Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: Ford/Lincoln

Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: Ford/Lincoln

What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system (SRS) circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location, it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option. Let’s take a closer look at Ford/Lincoln.

Ford/Lincoln does not provide specific information on non-SRS wiring repairs in the Workshop manual, nor do they have a position statement that addresses it. We reached out for clarification, and per our contact at Ford:

"If there is a wire pigtail kit available from Ford, then it may be repaired using that repair kit. If a wire pigtail repair kit is not available from Ford, then the harness must be replaced."

Pigtail kits can be found on the Ford parts site: Once on the website, you can find pigtail kits by going to:

  1. Parts
  2. Electrical
  3. Wire Looms and Connectors

Here you will also find a link to the Motorcraft Wiring Pigtail Kits/ Wiring Terminal Kits Identification Guide. This downloadable PDF provides information and illustrations on Ford/Lincoln connectors for easy identification. It also includes information on a Motorcraft wire splice tool kit for solderless wire splicing, and instructions on the proper use of it.

It is important to read and follow OEM procedures to be certain what electrical wiring repairs can be carried out to help achieve a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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