977are considered early cars.

1977.5 cars have their own changes (even warranting an updated Owners Manual from the factory, which has 1977.5 on the cover!)

1978-1979 cars have better hp via higher compression. Etc etc.

The dedicated 924 Porsche forum is a good place to start. Fun cars that have great handling and very reliable. A blast to drive.

Remember it's more fun to drive a slow car fast then a fast car slow!
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I had to replace the fuel injection portion of the harness and I was fortunate to get one off of an early 77 before it was scrapped. I had to make changes to it to make it match up to my 78. But it certainly was better than trying to fix the old hacked up one.
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Thanks for all the support. The wiring from kens will work for the most part. Will get back at it once I finish a customers MB engine rebuild that I have on the plate of things to do.
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