So what is the wiring harness on your vehicle? Well, the fact is that there are several wiring harnesses on that car or truck that you drive. First, though, what is a wiring harness? A wire harness is the group of wires that leads from electrical parts to the engine or other part. There are…
Harness wiring, which is also referred to as cable assembly or wiring assembly, may look like one huge mess under your hood, but it’s the string of cables and/or wires that give it the energy or transmit the signals your engine needs to send you down the road.
The wires are fastened collectively by electrical tape, conduit, a wave or extruded string, clamps, cable ties, cable lacing, sleeves or any of these combined.
An auto engine is surrounded by numerous wires that would reach several miles if fully extended. By strapping all those cables into harness wiring, the wires and cables are more secure against the problems moisture, abrasions and vibrations can cause a power plant. By compressing the wires into a non-flexing bundle or harness, the risk of a short is reduced and space under the hood is optimized. Installation time is also reduced and the procedure is more consistent because assembler has only one harness to mount. Fastening the harness wiring into a fire-resistant sheath also decreases the threat of electrical fires.
Harness wiring is typically intended to fit the electrical and geometric necessities of your vehicle engine. A diagram is provided for the construction preparation and assembly.
The harness wiring is initially severed to the preferred length, typically with a unique wire-cutting mechanism. The cables can also be stamped by a special device during the slicing or on a different machine. Then the tops of the wires are uncovered to expose the metal or center of the wires, which are matched with any necessary connector housings or terminals. The wires are pulled together and fastened on an unusual workbench, or onto an assembly board, according to the intended measurements, to form the cable tie. The harness wiring is either shipped or installed directly to an auto engine after covering with conduit, shielding sleeves or extruded fiber. For more information go to car parts .