Quad Headlight Harnesses for Fiero1Fan's low profile headlights (and more)..
Topic started by: Synthesis, Date: 04-02-2009 02:57 PM
Original thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/046495.html


Synthesis MSG #1, 04-02-2009 02:57 PM
      09/10/2012 edit: New producer acquired....
Limited production run in the very near future.

Tier 1, Tier 2 (old Tier 3), and DIY Kits that include connectors/pins/seals, and schematics.

June 2011 EDIT:
Due to health issues with Carpal Tunnel in the wrists, I will be unable to continue making my harnesses myself.
I am currently in the process of sourcing a builder to do the harness assemblies for me. There is no ETA on when Tier 2 or Tier 3 harnesses will become available.

I am still able to make Tier 1 on a case by case basis.
Install guide: http://www.chalnet.net/down...HarnessGuiderev3.pdf

I am now accepting pre-orders for these 99% Plug and play headlight harnesses. Endorsed by both DIY_Stu and Fiero1Fan.

Information:

These harnesses are designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications.

Featuring Two Hella heavy duty automotive relays with authentic Delphi weatherpak connections for safe, secure and consistent performance through any weather, these harnesses can't be beat.

Providing power to your high performance headlamps direct from the battery, they improve the light output by providing the shortest path for the electricity to flow.

In the existing Fiero headlamp array, the power to the headlamps is run through the headlight switch, dimmer switch and then to the headlight. This is a very indirect path over 20+ year old electrical wiring. Upgrading to the twin relay harness will shorten the path for the power to the headlamps, and reduce the load on the existing headlamp wiring.

Specifics:
Two Hella heavy duty automotive grade relays with Delphi weatherpak sealed sockets for reliable and long lasting performance. One low beam and one high beam relay.
Each relay will have it's own independent 14 gauge automotive grade power wire, with weatherpack fuse holder, cover and 15 Amp fuse.
H4 male Adapter plug to plug into your factory headlamp plug for high/low beam relay operation.
18 gauge wire to OEM quality H9 headlamp connections provide a strong path with plenty of current handling for 55, 65 and 100 watt headlamps.
Flame Retardant high temperature wire loom exceeds manufacturer engine harness specifications for a durable, safe and professional looking harness.

Harnesses will come in 3 flavors.

The basic H4 to H9 adapter harness to allow you to run your headlamps directly from the OEM wiring. No relays, no fuses. (Oreifs design and with his permission )

Twin Relay Low/High/Both beam harness. This harness will allow you to run your low beams as normal, but high beams will turn all four lamps on to light up the road. The difference is AMAZING. This includes both relays and fuses.

The two relay harnesses will be available in a Front Mount Battery configuration. The power leads will have a ring terminal for an accessory lug on the battery.

For a rear mount battery, additional power wire can be supplied at a small additional cost.

Again, pre-orders are now being taken. ETA for the first complete harnesses is 2 weeks.

Tier 1 (No relay/no fuse for direct OEM connection) $65 dollars + shipping
Tier 2 (Relay with low/high/both beam) $145 + shipping


Please specify your choice of front mount or rear mount battery for Tier 2 and Tier 3. Add an additional 20 dollars for rear mount batteries. (Wire will be fully loomed with fuse holders, and two pin weather pack plug for connecting to the front headlamp harness.

Photos this evening of a completed harness.





The following is a list of people who have pre-ordered and paid. Orders will be fulfilled on a first come first serve basis.. (Basically, those who pay first.)
For those who have stated they will purchase one, I will toss you on this list as well, paid or not, and then mark you as paid once that happens.

If I miss you, feel free to correct me, it is nothing personal, just very busy here lately.

Shipping will be by USPS flate rate service to the US. It averages around 9 dollars. Any overages will be covered by me.

Harness Waiting List:

1. jrwgt - T3 FMB - PAID - Shipped and received
2. Macs86GT - T3 FMB - PAID - In Progress
3. PS87GT - T3 FMB - PAID - In Progress
4. Nashco - T2 RMB NoH4 - PAID - on hold
5. Sphynx - T3
6. randye - T3
7. mikejhjr - T1
8. LeeLoo88 - T2 RMB
9. Typetooslow - T1

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 10-04-2012).]

PS87GT (pslburg@seidata.com) MSG #2, 04-02-2009 03:05 PM
      I'll take one of the tier 3 harness's!!
Want to be able to have all four on for brights, also I have the battery
relocated up front.
What's all involved for installation? I'm assuming just plug the lights in and connect leads to battery right?

You have a PM!!!!!

Rick


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #3, 04-02-2009 03:13 PM
      I have seen the schematics and spoken to Synthesis about what he is wanting to make here. I have also contacted Oreif to ask for his permission to make the tier 1 harness.
I fully support and endorse the products that Synthesis is offering. The quality of the connectors, wiring and weather proof sockets are first rate.


Synthesis MSG #4, 04-02-2009 03:15 PM
      Correct. These will be almost completely plug and play. The only non-plug and play parts are the battery connections and the ground connection.


Sphynx MSG #5, 04-02-2009 03:23 PM
      I'm definately interested in the Tier 3 harness. What types of payments would you accept?

Synthesis MSG #6, 04-02-2009 03:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Sphynx:

I'm definately interested in the Tier 3 harness. What types of payments would you accept?


Paypal or Money Order/Cashier's Check mailed to me via Snail mail. Any cashier's checks or money orders would delay shipment by a few days.


mikejhjr (hiersperformanceinc@comcast.net) MSG #7, 04-02-2009 04:56 PM
      You have a pm.

Synthesis MSG #8, 04-02-2009 05:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by mikejhjr:

You have a pm.


PM received and responded to.


Macs86GT MSG #9, 04-02-2009 05:56 PM
      sweet i just need to wait for the funding to hit my bank in a day or so ill be getting a tier 3 setup.

Unsafe At Any Speed (astevens@montana.edu) MSG #10, 04-02-2009 06:43 PM
      Sounds like a great set-up. Only thing holding me back from the buckets, lights, and this harness right now is the inability to run HIDs.

Either way, props for bringing what sounds to be a good product at a good price to the community.



Xerces_Blackthorne (xerces.belial@gmail.com) MSG #11, 04-03-2009 12:13 AM
      Synthesis, I've a question for you if you don't mind. YGPM

Synthesis MSG #12, 04-03-2009 01:10 AM
      All PMs responded to. Thank you for the interest.

I just got home from the shop, where I built a Tier 2 harness for myself. I will be upgrading it to Tier 3 in the future.

This is the first rough draft of the harness I am building. Some spacing will be adjusted between connectors and ends. It is missing the connectors at this point in the construction as I need to get more accurate measurements.

I will be modifying the design by eliminating the "Tee" parts on the wire loom. They are nice, but they make it difficult to adjust the harness.




A shot of the Front Mount fuse harness. The two wires will have a weatherpak connector on them for connecting to the cross car harness.

The installation is straight forward. Remove the driver's side headlight assembly to help with the install. (I did not get any photos during install. Was working alone, and impatient to get my headlights going.)

The relays mount to the fender wall on the driver's side, as far forward as you can get them. The headlight lamp plug runs forward and plugs into the male H4 connector on the harness. Zip tie the harnesses together and in place. Route the remainder of the new harness up against the wall between the radiator and spare tire well. The harness will route behind the headlight assembly and motor.

Feed the driver's lamp harness up through the opening that the old light wires came through on the assembly, and mount the headlight assembly again. Route the harness down and zip tie it to the cross car brake line.

Remove the passenger headlight assembly. Feed the other end of the harness behind the overflow bottle and up behind where the assembly mounts (as the driver's side.) Remove, or tie OEM H4 connector and cable to existing in-car harness at bottom of headlamp well.

Connect ground terminal to the screw on the fender wall on passenger side. Reinstall passenger assembly, remember to feed lamp connectors up through opening in assembly.

Connect lamps.

For front mount battery, the power connector on the cross car relay harness is located near mid-point of the cross car section where it ties to the brake line.

Route fuse harness connector through battery tray (or other grommeted opening). Connect fuse harness to battery lug. Plug harnesses together.

Tonight, being the first time I have installed this particular harness, it took me about 2 hours.

Rear Mount Batteries, installation is identical, except that you will route the fuse harness down from the battery, behind the heat shield and then forward along the gas tank. Zip tie onto the AC lines. (Some vehicles may not have AC. You will need to find an alternative method to mount the cable/loom.)

Route cabling away from all moving parts. Connect cable to battery. Plug connector into front cross car relay harness.



Xerces_Blackthorne (xerces.belial@gmail.com) MSG #13, 04-03-2009 01:34 AM
      Might I make a suggestion? On the cars without AC, I would suggest running the wiring through a length of conduit like you would for the battery relocation. Wire loom is nice and all, but over time it will start to get brittle from road debris/water/oil, leaving the wire exposed to the same fate...

The prototype looks good by the way

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Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #14, 04-03-2009 08:09 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

I fully support and endorse the products that Synthesis is offering. The quality of the connectors, wiring and weather proof sockets are first rate.


I agree!



Synthesis MSG #15, 04-03-2009 10:41 AM
      Installed with photos. Keep in mind, this is the very first harness, so there is room for improvement.
Driver's Side


Passenger Side


Photo of the relays mounted to the fender wall. Notice the new wire loom? The H4 connector, when properly connected will be right next to the relays. My H4 Female in my car was so brittle, I cut it out and direct spliced (Also an option for anyone who decides they want to do that.)



Nashco (nashco@hotmail.com) MSG #16, 04-03-2009 02:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:
The H4 connector, when properly connected will be right next to the relays. My H4 Female in my car was so brittle, I cut it out and direct spliced (Also an option for anyone who decides they want to do that.)


This was my first thought when reading the post above. In going to the new wiring, I would be eliminating the H4 connectors entirely and splicing the wires, thus wasting your assembly time and the price of the parts for the H4 connectors. No need to keep them...in the occassion I ever went back to no relays (why?????), new/less used H4 connectors are readily available for next to zero dollars.

Ditching the H4 connectors and terminals should save a fair chunk of change. Would you be interesting in dropping the shipping charge for those of us that want to skip the H4 connectors?

I'd like a tier 2 kit. I've got a brand new set of powdercoated brackets I've been meaning to install and just haven't got around to it. This might be the kick in the butt I need!

Bryce


Synthesis MSG #17, 04-03-2009 04:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nashco:


This was my first thought when reading the post above. In going to the new wiring, I would be eliminating the H4 connectors entirely and splicing the wires, thus wasting your assembly time and the price of the parts for the H4 connectors. No need to keep them...in the occassion I ever went back to no relays (why?????), new/less used H4 connectors are readily available for next to zero dollars.

Ditching the H4 connectors and terminals should save a fair chunk of change. Would you be interesting in dropping the shipping charge for those of us that want to skip the H4 connectors?

I'd like a tier 2 kit. I've got a brand new set of powdercoated brackets I've been meaning to install and just haven't got around to it. This might be the kick in the butt I need!

Bryce


Yes. For those that do not want the H4 connection, you just need to specify that you don't want it. It only knocks a few dollars off the harness, so it is easy enough to reduce the overall shipping on each harness.

I wanted this almost completely plug and play for the "average joe" who just wants a product that literally "bolts on" with minimal modification to the vehicle needed.

I will be assembling another harness tonight, a Tier 3 unit. It will be incomplete until my new H9 connectors come in. Once I get the harnesses going with a fairly regular pattern, I should be able to turn them out fairly quickly. Right now, the 2 week "wait" is only because I need the additional connectors.


Synthesis MSG #18, 04-04-2009 09:54 AM
      The following is a list of people who have pre-ordered. I will mark "paid" next to each person who pays. Orders will be fulfilled on a first come first serve basis.. (Basically, those who pay first.)
For those who have stated they will purchase one, I will toss you on this list as well, paid or not, and then mark you as paid once that happens.

If I miss you, feel free to correct me, it is nothing personal, just very busy here lately.

Shipping will be by USPS flate rate service to the US. It averages around 9 dollars. Any overages will be covered by me.

Harness Waiting List:

1. jrwgt - T3 - PAID
2. PS87GT - T3
3. Sphynx - T3
4. randye - T3
5. mikejhjr - T1
6. Macs86GT - T3
7. Nashco - T2

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 04-04-2009).]

Synthesis MSG #19, 04-04-2009 05:43 PM
      I snapped some photos of the harness while my spare tire well was out for the front battery tray install. (Battery will be installed next week.)

The photo here shows the cross car harness tied to the brake line, with the power connector coming from the rear mount battery harness. It is a two wire Delphi Weatherpak connection.



The same view with a different angle. It shows how the harness runs down from behind the motor. This will keep everything nice, neat, out of the way, and all but invisible to anyone who does not know it is there.


Notice how the power connection for the harness is in the perfect spot for the front mount battery? You just drop the connection through a hole in the tray (plug is already crimped on), and make the connection.



Here is a good example of the headlamps on Tier 2.
Low beam on left, high beam on right.


And now, Tier 3.



I am waiting on more terminals to finish the connections on the relays and power. I have several front mount battery power harnesses built.

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86fierofun MSG #20, 04-05-2009 04:31 PM
      What gage wire do you have on those spools? If it's what I think it is, you have quite an investment in this!

Looks good though!



Synthesis MSG #21, 04-05-2009 07:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 86fierofun:

What gage wire do you have on those spools? If it's what I think it is, you have quite an investment in this!

Looks good though!


All wiring, except the power wire, is 14g wire. It is MASSIVE overkill for the headlamps, but it also has the thicker insulation. I want these harnesses to last forever, or til Judgment day. Whichever comes first...

The wire meets SAE J1128 standards for automotive use, and is rated to 80C (176F). It can also handle the load of two 100 watt H9 bulbs easily...

The power wire is 12g, same rating/spec. Thick insulation, and stays flexible without getting brittle in the cold.

Yes, I invested a lot in this. This was my Wisconsin Dells money that I spent to buy the supplies for the harnesses. I need to sell 5 Tier 3 harnesses to break even on my supplies investment.


Synthesis MSG #22, 04-06-2009 07:04 PM
      Santa brought me an early present.



I have received some PMs from people regarding my "determination" with going ahead with these harnesses and any payments they may send.

It turns out that because one or two people have accepted payments for products they did not deliver, they have tainted the concept of internet business on the forum.

I assure you, I fully intend to, and have started manufacturing harnesses. I have too much money invested in parts to NOT do this. To give you an idea, without revealing my costs, Susquehanna sells these H9 connectors that I posted a photo above for 6.70 a piece. 4 are needed per car. Without telling you my cost on these, let's just say that while I do get a savings from my supplier, it isn't much. The photo above shows 20 connectors, enough for 5 harnesses total. I have 40 more on the way.

Keep in mind, all of these harnesses are hand built. This takes time to make sure they all follow the same specs, and meet quality assurance standards.

At this stage, I am waiting on one more part to finish the first two available Tier 3 harnesses, and will get the one paid one out.

I AM accepting payments currently at my Paypal address, which is the email address I have listed when you click the "Email" button here.

I look forward to providing a high quality product for this great community. Thank you.


DIY_Stu MSG #23, 04-06-2009 07:16 PM
      I'll vouch for Synthesis' determination And will post his personal Cell # if he doesn't follow through with his plans. He's been in constant contact with me and Fiero1Fan about these harnesses. We both give him a big thumbs up.

Stu


Synthesis MSG #24, 04-06-2009 07:19 PM
      Hell, I'll post my personal cell#. lol
Six One Two - Six Zero Five - Eight Eight Nine Three
If you have questions, give me a yell before 8PM Central.

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86fierofun MSG #25, 04-07-2009 02:28 AM
      ZOMG! You will get calls from some creepy canadians!!!

Sorry. Had to.

Ah, the wire isn't as thick as I thought. Still expensive though.

This might be asking a lot, but do you think you could post a picture of one light as the new style, and one as your old silverstars? If I read correctly, you might have already modified your harness to not be able to go back.....

The reason I ask is it's kinda hard to compare the light in your other photos when they were taken at different distances and times of day (or so it seems).

EDIT: The photo's I'm referring to are in a different thread. Sorry if that confuzzed anyone.

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Synthesis MSG #26, 04-07-2009 08:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 86fierofun:

ZOMG! You will get calls from some creepy canadians!!!

Sorry. Had to.

Ah, the wire isn't as thick as I thought. Still expensive though.

This might be asking a lot, but do you think you could post a picture of one light as the new style, and one as your old silverstars? If I read correctly, you might have already modified your harness to not be able to go back.....

The reason I ask is it's kinda hard to compare the light in your other photos when they were taken at different distances and times of day (or so it seems).

EDIT: The photo's I'm referring to are in a different thread. Sorry if that confuzzed anyone.



Unfortunately, I can not go back. Yes, they were at slightly different times of day and distances, the first "before" shot was kind of a last minute decision. The others were more staged.

I will say though, that there is a HUGE difference between the old sealed beam units and the new Hella 90MM. Modern lighting technology brought to our little cars..

On low beam, I can still light up all the signs on the right side of the road for a good distance, and not blind oncoming traffic because of the light cutoff pattern. It is a very big improvement.


86fierofun MSG #27, 04-07-2009 07:05 PM
      I have the silverstars, and while they are not spotlights by any means, I love how they light up so much of the road. The high beams are like driving in daylight. It just seems to me that the 90mm high beams have limited viewing angle. Am I wrong? Maybe you could take an extra car battery and wire it to the silverstar for a comparison?

DIY_Stu MSG #28, 04-07-2009 07:46 PM
      I have silverstars and have been in a 90mm car. The 90mm's are FAR BETTER.

Synthesis MSG #29, 04-07-2009 08:48 PM
      I can't get a shot for you. The silverstars are gone. The 90MM Highs are just like daylight. They are a MASSIVE improvement...

Of course, this thread is about the harnesses, and not the lights themselves :P


Synthesis MSG #30, 04-07-2009 11:38 PM
      The first Tier 3 Headlight Harness is done, except for the H4 connector and a ring terminal. I need to loom it, box it, and ship it out.

I have updated the Paid list as well. Check the bottom of Post 1.


86fierofun MSG #31, 04-08-2009 12:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

Of course, this thread is about the harnesses, and not the lights themselves :P


Sorry about that. I've been playing the idea around in my head for changing the headlights. I just may do it now with such good product availability out there

Will this be available to see/buy in person at the Dells?


Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #32, 04-08-2009 08:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 86fierofun:

I have the silverstars, and while they are not spotlights by any means, I love how they light up so much of the road. The high beams are like driving in daylight. It just seems to me that the 90mm high beams have limited viewing angle. Am I wrong? Maybe you could take an extra car battery and wire it to the silverstar for a comparison?


The 90mm lights don't have a "limited" viewing angle, but rather a better light pattern which lights up the road in front of your car a lot better.
I had silverstars, Now I have 90mm's and they are a night and day difference (no pun intended).


Synthesis MSG #33, 04-08-2009 08:47 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 86fierofun:


Sorry about that. I've been playing the idea around in my head for changing the headlights. I just may do it now with such good product availability out there

Will this be available to see/buy in person at the Dells?


Yes, I will be bringing harnesses to the Dells, and my 90MMs will be in and functional. The only limiting factor I have right now is that I spent all of my Dells money on the supplies for the harnesses. I need to sell 3 more to break even (which would put me back up towards having the funds), and any additionals would just be supplies and additional Dells money so I can get there.


Synthesis MSG #34, 04-08-2009 04:20 PM
      JRWGT's harness is complete with one exception. Still waiting on the male H4 connectors. They should be in today or tomorrow. It is ready to go otherwise for a front mount battery.

Leeloo88 (geko_1982@hotmail.com) MSG #35, 04-09-2009 01:18 AM
      Looks like a top notch job! Props to you.

I'd like to be thrown on the waiting list for the Tier 3 Low/High/Both harness. Stock battery location.



jrwgt (rwrenn@mindspring.com) MSG #36, 04-09-2009 09:31 AM
      Just PM me when you ship the harness. I will let you know how the
wire lengths work out.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #37, 04-09-2009 10:00 AM
      I am very happy with what you are doing here. This is what I have been hoping to have for the buckets from the start. Just here in Germany the prices for everything is so high.

Having a complete "OEM style and look" harness really gives the installation that Professional, from the Factory, that is the way it should have been designed look.



Synthesis MSG #38, 04-09-2009 10:36 PM
      First harness is completed, all parts are in. Second harness is in progress.



Shipping first harness to jrwgt tomorrow. First few harnesses will need fitment checks to verify everything measures OK.


Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #39, 04-10-2009 07:37 AM
      Did you get a box in the mail yet?

Synthesis MSG #40, 04-10-2009 08:45 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Did you get a box in the mail yet?


Yes I did. These things are fantastic. I just need a hotter heat gun I suspect. Everything shrinks, but the center ring. And it only slightly collapses on one side. Suspect I need a larger blast with hotter air to do it quickly and efficiently.


Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #41, 04-10-2009 01:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:


Yes I did. These things are fantastic. I just need a hotter heat gun I suspect. Everything shrinks, but the center ring. And it only slightly collapses on one side. Suspect I need a larger blast with hotter air to do it quickly and efficiently.


Yes, The solder ring is designed to melt at around 350-400*.
Your gun may work but it might need a shield to heat the sleeve properly.

You can make a shield that looks like this:


or this: (this is what mine looks like and it works great)

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Synthesis MSG #42, 04-10-2009 03:43 PM
      Yeah, I have one somewhere that looks like the first one. I need to find it.

Also, jrwgt, your harness is packed, I am headed out the door to the Post Office to ship it. You should see it in a few days. Any feedback is appreciated. I will start the remaining harnesses after I have feedback.

Edit: Scratch that... Forgot it was Good Friday... Will hunt down a UPS store, or ship tomorrow.

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Typetooslow MSG #43, 04-10-2009 06:35 PM
      Just so I understand correctly:

Tier 1 will have lights work same as stock, OEM style, with lows on then hit high beam switch, highs on lows off.

Tier 2 will work as described above but with a direct connection to the battery to power lights, correct?

if that is correct add me for a tier 1 setup. like simple here..... lol


Synthesis MSG #44, 04-10-2009 09:09 PM
      Correct. Tier 1 will be a direct H4 to H9 adapter harness. It will utilize the stock headlamp circuitry and wiring to power the headlamps.

Tier 2 will use two relays and provide the same level of functionality as Tier 1 or OEM, but with a direct connection to the battery, and less load on the 20+ year old wiring.

I can add you to the list.

On behalf of everyone here at Pennock's Fiero Forum, welcome to the greatest car forum in the world, and congratulations on your first post.


jrwgt (rwrenn@mindspring.com) MSG #45, 04-11-2009 11:42 AM
      Hey Thanks.

I will be getting it sometime next week then.


Samohtneas (seanthomas@tampabay.rr.com) MSG #46, 04-11-2009 11:26 PM
      One day it will all be mine!

jrwgt (rwrenn@mindspring.com) MSG #47, 04-13-2009 04:22 PM
      Harnesses arrived via USPS today! That was quick. They look great and will save me a lot of time.
Wire lengths look good. Will probably be the weekend before I can do much with them.

Thanks

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Synthesis MSG #48, 04-13-2009 05:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jrwgt:

Harnesses arrived via USPS today! That was quick. They look great and will save me a lot of time.
Wire lengths look good. Will probably be the weekend before I can do much with them.

Thanks



That is fine. I have the next 3-4 Tier2/3 harnesses roughed, but I am sure people won't mind if I hold them as-is until you have fitted and given feedback. Again, call me while installing if you need anything. The ring terminal on the power harness is a bit small I realized. I have increased that size on the newer harnesses.


Macs86GT MSG #49, 04-13-2009 11:58 PM
      take your time and do it right, i don't mind waiting. I still need to relocate my battery to the front.

Synthesis MSG #50, 04-16-2009 09:05 PM
      Just a bump. I am still actively working on these.

Synthesis MSG #51, 04-21-2009 02:56 PM
      Updates: I could not delay anymore for measurement input. I have two additional harnesses in progress, and this will catch me up with the exception of Nashco.

Harness Waiting List:

1. jrwgt - T3 FMB - PAID - Shipped and received Still waiting on Input on this one.
2. Macs86GT - T3 FMB - PAID - In Progress
3. PS87GT - T3 FMB - PAID - In Progress
4. Nashco - T2 RMB NoH4 - PAID - on hold
5. Sphynx - T3
6. randye - T3
7. mikejhjr - T1
8. LeeLoo88 - T2 RMB
9. Typetooslow - T1

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 04-21-2009).]

Synthesis MSG #52, 04-26-2009 02:10 AM
      Bump. I have two harnesses done, except for Loom. Had to wait for additional parts.

Should be able to ship early part of this week. Sorry for the delay. I am actively working on them, as time permits.


Macs86GT MSG #53, 04-26-2009 09:02 AM
      No worries here Synthesis. I know its something you do on the side not a full time job. I would rather see you get em done right and not burn yourself out doing so depriving others of the product. When i get mine installed ill see if i can get some measurement and fitment pics and dimensions.

mikejhjr (hiersperformanceinc@comcast.net) MSG #54, 04-26-2009 07:15 PM
      Another PM

jrwgt (rwrenn@mindspring.com) MSG #55, 04-27-2009 07:58 PM
      Synthesis sorry for the delay in letting you know how things fit. The length appears to be just fine and I see no reason why it should not fit the same as it did on yours. I just got back from a 10 day road trip to Kansas City (work related) and was just now able to check the fit under the hood.

The only thing I will do is add a bit more tape or heat shrink around some of the joints of the flex.


Synthesis MSG #56, 04-28-2009 01:07 PM
      jrwgt, Thank you for the response, I understand about being busy. lol

Which joints need more tape? I tried to make them as solid as I could while still allowing some flexibility.



jrwgt (rwrenn@mindspring.com) MSG #57, 04-28-2009 02:37 PM
     
Primarily around the fuse harness connectors or anyplace where two ends of flex connect. But mostly around the
fuse harness.


Synthesis MSG #58, 04-28-2009 05:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jrwgt:


Primarily around the fuse harness connectors or anyplace where two ends of flex connect. But mostly around the
fuse harness.


K. Those were a bit "iffy" on tape.. I should have done a little more. Will do so in the future. Thank you.


Synthesis MSG #59, 05-01-2009 06:11 PM
      Ran into a small delay that resulted in changing the lengths on two wires on each harness. JRW, if you have issues, let me know.

My crimper broke too . Waiting on the new one.

Just a status update for those who have paid.


Synthesis MSG #60, 05-09-2009 12:14 PM
      I finally finished the next two harnesses. I stole a pair of crimpers from the shop I moonlight at. lol

PMs have been sent, then I will be building Nashco's harness, and any others for individuals who have paid.

I have also received a request to build an H4 to H4 headlight harness upgrade that will provide the same advantages as the Fiero1Fan upgrade, but for the stock H4 bulbs.

Yes, this harness will even help with the stock lamps and the light output. I will be using Ceramic H4 female connectors for the headlamp connections. The ceramic are longer lasting, more durable, and less prone to damage from heat. They come with a plastic sleeve that goes over the outside for protection and appearance.

I am able to build this style harness for the same price as a Tier 3. This will NOT turn both high and low on at the same time.


Synthesis MSG #61, 05-21-2009 03:47 PM
      I am still here. I have to ship the last two harnesses I have made. I said they would be out a week or so ago, and have been busy prepping the car for Dells, and remodeling the house.

I WILL get them out soon. Then need to work on Nashco's harness. I have my measurements down now, and can get it turned out in short time.

I will be bringing 2-3 Tier 3 Harnesses to the Dells with me this year.


Nashco (nashco@hotmail.com) MSG #62, 05-26-2009 04:07 PM
      Thanks for the updates. Like I said before, no rush on mine; I'm happy to wait as you've dialed in the details.

Bryce


Macs86GT MSG #63, 05-26-2009 05:39 PM
      no worries here synthisis, for me the headlight/ battery mod has been a long running project that i want done right, and headlights are definitly not something you want to get all dodgy on you.

Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #64, 05-29-2009 09:09 AM
      Looking for a Tier 1. PM sent

Synthesis MSG #65, 06-08-2009 01:46 PM
      PM received and responded to.

I shipped PS87GT's harness today. Mac, yours will go out this week.

Thank you all for the patience. I am straightening some things out in my life, and this time of year is always super busy.

I am working on them slowly but surely (and don't call me Shirley)...


Larry Nakamura (lknakamura@yahoo.com) MSG #66, 06-09-2009 12:09 PM
      Don't forget my tier 3 harness too. I sent payment a couple
of weeks ago. Just wondering as I know there was going to be
some delay.


Synthesis MSG #67, 06-09-2009 12:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Larry Nakamura:

Don't forget my tier 3 harness too. I sent payment a couple
of weeks ago. Just wondering as I know there was going to be
some delay.


Nope. I have not forgotten yours either.

The first harnesses I have out work great, and fit well. But I am going to tweak the design on the next several to allow a better fit, and a more "balanced" appearance when installed.

Larry and Nashco will be the first two to get the new design for the front. They operate the same, the layout is slightly different to increase the ease of installation.


Larry Nakamura (lknakamura@yahoo.com) MSG #68, 06-09-2009 12:57 PM
      Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Just let me know......

Macs86GT MSG #69, 06-09-2009 02:38 PM
      Thanks for making the harnesses at a reasonable price, i understand how busy things get. Best of luck to you.

Larry Nakamura (lknakamura@yahoo.com) MSG #70, 07-04-2009 06:20 PM
      Bump, Any Updates?

Synthesis MSG #71, 07-06-2009 03:28 PM
      I am slacking on these. I have several harnesses laid out, but have been very busy. I need to get the ends on, and then loom. Then I can ship.

I want to apologize to all who have purchased already, and not received. I will get these finished right away, and out to you.

I can be reached on my cell phone at 218 two five nine 7three18 if you have any questions or want to contact me directly.


Synthesis MSG #72, 07-08-2009 08:03 PM
      Ok. Back on track (for the most part). Harness v2.0 is drawn up and laid out. I am finalizing it, and will be getting the existing harnesses I have finished and out by early next week..


Synthesis MSG #73, 07-11-2009 04:17 PM
      Bump to the top.

Version 2.0 of the harnesses are now in production. I apologize for the delay. Life kicked in, and these went on the back burner.

Mac86, your harness WILL go out this week. Thank you so much for your patience.

Nashco, I finally have my measurements complete, and I am comfortable with the harnesses the way they are now. Yours is already completed, with the exception of the H9 connectors for the lamps.

Larry Nakamura. Thank you for your patience. Yours will go out with Mac's this week.

If I missed anyone who has paid me, please PM me.


Nashco (nashco@hotmail.com) MSG #74, 07-11-2009 06:39 PM
      Cool, I could actually use mine soon. What's the timeline on the H9 connectors? Thanks!

Bryce


Synthesis MSG #75, 07-12-2009 07:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nashco:

Cool, I could actually use mine soon. What's the timeline on the H9 connectors? Thanks!

Bryce

I just need to get yours onto the harness, and then loom it.

That will do it for my existing stock of H9 connectors, and will need to re-order.
Checking my history, Larry Nakamura was the last one to pay in, so that will catch me up on paid harnesses, and then I can order more connectors.
Monday, I need to call my local supplier and get some brackets shipped to me. They are the metal relay clips that allow you to mount the relays to the car. I ran out of stock on them, and need to get more before I can ship your harness Nashco.


Synthesis MSG #76, 07-12-2009 11:04 PM
      Note: No, I did not forget PS87GT... Harness is complete (waiting on fuse holders)...


Synthesis MSG #77, 07-14-2009 10:01 AM
      Bump to the top.. Ordered the remainder of my supplies today to get these finished. I was shorted a few pieces on the seals for the H9 connectors, so I ordered extras of those from the supplier, along with new terminals and connector housings.

I will be going to pick up the mounting brackets, among other things for the relays at Noon.

My revision for the power harness for Front/Rear mount batteries will help simplify construction, and allow me to box and ship orders much more quickly.

Front mount batteries feature two fuse holders and two power leads connected to a single ring terminal for connection to the battery. The power harness ends in a 2 position weather sealed connector.
The rear mount harness was the same setup, only much longer.
The new design will feature the FMB power harness as usual, the RMB harness will be an addon length of wire with connectors at both ends. Simple extend the harness the length of the vehicle underneath, and plug it in.
This way, I can just pick parts off the shelf and ship.

Should keep me up to date with orders.


Synthesis MSG #78, 07-23-2009 09:44 AM
      YAY!

Updates at long last!

Two harnesses shipping today.
Two more by Monday. That will catch me up on Paid harnesses.

I have 2 sets of the Tier 1 complete, and I have a Tier 2 complete for either FMB or RMB.



Macs86GT MSG #79, 07-27-2009 08:04 AM
      Got my harness a few days ago, just had some computer related issues preventing me from posting. It looks great, btw synthesis does that harness just plug in to the fiero's stock headlight harness on one side then the rest is handled by the harness im guessing?

Synthesis MSG #80, 07-27-2009 08:37 AM
      Yep. You route battery power using the fused harness, plug it into the front harness, and then connect the H4 headlamp connection to it.

You received the version 1 harness. The relays on yours mount to the inner fender panel on the driver's side next to the headlight. When mounted and routed, the harness will lay on top of the existing harness, and route behind the headlamp doors.

I need someone who can document a complete photo shoot of the install on the harnesses in order to get a "manual" drawn up.


Larry Nakamura (lknakamura@yahoo.com) MSG #81, 07-27-2009 05:33 PM
      Synthesis, I recieved the package today and sent you a PM.
Everything looks OK.

[This message has been edited by Larry Nakamura (edited 07-27-2009).]

GMEFiero MSG #82, 07-29-2009 02:10 PM
      I lost my password lol finally got back on the forum

I have been following this headlight thread and I just wanted to know exactly what I need to get the low profile lights
I need your harnesses and his buckets right?


Synthesis MSG #83, 07-29-2009 04:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GMEFiero:

I lost my password lol finally got back on the forum

I have been following this headlight thread and I just wanted to know exactly what I need to get the low profile lights
I need your harnesses and his buckets right?


You can build the harnesses yourself using parts you find and buy, or you can order a prebuilt "painless" style harness from me.
I am currently finishing 4 harnesses and will be shipping them tomorrow and Friday, and then I will be fully caught up with all paid harnesses.

Fiero1Fan's buckets will be coming along VERY soon. Kicked the laser cutter in the ass, and we should see them shortly.

You then need to order the headlights themselves from one of two places. Susquehanna Motorsports or direct from PTC Factory Outlet on Ebay.
PTC beats Susquehanna by about 10 bucks a lamp, if not more, and their shipping is top notch. Both vendors are good companies though, so the decision is yours.
PTC is a direct from Hella retailer owned by, you guessed it, Hella.
Lamps come with adjuster screws and bulbs. Ready to install.


GMEFiero MSG #84, 07-30-2009 10:58 PM
      thanks for the info appreciate it

how much should i expect to spend if i were to get your harness, the bucket and the lamps?


Macs86GT MSG #85, 07-31-2009 08:37 AM
      Probably around 450 to 500.00 dollars all depending on weather you powder coat the buckets or not and other things. Just a rough estimate.

[This message has been edited by Macs86GT (edited 07-31-2009).]

GMEFiero MSG #86, 07-31-2009 09:41 PM
      sounds good be sure to let me know when these are ready

Synthesis MSG #87, 08-01-2009 10:08 PM
      I am in production on these GME.

Some photos, in the interest of "competition" with someone purporting to have the "original" Harnesses.

In this photo, you can clearly see the Tier 1 harness design, before being loomed.
Male H4 connector (the three pin connector), uncut and unspliced wires following the Fiero factory wiring colors to the twin H9 connectors.
The H9 connectors I use are OEM grade weather sealed connectors with an outer housing for quick and easy release from the bulb. This aids in changing the bulb without damaging the connector. Click the image for a larger view.


In this shot, you can see one of my Front mount battery harnesses, a Bosch style skirted relay made by Hella, the Metri-pack weather sealed socket for the relay with both the bottom seal and the accordion seal for the relay. The skirt seals against the accordion seal. Also visible are the "male" power connection (top left) along with it's wire seal. Two small samples of the engine bay grade wire loom. A ring terminal that features a brazed split (makes it one piece, a more solid mechanical and electrical connection). A fuse/power socket with it's accordion seal and the wire seal (Bottom right with green seal). You will notice the fuse holders also feature the accordion seal and cover for a nice weather tight connection. No wire corrosion here.
On top of that, high beam has it's own fuse, and low beam has it's own. These are fully isolated circuits with a dedicated power connection to each relay. If you blow a fuse late at night, you can still get home.


A completed harness without the H4 connector (special order). Notice the extra piece of wire loom taped to the harness. This is so that once this harness is installed and the client has spliced the wires to the OEM wires, he or she can loom them.


An unloomed harness with H4 connector. (Standard Tier 2.) This one is ready to be loomed and shipped. Notice how the harnesses are identical to each other, except for the H4? Standardization makes this a solid design with no chance of failure when installed properly. There are no wire splices on this harness.


This harness sold here is the competition.I am sure it gets the job done. But even with heat shrink, those wire splices scare me, and I can't get past the appearance of the harness. The harness features a single fuse for both high and low beam. If you pop this fuse late at night and have no spares, you are hosed.



Edit: The competition has removed the photo of this harness from the thread...

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 08-03-2009).]

GMEFiero MSG #88, 08-01-2009 10:56 PM
      looks good cant wait

Synthesis MSG #89, 08-10-2009 08:46 AM
      The rest of the paid harnesses have been manufactured and packaged, but shipping has been delayed until Thursday due to an unforeseen medical expense involving 4 stitches, and my right butt cheek. (Please, don't ask.) The hospital and their "You pay now" attitude is pissing me off.

For those who have stuck with me for this long, thank you so much for your patience. I will be making extra harnesses to have on hand during my down time this week for others who want one.


pontiackid86 (phllyracer@aol.com) MSG #90, 08-11-2009 02:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

The rest of the paid harnesses have been manufactured and packaged, but shipping has been delayed until Thursday due to an unforeseen medical expense involving 4 stitches, and my right butt cheek. (Please, don't ask.) The hospital and their "You pay now" attitude is pissing me off.

For those who have stuck with me for this long, thank you so much for your patience. I will be making extra harnesses to have on hand during my down time this week for others who want one.

......... I have to ask. What the hell did you do?



Synthesis MSG #91, 08-11-2009 09:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by pontiackid86:

......... I have to ask. What the hell did you do?


Ever carry tools around in your back pocket?

Ever forget that one of them was super sharp?

Every forget they were there?

Ever sit down with them in there?

Yeah, I deserve a point notched out of my man card for that one.


GMEFiero MSG #92, 08-11-2009 10:59 AM
      nice lol

i guess this belongs on another episode of when good tools go bad


Synthesis MSG #93, 09-03-2009 09:51 AM
      A bump to the top...

If you have paid me, and not received your harness, please PM me. I had some trouble with my paypal and lost my payment records for the last 6 months.

I am waiting on them to restore it for me.


Synthesis MSG #94, 09-03-2009 08:26 PM
      Keep this one at the top.

I hired someone to help with harnesses. I should be able to churn them out a bit quicker now.

Again, if you paid and have not received, PLEASE PM me so I can remedy this immediately.


Synthesis MSG #95, 09-14-2009 12:22 PM
      Bump to the top.

If you have not received your harness yet, PLEASE PM me.

I ordered additional supplies today to complete more harnesses, but am low on Headlamp plugs for the H9 bulbs. I will be ordering those next week.



Synthesis MSG #96, 09-19-2009 04:59 PM
      Bump to the top...

Have not received any PMs from anyone.

Trinten, yours was delayed due to my own stupidly busy schedule lately. Disaster recovery at work SUCKS.


FieroJonney (a2xhero@yahoo.com) MSG #97, 09-21-2009 01:07 AM
      bump

Trinten MSG #98, 09-21-2009 10:47 AM
      Heya Chris,

I haven't received mine yet. **EDIT** just caught your post from the 19th saying that there was another delay on mine. I know you're super busy and all, but I think we're coming up on two months here...

[This message has been edited by Trinten (edited 09-21-2009).]

Nilknarf MSG #99, 09-21-2009 12:23 PM
      Put me down for a Tier 3 harness. PM sent

Trinten MSG #100, 09-25-2009 01:18 PM
      Hey Chris,

Still waiting on an update about when you'll be re-shipping my harness....


Trinten MSG #101, 09-30-2009 02:08 PM
      Played phone tag with Chris (Synthesis) last night, his computer has been down which is why he hasn't been on or posted. He's got the parts to fix his system, so will hopefully be back on soon.

Synthesis MSG #102, 09-30-2009 03:31 PM
      Yep. Sorry about all that. Trinten, your's went out today to G-boro NC.
When you get it, give me a yell. We'll go through the install process so you get it down. It is simple to install, just time consuming.


Sourmug MSG #103, 09-30-2009 06:55 PM
      Chris:

What is the status of my harness too? Thanks


Synthesis MSG #104, 09-30-2009 08:50 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Sourmug:

Chris:

What is the status of my harness too? Thanks


Yours is waiting to have the H9 connectors and the loom put on. It will ship out on Tuesday of next week...


Sourmug MSG #105, 09-30-2009 10:29 PM
      Thanks Chris.

Trinten MSG #106, 10-02-2009 11:37 PM
      My harness showed up today. It looks top quality, like it came from a factory. I'm going to try to photograph the install process so we'll have a visual aid. And probably bug Chris quite a bit in the process.



Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #107, 10-03-2009 12:00 AM
      And I'm still interested in getting a T3 (and buckets), just whenever you get caught up

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #108, 10-03-2009 01:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Trinten:
And probably bug Chris quite a bit in the process.


Sounds like fun.


zigaroo MSG #109, 10-10-2009 05:37 PM
      Updates?

CowsPatoot MSG #110, 10-11-2009 01:42 AM
      I am sure this doesn't need to be said...but I had to comment. I got the chance to see one of Synthesis's harnesses in person today, and I was impressed. Good heavy gauge wire....factory coloring on all connections....very nice looking looms...top quality workmanship. The wiring was all set at just the right length...long enough that it was easy to work with, but short enough that there weren't sloppy ends. Great job, Synthesis....

Just remember guys....this doesn't replace your original harness, it is in addition to the original. The original harness is still needed to run the relays (H4 connection to this harness), turn signals, headlight motors, and the rest of the electrical up front.


Trinten MSG #111, 10-14-2009 03:21 PM
      Hey everyone,

Just wanted to say that the harness does look fantastic, and I'm working on doing a write-up for installing them. I had put the harness in and wired it up this past weekend, but with sending the pictures to Synthesis, it seems I hadn't done it quite as he had intended, so I want to get out there and get it done right (or as close to right as possible in my car) before the write up.

Overall, for the way I did it, once I had an idea of what I was doing, it shouldn't take more than an hour to put in... depending on rusty bolts.

And a thanks to CowsPatoot for giving me a hand with it starting off!


Synthesis MSG #112, 10-14-2009 03:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Trinten:

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to say that the harness does look fantastic, and I'm working on doing a write-up for installing them. I had put the harness in and wired it up this past weekend, but with sending the pictures to Synthesis, it seems I hadn't done it quite as he had intended, so I want to get out there and get it done right (or as close to right as possible in my car) before the write up.

Overall, for the way I did it, once I had an idea of what I was doing, it shouldn't take more than an hour to put in... depending on rusty bolts.

And a thanks to CowsPatoot for giving me a hand with it starting off!


Trinten,

Sorry about that, wasn't trying to knock the install on it at all... I will see if I can get some photos of how it is mounted and run in my car when I run to the shop and check on the buckets tonight. I am finally feeling well enough to leave the house, and need to ship a 7730 ECM and a harness this week that was scheduled to go out last week.


Nilknarf MSG #113, 10-14-2009 04:40 PM
      Payment Sent. PM Sent

Trinten MSG #114, 10-15-2009 12:04 PM
      Hey Synthesis,

I didn't take it as a knock at all! No worries. Without power at the moment I couldn't raise the lights and check it out. If I could, I'd probably have seen what you saw to know how I should have run them to begin with!



Sourmug MSG #115, 10-23-2009 02:42 PM
      Synthesis;

I received my harness today and I have to say that I am very pleased with the quality. Very professional!

I highly recommend this for those thinking of purchasing a harness.

Sent you a PM and have left positive feedback.

Thanks!
Nolan


ccfiero350 (chuckcamp@gmail.com) MSG #116, 11-05-2009 03:39 PM
      Is there a tier 3, front battery harness still available?



JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #117, 11-12-2009 10:25 PM
      Is there still a rear battery mount, tier 3 harness available? If so I'm interested

Synthesis MSG #118, 11-12-2009 11:20 PM
      Yes, but they are not made. I have two to finish for two very patient people... Need to loom them.

There is a delay on harnesses right now, as life has kicked in again. I will finish the incompletes, and then determine what I have available.

Sorry for the delay guys.


timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #119, 11-14-2009 09:29 PM
      Bump

mikejhjr (hiersperformanceinc@comcast.net) MSG #120, 11-14-2009 11:15 PM
      If possible, could I get on the list for a tier 3 harness for a front mount battery?

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #121, 11-25-2009 04:09 PM
      bump


QUIKRIDE86 (quikride86@yahoo.com) MSG #122, 12-01-2009 04:15 PM
      How much would the cost be (and the waiting time) for a Tier 3 (all lights on with high beams) to be hardwired into the original wiring as opposed to plugged in to the OEM HL sockets? Steve

Synthesis MSG #123, 12-01-2009 04:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by QUIKRIDE86:

How much would the cost be (and the waiting time) for a Tier 3 (all lights on with high beams) to be hardwired into the original wiring as opposed to plugged in to the OEM HL sockets? Steve


It only cuts 5 bucks off the price of the harness. I send you a harness without the H4 connector, and you solder and tape or heatshrink.


Nilknarf MSG #124, 12-04-2009 01:02 PM
      Chris, PM sent and free bump

Synthesis MSG #125, 12-04-2009 02:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nilknarf:

Chris, PM sent and free bump


PM responded to. And thanks for the bump!


hammer18 (snwbdr0016@aol.com) MSG #126, 12-18-2009 12:15 PM
      put me down for tier 3 harness, front mount battery. and ill give you cash on monday at the meeting.

Thanks

Tyler


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #127, 12-18-2009 03:20 PM
      one tier 3 harness for me, money will be send soon, rear mount battery

DaveP (dqprd@earthlink.net) MSG #128, 12-21-2009 12:09 AM
      Put me down for one tier 3 harness, rear mount battery.
Payment sent.
Thanks, Dave


Jay-ID (daehkcuf@hotmail.com) MSG #129, 12-21-2009 01:19 PM
      I'm interested. PM sent.

timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #130, 12-27-2009 10:33 PM
      bump


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #131, 12-29-2009 02:35 PM
      This update from Synthesis:

Harnesses are done and packed. No one is at the shop this week, so I will have to get down there myself.

So they should be going out soon.


Synthesis MSG #132, 12-30-2009 07:02 PM
      Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates.
PFF is blocked at work again, and I have been running my ass off lately. I have completed the existing paid harnesses, some of them have to go out with buckets.

I am catching up on the rest shortly. I have everything but the plastic H9 inserts to complete the bulb connection. Those are on their way.


timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #133, 12-31-2009 01:51 AM
      Sent you apayment for a Tier 3 harness (rear mount battery), and shipping. Total was $154.00 via pp. Let me know if this isn't right. Marked it as gift. Thanks!

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #134, 01-01-2010 02:52 AM
      PM'd

timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #135, 01-06-2010 04:33 AM
      bump

Synthesis MSG #136, 01-11-2010 09:15 AM
      Hey guys. Harnesses are a pain in the backside right now, but I am working on them.

I have a few close to completion, two or three completed, and the rest in progress.

These things take some time to assemble, and working with the small parts causes my hands to cramp.

I am getting them done, I have been so busy lately that I haven't even had internet time.

I am sorry for the delay. I will be updating this thread more often.


timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #137, 01-11-2010 10:27 AM
      No worries!

Nilknarf MSG #138, 01-11-2010 12:42 PM
      Sounds Good!!

Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #139, 01-12-2010 02:27 PM
      Just sent payment for my buckets & need a tier 3 harness, front mount battery with no H4 connector. Please PM price needed to ship to FL & can they be sent with the buckets? Sorry if this has been asked. Didn't have time to read entire thread.



carbonfiber_kid (keith69@ameritech.net) MSG #140, 01-13-2010 08:47 PM
      Please add me to the tier 2 list with a front mounted battery. Zip is 48371
When you are ready let me know and i will send you the money
thanks keith

[This message has been edited by carbonfiber_kid (edited 01-13-2010).]

DaveP (dqprd@earthlink.net) MSG #141, 01-14-2010 10:55 PM
      Chris,
PM sent.


Eau_Rouge MSG #142, 01-15-2010 10:39 PM
      Hi Chris,

I want to send payment for a tier 3 harness. Can you just tell me how much to add for shipping to Mississauga Ontario Canada.

Thanks


ccfiero350 (chuckcamp@gmail.com) MSG #143, 01-17-2010 08:27 PM
      I like to get a tier 3, front battery harness also. Are they available?



Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #144, 01-18-2010 11:16 AM
      Please see my post of 01-12-10 above. Need answer. Harry



zigaroo MSG #145, 01-19-2010 07:20 PM
      Guys, I am still waiting for my tier 3 harness (to be completed still?) which I paid for on Sep 1 09. Any presumptions that these are turned out on a weekly basis should be shot-down.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #146, 01-20-2010 06:45 PM
      Synthesis will be updating the thread and answering all the questions ASAP. He just got his car running again and is getting caught up on the PM's and emails.

Thanks for your patience.



Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #147, 01-22-2010 06:19 PM
      payment send.

Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #148, 01-28-2010 07:58 PM
      Have you receive the money???

Synthesis MSG #149, 01-29-2010 11:17 AM
      Yes I did.

The H9 connectors should ship this next week. They are on backorder.



Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #150, 02-03-2010 10:09 PM
      Pymt sent for tier 3, front mount, no H-4. Please let me know approx wait time. Thanks.



Synthesis MSG #151, 02-04-2010 11:21 AM
      Received your payment.

Received another email from the distributor today stating that the ETA on parts is now May.

Screw that. I am looking at two other vendors, one has parts in, but won't give me a price quote until I fill out paperwork, and the other has parts in, and I am waiting to hear back.

I will finish and ship what I have, and the rest will have to wait until parts come in.


JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #152, 02-04-2010 01:17 PM
      By any chance is mine one of the completed harnesses?

I'm not in a rush...just curious


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #153, 02-07-2010 08:06 PM
      bump for update

wdg88gt (wdg222@gmail.com) MSG #154, 02-11-2010 12:24 AM
      Payment sent for a tier 3 harness with rear battery connection.

QUIKRIDE86 (quikride86@yahoo.com) MSG #155, 02-18-2010 08:21 AM
      Does anyone know the status of these harness? Are anymore being produced? I have PM'd Fiero1Fan twice asking if I can order a Tier 3 (all lights on high beam) for front battery harness and never got a reply. Has anyone else gotten a response recently? I know he may be tied up with the headlight buckets (which came out great by the way). Steve

[This message has been edited by QUIKRIDE86 (edited 02-18-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #156, 02-18-2010 09:59 AM
      Hey guys. I got some H9s in, they aren't the normal ones I use, but they appear to be similar quality. I am catching up on the existing orders before accepting new ones.

I will keep everyone informed and updated. Once I have shipped all (very) outstanding orders, I will then make sure I have all of the supplies on hand before taking new orders.

Sorry for the delay. I will get these caught up. A bit overextended here with the buckets, the lamps AND the harnesses.


QUIKRIDE86 (quikride86@yahoo.com) MSG #157, 02-18-2010 10:38 AM
      Great! Figured you guys were backed up a bit. No problem.....just glad there's someone out there willing to make some good stuff for our cars! Must be nice to have a product that people can't wait to give you money for huh! LOL. Let me know when these are available again. Steve

quikride86@yahoo.com


Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #158, 02-18-2010 01:08 PM
      PM sent regarding my pending harness.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #159, 02-18-2010 03:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by QUIKRIDE86:
I have PM'd Fiero1Fan twice asking if I can order a Tier 3 (all lights on high beam) for front battery harness and never got a reply
Steve



Sorry Steve, I don't know what happened but I never received any PM's from you about a harness. I just checked my PM list to be sure..... the last PM I have from you was 12/01/09 about the buckets.

[This message has been edited by Fiero1Fan (edited 02-18-2010).]

Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #160, 02-24-2010 11:09 AM
      Chris, I see where you have started a new thread on another subject and have posted on other threads in the last few days. I'd sure appreciate an answer to my PM to you of 02-18 mentioned above. All I'm asking is send my harness (paid for) without the unobtainum H-9 connectors & I'll finish it. Trying to make it easier on you & want my lights installed for Daytona meet. I see no reason why you can't do this. Please reply.



Synthesis MSG #161, 02-24-2010 11:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Dirty Harry:

Chris, I see where you have started a new thread on another subject and have posted on other threads in the last few days. I'd sure appreciate an answer to my PM to you of 02-18 mentioned above. All I'm asking is send my harness (paid for) without the unobtainum H-9 connectors & I'll finish it. Trying to make it easier on you & want my lights installed for Daytona meet. I see no reason why you can't do this. Please reply.



I sent you a PM about 30 minutes ago.


Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #162, 02-24-2010 11:47 AM
      I'm confused! Yes, you did send a PM thirty minutes ago but it was titled "New Nose Fi512 by Amidas FieroVation... any interest?" so I hadn't read it yet and naturally didn't connect it to my harness. You now say you "have H-9 connectors in and will get harnesses out very very soon". I'm really disappointed that in the weeks you've been hunting H-9 connectors, you haven't been making any harnesses to simply add the connectors to when received. I realize you've been involved with Tyler, had car problems, had computer access problems at work. etc. etc. However, you shouldn't ignore paid customers waiting for goods while you spend a lot of time creating & posting on many other threads. I'd like to have my harness and would prefer to not wait for "soon".

[This message has been edited by Dirty Harry (edited 02-24-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #163, 02-24-2010 12:20 PM
      Harnesses have been assembled. I just have to get the H9s on them.

And yes, it was my open window that I responded out of. Sorry for the confusion. I just have to get H9s on the harnesses and then box and ship.



Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #164, 02-24-2010 12:38 PM
      Thanks, I appreciate your response.

FieroJonney (a2xhero@yahoo.com) MSG #165, 02-25-2010 02:52 AM
      So harnesses are going to be shipped by next week?! :-D
Got my buckets, love them, got the 90mm modules, love them, only need the harness now.
Can't wait!


timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #166, 02-25-2010 12:01 PM
     

zigaroo MSG #167, 02-25-2010 12:35 PM
      Next week will be 8 months of waiting for me!

FieroJonney (a2xhero@yahoo.com) MSG #168, 03-01-2010 04:16 AM
      first time i saw the upgrade was 8 months ago, and i said i had to have it! best upgrade i will have by far

Synthesis MSG #169, 03-01-2010 10:49 AM
      Great news! Completed several harnesses with the samples I ordered, and have been in contact with a vendor. They actually designed their own H9s to resolve the shortage on the market.

The issue I have with finding a "suitable" connector is that I want the ability to be able to unplug the wire without prying on plastic tabs which can and will break.

The original H9s I used just required squeezing the sides, and it released. These new ones do need to have the tabs pulled to release, BUT, they also have a shielded ridge over the top of the lock tab to prevent movement that would break the lock tab.

I have another batch being shipped today, and shipping on the first sets will begin this week.

Dirty Harry, yours is in this batch, Jonney, and Alibi, yours as well.

Please send me PMs with addresses to verify against my lists.

If you have ordered a harness, please send me a PM with your address.

I will be shipping T3 harnesses to all at no additional cost. To convert permanently to T2, you simply snip a connection.


Nilknarf MSG #170, 03-01-2010 11:35 AM
      Chris,

Where am I on the shipping list for Tier III? Soon hopefully PM sent

[This message has been edited by Nilknarf (edited 03-01-2010).]

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #171, 03-01-2010 12:03 PM
      PM'd

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #172, 03-01-2010 02:56 PM
      Glad to hear you got the H9 connector debacle resolved

Sending a PM w/ my addy to double check against yours.


ccfiero350 (chuckcamp@gmail.com) MSG #173, 03-01-2010 05:15 PM
      PM sent



DaveP (dqprd@earthlink.net) MSG #174, 03-01-2010 09:47 PM
      Chris,
PM sent.
Dave


Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #175, 03-03-2010 12:09 PM
      PM sent. Will my harness come without the H-9 connectors or complete? Would rather have it complete but need it soon for the Daytona meet. Thanks.



Synthesis MSG #176, 03-03-2010 03:15 PM
      Harry,

Yours has the H9 connectors.


wdg88gt (wdg222@gmail.com) MSG #177, 03-04-2010 09:27 PM
      PM sent with address

timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #178, 03-06-2010 12:46 AM
      Bump for an update.

Synthesis MSG #179, 03-07-2010 07:21 PM
      Sorry for the delay, have not had PC access with regularity this weekend. Harnesses are boxed and labeled with those who have sent me their addresses for confirmation.

Again, T3s for everyone, with all connectors, including the H4s. If you ordered one without the H4, just cut the plug off and toss it. Easier for me to bulk the same harness over and over vs customized until I get caught up.


Synthesis MSG #180, 03-09-2010 02:52 PM
      Wait, what's this? An update?

Yes!

I shipped the first of many harnesses today!

I have 11 more roughed/completed. I have an order from a local (read 15 miles away) supplier I am waiting on so I can finish the 12g wires in the relay sockets. Ran out of the 12g terminals, and only have the 14-16 left.. They won't crimp onto the 12g wire. did not realize I was that low on them.

Should have those tomorrow or Thursday.

I still need mailing addresses from more of you..


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #181, 03-09-2010 05:22 PM
      Huzzah! Looks like I'll be installing my buckets this weekend then, as long as the weather is decent

I'll take a few pictures along the way and post them here after I get it all together and working. BTW, I'm still waffling on whether to paint the buckets or not...


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #182, 03-09-2010 05:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:
BTW, I'm still waffling on whether to paint the buckets or not...


Paint them, you'll be happier.


Synthesis MSG #183, 03-09-2010 05:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:

Huzzah! Looks like I'll be installing my buckets this weekend then, as long as the weather is decent

I'll take a few pictures along the way and post them here after I get it all together and working. BTW, I'm still waffling on whether to paint the buckets or not...


Use an etching primer over the galvanic coating, then paint with a flat or semi-gloss paint.

The etching primer will bond better and allow the paint to stick hard. If you have an oven you can bake painted parts in, let them cure up to no tack when touched, then bake at low temp for 30 minutes. Will set the paint hard.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #184, 03-09-2010 09:35 PM
      I know, its just that the nickle plating has grown on me since the buckets have been sitting in my living room. We'll see... I can always take them apart and paint them later. I know I risk breaking the plastic adjuster holders, but I can always just leave them in and paint around them

Synthesis MSG #185, 03-09-2010 09:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:

I know, its just that the nickle plating has grown on me since the buckets have been sitting in my living room. We'll see... I can always take them apart and paint them later. I know I risk breaking the plastic adjuster holders, but I can always just leave them in and paint around them


Heh...

Zinc actually.
And it dulls over time. Won't stay shiny.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #186, 03-09-2010 09:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

And it dulls over time. Won't stay shiny.


Awwwwwwwwww, shucks

Clear coat!


Synthesis MSG #187, 03-09-2010 09:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:


Awwwwwwwwww, shucks

Clear coat!


LOL

Entirely up to you.
I'd still suggest a flat black or a semi-gloss black.


timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #188, 03-13-2010 09:53 PM
      Help! I'm dyin for wirin please update!

Nilknarf MSG #189, 03-17-2010 10:03 AM
      Bump, PM sent.

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #190, 03-19-2010 08:29 PM
      No wires have came in the mail yet? UPS Ground is usually 3-7 days, isn't it?

And on the buckets, I found in another thread that truck bed liner works really well (as long as the holes are masked off first). Not sure if I'll go that route either but its a possibility.


timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #191, 03-20-2010 03:03 AM
      And we have.......WIRES!!! Let me first say that Chris' work is nothing short of OEM quality. I was quite simply blown away at how well the harness was built, and it was definitelly worth every second of waiting! I thought about making my own as I routinelly wire equipment and controls for a living, but there is no way I could have produced this quality of work for the price. The packaging was also first rate as was the packaging for the Hella(s). Many thanks to Synthesis and Fiero1fan for putting together this badly needed upgrade for our babies. I have seen few other mods which have the immediate visual impact of the new light system for such a modest price and skill level.

Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #192, 03-20-2010 12:18 PM
      Got mine & impressed with the quality. Thanks much, Harry



Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #193, 03-20-2010 02:26 PM
      Sweet, I should get mine in soon too then

Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #194, 03-21-2010 08:36 PM
      bump for update, will I receive mine soon???

Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #195, 03-22-2010 10:02 AM
      Want to order a T1. Is that feasable? PM sent. Thanks.

Synthesis MSG #196, 03-23-2010 05:52 PM
      Update:

For those of you who are just now getting your harnesses, I am working on instructions for them.

Below are five images showing the routing for these.

The first image is a view of the driver's side headlight motor from the INSIDE, near the cooling fan.

The wire loom on the left is the new harness running up behind the motor, and then up through the original opening that the H4 passed through.
The H4 would normally be visible at the bottom left corner of this image, and your factory H4 would plug into it. This harness is the very first harness, and the H4 was removed. The routing between all revisions of the harnesses are identical.


The second image is a broader view of the same area. See how it runs?


The third image is a top down view of the passenger side motor. You can see the loom behind it, and where it runs down under the overflow jug.


This image is a different angle, and you can see it drop down below the jug. The jug MUST be removed from the trunk wall and moved forward to route the harness, then put back in place after the harness is behind and under the rubber hose.


This last image shows the driver's side from the top, where the main trunk of the harness will route up from in front, and then behind the motor to cross the car.



The Relays mount on the PASSENGER SIDE of the vehicle, on the FRONT of the headlight area. They CAN be mounted on the inner steel fender forward of the hole that the side marker light runs through. Mount them as low as possible, and route the wires around the side.

All harnesses are built on a peg board and use the same length wires, so all will match up on any Fiero (tested and confirmed with 84-88).
If you are having issues with items not reaching where they should when routed as I have listed above, then verify your relays are where they should be. I will have pictures of this later tonight.

Also, please note that the BLUE wire is LOW BEAM, and the WHITE wire is HIGH BEAM. The harness will come up through the opening, and the long section will go straight to the high beam, and the low beam will be the "T" off of the long section.

I am working on instructions, and hope to have some available soon.

Also, I am still manufacturing harnesses, I am catching up, and have supplies on hand. Thank you for your patience. They are shipping.

Alibi, PM sent. Please get back to me.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 03-23-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #197, 03-23-2010 05:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alex4mula:

Want to order a T1. Is that feasable? PM sent. Thanks.


PM sent.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #198, 03-23-2010 08:09 PM
      PM sent, Still no box

Eau_Rouge MSG #199, 03-23-2010 08:48 PM
      Want to know how much shipping for a harness will be to Canada. P.M sent, please respond.

Thanks


Synthesis MSG #200, 03-26-2010 08:29 AM
      Alex4Mula, boxed, ready to ship.

Others, still catching up on Tier3. Alibi, found your box on my doorstep yesterday afternoon. It never even made it out of this post office here. Badly damaged box, harness is fine.

I will rebox and ship to you tomorrow, Monday at the latest from a different location.

BtotheB... I need your new address. With the extra crap going on, it makes sense to send everything to your new place. I know I have it, but get numerous PMs a day, and searching PMs is impossible.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 03-26-2010).]

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #201, 03-26-2010 11:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

Alibi, found your box on my doorstep yesterday afternoon. It never even made it out of this post office here. Badly damaged box, harness is fine.

I will rebox and ship to you tomorrow, Monday at the latest from a different location.



Thanks for the update I've been dropping by my apartment office asking if a box had come in for the last week or so with no luck. Its odd that it never even made it out of your post office -- do they have trained chimps or something working there that randomly lose things?

Anyway, so if it goes out tomorrow or Monday, I should have it by Friday-ish at the latest, so that still works. If the weather is nice next weekend, I'll install it and try to take pictures along the way

Edit: Page ownage! Do I get a cookie?

[This message has been edited by Alibi (edited 03-26-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #202, 03-26-2010 01:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:


Thanks for the update I've been dropping by my apartment office asking if a box had come in for the last week or so with no luck. Its odd that it never even made it out of your post office -- do they have trained chimps or something working there that randomly lose things?

Anyway, so if it goes out tomorrow or Monday, I should have it by Friday-ish at the latest, so that still works. If the weather is nice next weekend, I'll install it and try to take pictures along the way

Edit: Page ownage! Do I get a cookie?



Why yes, yes they do have trained chimps.. I ship from the post office across from my work, since it is close and convenient. They have done a lot of harm.

There is a post office near my place at home, that if I can skip out of work early enough, I can ship from... I think if I went through a different office, there wouldn't be much issue.

I did file a formal complaint after the previous package showed back up at my house with a label that had been very wet. I think someone at the USPS hates his/her job.


Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #203, 03-29-2010 01:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

Alex4Mula, boxed, ready to ship.

..



Great! Thanks


Synthesis MSG #204, 03-31-2010 04:23 PM
      Hey guys...

I am sorry I have been off for a few days. Still waiting on the insurance check to come in, work is moving me to another state, and I am trying to get things finished up on harnesses, headlights and buckets before the move.

I will update again when I get back to a PC. I have not forgotten about anyone, and I am working on these franticly.

TY for your patience.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #205, 04-03-2010 05:18 PM
      Did you have a chance to get my box re-mailed last week? I still haven't seen it show up yet...

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #206, 04-05-2010 08:16 PM
      Checked again today, still no box I hope the USPS hasn't lost it again...

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #207, 04-06-2010 05:21 PM
      Hi Alibi, just talked to Synthesis and he wants me to let you know that he is not ignoring you. He is no longer allowed to use his PC at work for private internet usage. Neither does he have a working PC at home yet. Still fighting with the Insurance company. He will be getting your package out to you and the others that are still waiting.

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #208, 04-06-2010 05:58 PM
      Thanks for the update

I know he's busy and his interwebs are limited so its OK.


Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #209, 04-06-2010 08:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

Alex4Mula, boxed, ready to ship.
..



Did it ship already? Very anxious looking every day at the mailbox


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #210, 04-10-2010 05:07 PM
      Just talked to Synthesis and he has a new PC now. He is checking PM's, emails and getting harness' ready. He will be posting updates shortly.

Synthesis MSG #211, 04-14-2010 03:02 PM
      I am here finally. Bypassing the firewall at work, so can't stay long. Alibi, I need to finally ship yours tomorrow. I am so sorry for the delay.


Thank you for your patience. I finally have a home PC again, and am working on getting some actual PC time on it.


Nilknarf MSG #212, 04-14-2010 05:50 PM
      OOPS double post...

[This message has been edited by Nilknarf (edited 04-14-2010).]

Nilknarf MSG #213, 04-14-2010 05:54 PM
      What about me?? Still waiting for Tier III harness and Modules..... PM Sent with Addy.

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #214, 04-14-2010 06:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

I am here finally. Bypassing the firewall at work, so can't stay long. Alibi, I need to finally ship yours tomorrow. I am so sorry for the delay.


Thank you for your patience. I finally have a home PC again, and am working on getting some actual PC time on it.


Yay! My poor lights and buckets have been ever so lonely just sitting on a shelf


Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #215, 04-18-2010 08:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:


Yay! My poor lights and buckets have been ever so lonely just sitting on a shelf


DITTO


Sourmug MSG #216, 04-18-2010 08:44 PM
      ...

[This message has been edited by Sourmug (edited 04-22-2010).]

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #217, 04-19-2010 02:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alex4mula:


DITTO


Double ditto


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #218, 04-21-2010 09:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

I am here finally. Bypassing the firewall at work, so can't stay long. Alibi, I need to finally ship yours tomorrow. I am so sorry for the delay.


Still no box When should I expect these to get in? Packages usually make it in under 6 days unless some trained chimpanzees got a hold of it again.


Sourmug MSG #219, 04-22-2010 12:25 AM
      Got mine all installed today! The brackets, harnesses and the modules are all top notch. Highly recommend this to everyone.

Thanks Again Chris!
Nolan


Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #220, 04-22-2010 10:25 PM
      Any updates?? Has been one long month... An update at least would be nice.

carbon MSG #221, 04-23-2010 03:18 PM
      Synthesis just started a new job that takes up no less than 12 hours a day... one way commute is almost 2 hrs...

I am not here to make excuses for him, but I can say that the harnesses are worth every penny. Hopefully he will get back on here soon.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #222, 04-26-2010 02:24 PM
      Bump for an update

I know he's busy, but I'm on the 3rd or 4th "it'll be in the mail tomorrow" sort of thing in the last couple of months and I just want to know whats up

[This message has been edited by Alibi (edited 04-26-2010).]

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #223, 04-26-2010 03:08 PM
      I am trying to get in contact with Synthesis to get a status update for everyone.

Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #224, 04-26-2010 10:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

I am trying to get in contact with Synthesis to get a status update for everyone.


That wouild be fantastic. Tks


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #225, 04-27-2010 07:52 AM
      Here is an update from Synthesis:

"Hey Timo. I am on my phone right now. Comcast shut my internet off early, when I requested it be shut off at the end of the month. Moving on Friday.
Shipping boxes today.
Will have a list of names for you later if I can sign on from work. Alex4mula harness out today, bunch of lights and buckets
I can't even check my email right now. Work has me so busy. and the network is locked down.

And please tell everyone thank you from me. I will be shipping almost everything this week. I have 7 boxes out today, and another 12 stacked."

Sounds good to me....


Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #226, 04-27-2010 04:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Here is an update from Synthesis:

"Hey Timo. I am on my phone right now. Comcast shut my internet off early, when I requested it be shut off at the end of the month. Moving on Friday.
Shipping boxes today.
Will have a list of names for you later if I can sign on from work. Alex4mula harness out today, bunch of lights and buckets
I can't even check my email right now. Work has me so busy. and the network is locked down.

And please tell everyone thank you from me. I will be shipping almost everything this week. I have 7 boxes out today, and another 12 stacked."

Sounds good to me....


Sounds good to me too. Thanks again


zigaroo MSG #227, 04-27-2010 10:17 PM
      I hope one of them is mine.

I think it's been seven months since my payment for the harness? I can't remember anymore, heh.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #228, 04-28-2010 01:34 AM
      Works for me. So assuming he gets everything in the mail in the next day or two I'll have my harness within the week. It sucks that hes been so swamped with work and now moving on top of getting the light/buckets/harness project done too.

Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #229, 04-29-2010 09:50 PM
      Got mine today. It's so nice!

Nilknarf MSG #230, 05-02-2010 10:49 PM
      Bump.... Still waiting for Tier III harness to arrive... Been waiting since 10/14/09

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #231, 05-06-2010 07:33 PM
      I just talked to Synthesis on the phone. He is in his new house and job. The job doesn't allow personal Internet access and Charter has not hooked up his internet connection yet. He doesn't have access to his email where all the shipping information is stored.

He has several boxes of Lights, buckets and harness' ready to ship but can't ship without the address'. Charter is suppose to be at his place tomorrow to hook up the internet and he is trying to get authorization at work to unblock PFF.

Keep your fingers crossed that one or the other gets him back on the net tomorrow. Then the shipments will continue.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #232, 05-12-2010 12:50 PM
      I'm moving out at the end of the month... any chance I'll get this before I move?

Nilknarf MSG #233, 05-12-2010 04:19 PM
      SAME HERE!!! I am moving June 11 and am hoping I will get this before then...

Nilknarf MSG #234, 05-17-2010 02:00 PM
      Anyone heard back from Synthesis? I have sent him PM's and no response. Trying to get a hold of him for my Harness as I am moving at the end of the month and would like to get it before then.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #235, 05-17-2010 02:46 PM
      Here is the last info I received yesterday:

Charter has promised me a fix this week. I have four sets of headlamps to ship, have shipping addresses, and will ship those on Wednesday / Thursday now !FINALLY!. That will complete all of the lamps. Have harnesses going out at the same time through Friday. That should catch me up. I had to order more wire loom, they shipped it to my old address.

Have to pick that up, and finish looming the harnesses. Had a forum member over last night helping me assemble harnesses. He was one of the build team members.


JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #236, 05-19-2010 09:42 PM
      Wondering if I'm going to get mine soon? People who paid after I did have already been recieving their harness' 2 months before me...

Nilknarf MSG #237, 05-19-2010 10:54 PM
      JPD88FieroGT.... I might have you beat. I paid for mine on 10-14-09.

Synthesis MSG #238, 05-19-2010 11:01 PM
      Finally made it back online.. Only took Charter 2 weeks to resolve the cable modem issue with a new cable line. I fought tooth and nail to get it.

First. I am sorry it has taken me so damned long. This will never happen again. Harnesses will be produced and THEN sold, after I have them on hand.

I let life and other things take priority over paid clientèle, and because of that, have sullied my reputation on this forum.
I am sincerely sorry. If you have met me in real life, you would know I am not the type of person to screw someone over. But many of you do not know me in real life, so all I can rely on is my forum persona, and that leaves a lot to be desired during the last year.
I deserve any negative ratings I may get, and poor feedback. Actually, if you feel it is needed, I would ask that you rate me accordingly.

Harnesses, the remainder of the lights and a few other things that need to ship will be going out tomorrow. Guaranteed.

I should be completely caught up by tomorrow afternoon with lights and harnesses.
I even have a few more ready to box and ship.

If any of you make it to the Dells, or the Tyler Show, I owe you a beer, and a whole lot more because of your patience with me.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 05-19-2010).]

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #239, 05-20-2010 01:23 AM
      Sounds good to me, I'll send my buckets to powdercoating this week then . I understand that life got in the way and I don't have a problem with it. Just wanted my questions answered, and they got answered . You definitely won't be getting a bad feedback from me. If you offer something in the future that I am interested in, I wouldn't hesitate on purchasing it.

And Nilknarf, you have me beat, but I'm glad mines coming soon

-Jordan


labbe001 MSG #240, 05-20-2010 01:01 PM
      hey synthesis....i've sent you a couple of pm's and asked about getting a 3 tier harness....i know you've been very busy but if things are plaining out for you, i'd like to get one of these harnesses from you....if you don't have the time or resources right now, i understand.....if you could just let me know, i would greatly appreciate it

Synthesis MSG #241, 05-20-2010 02:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by labbe001:

hey synthesis....i've sent you a couple of pm's and asked about getting a 3 tier harness....i know you've been very busy but if things are plaining out for you, i'd like to get one of these harnesses from you....if you don't have the time or resources right now, i understand.....if you could just let me know, i would greatly appreciate it


I have you down for a Tier 3, and was planning on shipping one to you today...
Rear mount or front mount?


CheshireGrin (woodmanr@uwindsor.ca) MSG #242, 05-20-2010 03:06 PM
      sending pm

labbe001 MSG #243, 05-20-2010 04:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:


I have you down for a Tier 3, and was planning on shipping one to you today...
Rear mount or front mount?


good deal...i surely do appreciate it.....it's going to be a rear mounted battery....pay day is tomorrow for me so i'll send you the moneys first thing in the morn....if that's ok w/ you?


Synthesis MSG #244, 05-20-2010 04:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by labbe001:


good deal...i surely do appreciate it.....it's going to be a rear mounted battery....pay day is tomorrow for me so i'll send you the moneys first thing in the morn....if that's ok w/ you?


That works. Sent you a T3 rear mount today (I had you listed as ordering one)... Along with lamps.

Shipped 12 packages, totaling 280 dollars (damn Canadians.. :P)

Have to complete more harnesses and ship to finalize the overdue. I have supplies for those, just have to finish digging them out of the boxes in the garage.


Nilknarf MSG #245, 05-22-2010 06:05 PM
      Chris,

Received my modules and buckets today! However upon inspecting the Harness, I was having difficulty plugging it in, then....... the plug snapped the pin out. I looked at the plugs and the one has a glob of solder in it which is why it would not plug in. What now?????


if you look in the bottom corner of the top pin, you can see the glob of solder

This is the plug that the pin snapped out of.

PM Sent

[This message has been edited by Nilknarf (edited 05-22-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #246, 05-22-2010 08:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nilknarf:

Chris,

Received my modules and buckets today! However upon inspecting the Harness, I was having difficulty plugging it in, then....... the plug snapped the pin out. I looked at the plugs and the one has a glob of solder in it which is why it would not plug in. What now?????


if you look in the bottom corner of the top pin, you can see the glob of solder

This is the plug that the pin snapped out of.

PM Sent


Just got your PM and asked for pictures.. Then, saw the post in the thread. LOL

I have never had solder flow up there. I am sorry, yours was probably the last one I completed at 2AM, and I missed it...

Get me a photo of the "male" connector please, with the broken/bent pin. Does the pin come out of the back of the connector?

I can toss another harness together and ship it if we can't get this one working for you.

Sorry about that. My first harness complaint about quality.


Nilknarf MSG #247, 05-22-2010 09:47 PM
      Chris,

I will have to get pics tomorrow on the bent clips. And yes the clips do not stay in the plastic housing anymore (they are pushed out). Battery on my camera died and I am on my way to work.

Jason

[This message has been edited by Nilknarf (edited 05-22-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #248, 05-22-2010 10:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nilknarf:

Chris,

I will have to get pics tomorrow on the bent clips. And yes the clips do not stay in the plastic housing anymore (they are pushed out). Battery on my camera died and I am on my way to work.

Jason



K... We can fix those, as long as the little fingers aren't broken... I'll tell you how, and we'll get you running one way or another.
Chris


Synthesis MSG #249, 05-23-2010 07:26 PM
      I updated the first post with the install guide.
http://www.chalnet.net/down...HarnessGuiderev3.pdf


Nilknarf MSG #250, 05-23-2010 07:47 PM
      Chris..... PM sent

Synthesis MSG #251, 05-23-2010 08:28 PM
      PM received. I will ship the replacement power extension to you tomorrow. Just box and ship the old one back to me when this one arrives so I can scope it out, and replace the terminal.


DaveP (dqprd@earthlink.net) MSG #252, 05-23-2010 11:28 PM
      Chris,
My harness arrived yesterday, very nice work, I was originally going to order the lights and buckets only and do the wiring my self but this was worth the wait. Looking forward to receiving the buckets to complete the install.
Thanks,
Dave.


Synthesis MSG #253, 05-23-2010 11:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DaveP:

Chris,
My harness arrived yesterday, very nice work, I was originally going to order the lights and buckets only and do the wiring my self but this was worth the wait. Looking forward to receiving the buckets to complete the install.
Thanks,
Dave.


They'll be shipped once I get them from the storage unit. Hoping to get there Tomorrow or Tuesday. Then I can ship. Sorry for the delay on the products. I am getting everything caught up now.

And thanks for the kind words.

Nilknarf, PM sent. New extension harness ready to go.


CoastalStuart (coastalstuart@aol.com) MSG #254, 05-24-2010 01:04 PM
      I would be interested in buying the entire headlight setup, how much and where do I send the money


Stuart


Synthesis MSG #255, 05-24-2010 01:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by CoastalStuart:

I would be interested in buying the entire headlight setup, how much and where do I send the money


Stuart


Hey Stuart, I got your email but did not get a chance to get back with you.

The headlights were a group buy from Hella. Sadly, I have no extras. They would need to be purchased from Hella for approximately 62 bucks a piece, total of 4 needed.
Harnesses are currently on hold, while I finish catching up with orders. Once I have caught up, and I have several completed and ready to ship, I will re-open sales of the harnesses.

The brackets themselves, I need to get back to the storage unit and determine what I still have on-hand. Several sets that are left are spoken for and need to be shipped. Once I have those sorted, the remainders will be available for purchase. I do not know how many I have left after that.
I do not want to over-sell the brackets. I am still paying Fiero1Fan what I owe him for helping me out with the engine replacement and some other issues I had over the last 6-8 months. So the next batch of brackets will be delayed until I have paid in everything I owe.

Oh, and welcome to the greatest car community on the face of the planet.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 05-24-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #256, 05-26-2010 09:25 AM
      Nilknarf, the harness should be there today.



Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #257, 05-27-2010 02:07 AM
      I assume mine should have gotten to me by now? I need to check the office again, but I haven't gotten any calls from the office that its come in yet...

Synthesis MSG #258, 05-27-2010 08:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:

I assume mine should have gotten to me by now? I need to check the office again, but I haven't gotten any calls from the office that its come in yet...


Yours should have come in... I shipped it with everyone else's. I will grab my ship list when I get to work, and then PM you.


zigaroo MSG #259, 05-28-2010 06:07 PM
      Check mine too please. Still haven't received the harness.

Nilknarf MSG #260, 05-28-2010 07:19 PM
      Chris,

Got the cable. I will send you back the other one next week. I also will leave you positive feedback for an excellent product.

Jason


Synthesis MSG #261, 05-31-2010 12:32 PM
      Zig, shipped yours at the same time I shipped Alibi's and everyone else's...

If you don't receive it this week, let me know.

Alibi, I was going to ship that second one, but don't have the covers for the fuse holders. They will be in this week. Those are the only things preventing a ship on the second one, unless you got the first one.
Zig, I will ship a second harness to you once those fuse covers come in. If you receive the first one, let me know.


BtotheB (b.cathrae@gmail.com) MSG #262, 05-31-2010 12:41 PM
      Have my harness and buckets shipped yet? If so, what address did you ship them to? I never received a reply to my PM informing you of my address change..

Brad


Synthesis MSG #263, 05-31-2010 12:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BtotheB:

Have my harness and buckets shipped yet? If so, what address did you ship them to? I never received a reply to my PM informing you of my address change..

Brad


I am sorry, I missed your PM. Just now got it.
I have not made it to the storage unit, was going to try to get there today. The buckets are there. I am sorry for the delay, will get you an update as soon as I get the buckets to the new place.


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #264, 05-31-2010 06:08 PM
      Have you ship my harness with the other to canada?

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #265, 05-31-2010 08:51 PM
      I still haven't seen the first one but I'll let you know when/if it comes in. Maybe tomorrow since it wouldn't have shipped Sunday or Memorial Day anyway. Mail should start being forwarded to my new place tomorrow but I'm sure if it shows up at my old apartment that they'd call me.

labbe001 MSG #266, 06-01-2010 09:06 AM
      Lights and wiring harness were sitting at my door Friday afternoon when I got home....WHOOP, WHOOP!!! It hit me as soon as i opened the box and saw what it was that I had forgott'n to send payment for the harness, Chris...i'm about to shoot the moneys your way....thanks

QUIKRIDE86 (quikride86@yahoo.com) MSG #267, 06-04-2010 12:23 PM
      Any word on when new orders can be placed?

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #268, 06-04-2010 10:07 PM
      You didn't happen to get tracking numbers on those boxes, did you? Nothing has shown up yet

Edit: Still nada today either (the 5th). It was shipped to this address, right?

Eric Ostendorf
1910 S Rouse Apt 104
Pittsburg KS 66762

Thats the old place but it should have forwarded it to my new place by now, at least the first box should have.

Edit 2: Nada today either (the 7th).

[This message has been edited by Alibi (edited 06-07-2010).]

wdg88gt (wdg222@gmail.com) MSG #269, 06-05-2010 09:23 PM
      PM sent again...please reply...paid February 10th.

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #270, 06-08-2010 06:40 PM
      Bump. Still haven't seen it come in yet.

zigaroo MSG #271, 06-10-2010 11:05 AM
      PM sent.

Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #272, 06-15-2010 01:13 PM
      Bump for update

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #273, 06-17-2010 11:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:

You didn't happen to get tracking numbers on those boxes, did you?



Bump for possible tracking numbers...


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #274, 06-18-2010 04:19 PM
      Still nothing here either.

Synthesis told me he didn't have tracking numbers, just delivery confirmation. So far, everything he has sent me has not been confirmed as delivered. So... there are 2-3 boxes of harnesses sent to my addy over the last month or so that have just gotten lost in post office hell somewhere.


zigaroo MSG #275, 06-18-2010 05:27 PM
      I've yet to see anything as well.

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #276, 06-18-2010 05:58 PM
      Damn? So it looks like there are 4 of us with probably 2 boxes each lost in post office hell? What the hell is wrong with USPS up there??

wingless (buffpowell@gmail.com) MSG #277, 06-18-2010 07:21 PM
      bump

[This message has been edited by wingless (edited 06-18-2010).]

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #278, 06-19-2010 08:25 PM
      Aaaaaaaaand back to the top

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #279, 06-19-2010 08:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:

Still nothing here either.

Synthesis told me he didn't have tracking numbers, just delivery confirmation. So far, everything he has sent me has not been confirmed as delivered. So... there are 2-3 boxes of harnesses sent to my addy over the last month or so that have just gotten lost in post office hell somewhere.


Ahh okay, I'm figuring mines been held up in customs.


DIY_Stu MSG #280, 06-19-2010 11:14 PM
      I told him to quit marking the Out of Country Boxes with "BOMB"

zigaroo MSG #281, 06-22-2010 09:29 AM
      ttt

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #282, 06-22-2010 10:45 PM
      Bump

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #283, 06-23-2010 10:08 PM
      ...

02greens10 (greens10@hughes.net) MSG #284, 06-24-2010 12:15 AM
      Hope this guy comes through. I don't have one ordered, but made my own due to the waiting here, but this was a good price. I have about $60 just in relays and connectors, and now a ton of time in wiring, and haven'y even loomed anything yet.

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #285, 06-24-2010 02:06 AM
      I hope this works out too. It'll be a year in September My lights and buckets have just been sitting around for the last few months. At least I moved out of my crappy apartment so I FINALLY got my Buick out of storage so I need to get caught up on some projects on it so I guess my lights/buckets can just keep waiting.

DIY_Stu MSG #286, 06-24-2010 10:07 AM
      I am posting this from my phone for synthesis as at the moment he's having technical difficulties, but now he know's if he can send me a text then he can post here by proxy. I litterally have to hand write his message then type it in on an e71 so it's not the easiest or fastest for me either but i feel you guys need to be able to hear him.

 
quote
Synthesis proxy post

Hey i got the two harnesses backl that shipped to Alibi. Both boxes were badly damaged. One had been completely soaked. Parts are in to complete more. May be short on relays. Will order more. Trying to get Andrew Hultquist on the phone for help with the rest.



Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #287, 06-24-2010 10:26 AM
      Interesting... so the two boxes that were sent to me...um... a month back I think now made it back to Synthesis all banged up? Weird, that happened with another box he tried sending me before. So thats three sent to me from two different post offices that all ended up damaged and sent back. Thats really, really weird.

Well, that means that there are two complete harnesses ready to be re-shipped then, hopefully with UPS this time instead of USPS


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #288, 06-27-2010 11:15 AM
      Bump for an update from Synthesis.

Just how many people have been told by Synthesis that he's shipped them a harness only to wait weeks on end and not receive one? If the USPS loses one thats understandable as such things do happen once in a blue moon... but two or three or maybe even ten, and from different offices?? Something isn't right here. It should take a week, max, for the USPS to get a box to its intended destination. I, and I'm sure the others that paid for these harnesses for going on a year ago now would like to know from the "horses mouth" and not in some round-about way from some of our other upstanding members that get trickled the occasional bit of info down the grapevine.

No communication for this long makes me weary.


JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #289, 06-27-2010 12:44 PM
      I too would also like an update. One of my standard headlights just burnt out and I was kinda hoping my harness would arrive before I have to purchase a replacement, or get in trouble for driving with one headlight.

Rixthetrick (rix@myself.com) MSG #290, 06-27-2010 07:32 PM
      How are my wiring harnesses going please?

Rick - Queensland Australia


02greens10 (greens10@hughes.net) MSG #291, 06-27-2010 08:44 PM
      I had to threaten a paypal complaint to get my buckets monthes ago. If you guys get your money back and decide to go on your own with a harness PM me and I can give you a few sites that deal with other cars, but have the same idea.

Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #292, 06-28-2010 05:55 AM
      Nothing receive yet

zigaroo MSG #293, 06-28-2010 09:20 AM
      I'm thinking I'd rather ask for my money back and sell my buckets so I can buy some new camera equipment...

DLCLK87GT MSG #294, 06-28-2010 12:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:
Something isn't right here. :


Ya think. I'd be really pi$$ed. Not to shoot myself in the foot as a noob speaking out but; I got my buckets last fall without a problem, quick ship, everything went great. Then the Hella group buy came up and I didn't have the cash to get in on it. Seems that it was a good thing because it went the same direction as this did. It's a shame too because i need the harness and didn't want to fab my own but unfortunately it looks like i'll have to. This is sounding way too much like a few other infamous "items for sale" threads we've all read on here. Starts off great then ends with people getting burned....and it's always the postmans fault. Just my take on all this. 02greens10 you have a PM


JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #295, 06-28-2010 08:09 PM
      Bump

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #296, 06-29-2010 12:13 AM
      So assuming I can count, there are 7 people that are still waiting. And I'm sure there are others that haven't posted yet. The reason why these are taking so much longer than the buckets and the lights are because each harness is hand-made vs. just ordering the lights and organizing other people to do the work on the buckets.

wdg88gt (wdg222@gmail.com) MSG #297, 06-29-2010 12:45 AM
      ...still waiting too. I don't have my buckets yet either...paid in February.

labbe001 MSG #298, 06-29-2010 08:46 AM
      yeah, i feel you guys....took me right around a year to finally get the whole setup...buckets, lamps, and harness....but i have them now...if i could just find the time to install it all...lol....on a brighter note, the quality of the products is completely top notch....i was very pleased w/ my items when i received them....n e way, just wanted to throw that out there

BtotheB (b.cathrae@gmail.com) MSG #299, 06-29-2010 01:02 PM
      Also still waiting for buckets & harness.

Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #300, 06-29-2010 02:19 PM
      That makes nine then. Plus a set of buckets?? I got mine months ago but not that it really matters because I can't install them without someway to power the lights in said buckets.

How many of you have been told that you've had something shipped only to never receive anything?


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #301, 06-29-2010 08:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:

How many of you have been told that you've had something shipped only to never receive anything?


He told that all canadian harness have been shipped so I should be in the batch but never receive the harness. The buckett and the lamps are waiting


Synthesis MSG #302, 06-30-2010 01:40 PM
      I am at work. Charter ran a new cable line for me at home. Lost internet again, and went through four modems and six splitters and a building main tap before Charter finally stepped up and put in a new cable line.

I am sorry, I have been without internet, and the forum is blocked at work. I remote into my home PC in order to surf the forum, which is what I am doing right now.

I will give a much more in-depth response later. You all have a right to be pissed at me. I will never dispute that.

Mirriador: Boxed at the door. I did ship all Canadian harnesses. Except yours. My own fault. On it's way before Friday.
Zigaroo.. Boxed, at the door. You can have either a refund, or your harness. Your call.

alibi, I was not lying to you about the PO snafus... I drove 35 miles one way today to ship your harness out. I had to scavenge a box from when I moved, as the rest are gone, and the ones I originally shipped in were USPS, and badly damaged. One of the ones I got back, the harness itself was damaged. Looks like a fork truck, or dull knife smashed the wires.
Yours went today: 1ZRF17880359041671... I also packed something else in the box for you. Should be there Friday, Tuesday at the latest.

DaveP
1ZRF17880392377032

The rest.. It is not now, nor has it ever been my intent to **** anyone over. I will make this right, and very soon. I am sorry I have been unreliable.

When I am caught up on harnesses, I will not be making any more except by special order.

BtotheB... Boxed, shipping tomorrow.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 06-30-2010).]

zigaroo MSG #303, 06-30-2010 03:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:
Zigaroo.. Boxed, at the door. You can have either a refund, or your harness. Your call.


Thanks for responding Syn. Please ship the package. Camera stuff can wait a while.


Synthesis MSG #304, 06-30-2010 04:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by zigaroo:


Thanks for responding Syn. Please ship the package. Camera stuff can wait a while.


Will do. My apologies for the long delay. Delivery Confirmation and insured tomorrow. Will provide delivery confirmation number.
I put in a request for an inquiry with the USPS about the damaged boxes going to Alibi.. It seems to only happen with him. My USPS Post Master here in Menomonie thinks it may be something with one of the machines. The damage is almost always on one edge, and across the main label area on the flat rate medium sized flat pack boxes.


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #305, 06-30-2010 07:15 PM
      Thanks for the update.

You must understand its easy to become suspicious after having been told that its been shipped only to never receive them for months on end and with no updates.

Do you have a laptop? If not, do you know someone who has one? Do you have a library nearby? Do you have a friend nearby with the internet? Lots of places have free wi-fi hot spots these days from which to keep your customers updated with even if your home network is down.


Synthesis MSG #306, 06-30-2010 07:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alibi:

Thanks for the update.

You must understand its easy to become suspicious after having been told that its been shipped only to never receive them for months on end and with no updates.

Do you have a laptop? If not, do you know someone who has one? Do you have a library nearby? Do you have a friend nearby with the internet? Lots of places have free wi-fi hot spots these days from which to keep your customers updated with even if your home network is down.


The only laptop I had I had to give back at work when they moved me.
Instead of marking me as a transfer, they deleted me from the system, which prompted them to take my laptop. Then, I was listed as a new hire and given a desktop.
There is a request in to get me a laptop again... But that has been in since I moved on May 1st.. I am still waiting for input.


Synthesis MSG #307, 07-01-2010 12:12 AM
      I am missing three seals for my H9 connectors. Not sure if the cats got them, or if they are still in the old house.

I have ordered new H9s from two locations. One with the new style, and one with the Amp/Tyco style. Just an FYI post. Will continue to update shipping info.


BtotheB (b.cathrae@gmail.com) MSG #308, 07-01-2010 11:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:
BtotheB... Boxed, shipping tomorrow.



Tracking no.?


Synthesis MSG #309, 07-01-2010 12:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BtotheB:


Tracking no.?


Not lunch time yet. PO is not open when I am on my way to work. Everything is in the car, and will be headed out as soon as lunch rolls around.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 07-01-2010).]

Synthesis MSG #310, 07-01-2010 03:49 PM
      BtotheB...

Customs form #: CP432006535US
No tracking available across country lines according to USPS, but I have the receipt and my copy of the customs form. I can scan and send you an image if you'd like. Total box weight, 6lbs 7.4oz, insured for 350.

More coming. Hired the neighbor to string the harnesses and do the socket insertions. I ordered the correct crimpers for the terminals to the tune of 543 dollars (OUCH!) which put me damned near at a 0 balance. BUT, those crimpers will do all of the terminals in the harness, except the ring terminals, and I have crimpers for those.

That will shave 90+ minutes off of each harness assembly time, thus allowing me to catch up on orders, as long as I have parts..

At any given time, I have 6-10 harnesses actually laid out and waiting on crimp/solder or socket ends.

My cost on the H9 connectors is 6.50 each, including seals/pins. It takes 4 per harness, and my minimum order quantity on the connectors is 40 (10 harnesses). So, ordering parts is a large part of the delay, simply because dropping 200+ on a single parts order for a single type of part is very painful for a "home" builder when I have other bills that have to be paid in as well.

To be honest, after I have paid the neighbor, and after costs, my total profit on each harness is about 8 bucks. I am not making them to get rich.. I just thought it'd be nice to have a high quality product for the market.
My reliability on the other hand reduces the value of the harness. What good is buying a harness that meets and/or exceeds OEM quality in many ways, if you have to wait forever for it. I realize this. Again, I never intended to screw anyone over. I am sorry for the extreme delays, and I am working on making it right. At the very least, the unanimous input from everyone who HAS received their harness is that the product is worth the wait.

I have my phone number publicly posted on the forum, and I accept phone calls as long as I hear the phone ring, which is most of the time. I am available for support at reasonable hours, and you can ask several of my clients about my phone support.

I deserve any negative feedback you choose to give, and there will never be hard feelings if you do leave me negative feedback.

That is my piece.. I have always tried to be an upstanding member of this forum, as it is the greatest Fiero resource, and in my opinion, the greatest car community that exists.
If I am unable to post myself for any reason, I ask someone, such as F1F, Stu or someone else to pass word on for me...


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #311, 07-03-2010 10:00 AM
      My box came in!! Huzzah!

The UPS truck came by yesterday afternoon and dropped it off. I opened it up and everything, and then some, was there. As everyone else has said the quality is very nice and it would pass as OEM to anyone that wouldn't' know any better. I'll take some pictures when I install the cables, lights, and buckets - probably later on this evening if all goes well


Synthesis MSG #312, 07-03-2010 06:46 PM
      YAY! You finally got it! lol

I am sorry for all the issues.. I hope to hear back from the postmaster about why there were issues...


Alibi (eric.ostendorf@gmail.com) MSG #313, 07-04-2010 01:39 PM
      Well, its settled now anyway. I'm curious if the postmaster will get back with you as well.

It was raining all day yesterday so I didn't have a chance to install the buckets, but its a nice day out today... but its also the 4th so we'll see. As for the extra goodies, I'll use them as my current setup is less than perfect and I will review them when I install.


Rixthetrick (rix@myself.com) MSG #314, 07-05-2010 09:02 PM
      G'day,
good to hear you are back on the internet!

Please respond to my question in regards to my harness, also please remind me of
which model or version Timo ordered for me?

I must admit I have been a little nervous about the wait, as I have had to wait for my
buckets as well, Timo said you're putting them in the same package for me??
I have waited quite some time for them to arrive - I forget how long, but I was the very
first person to pay for the USA buckets.

I have also in the past said I am happy to wait - I am ready now when you can send them
please?

Regards,
Rick - Australia


Synthesis MSG #315, 07-06-2010 09:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Rixthetrick:

G'day,
good to hear you are back on the internet!

Please respond to my question in regards to my harness, also please remind me of
which model or version Timo ordered for me?

I must admit I have been a little nervous about the wait, as I have had to wait for my
buckets as well, Timo said you're putting them in the same package for me??
I have waited quite some time for them to arrive - I forget how long, but I was the very
first person to pay for the USA buckets.

I have also in the past said I am happy to wait - I am ready now when you can send them
please?

Regards,
Rick - Australia


Rick. Timo ordered a Tier3 Rear Mount Battery for you. It is complete, and just needs to ship with your buckets. It will go out within the next two weeks. Shipping a box weighing almost 8 lbs to Australia isn't cheap, and when I quoted it at the USPS, it nearly gave me a heart attack lol.

I will get the customs form info for you when it goes out.

At this stage, everyone is getting a Tier3. Easier for me to just manufacture one harness style for everyone. Also, since everyone has been as patient as they have been, it's the least I can do. I am also shipping RMB harnesses for everyone. They just don't need to use the extension if they don't have to.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 07-06-2010).]

Rixthetrick (rix@myself.com) MSG #316, 07-06-2010 08:14 PM
      Whatever the cost is, Timo should be able to take out of the payment.
If funds from Timo aren't enough, please feel free to PM me.
However, I have every confidence it will not exceed the funds I have paid.

If you have any questions regarding payment, ask Timo and I am happy for him
to disclose any and all business transactions I have made with him.

Thank you very much, I really look forward to receipt of both of your excellent work.

Kind regards,
Rick Calder - Australia


Synthesis MSG #317, 07-06-2010 08:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Rixthetrick:

Whatever the cost is, Timo should be able to take out of the payment.
If funds from Timo aren't enough, please feel free to PM me.
However, I have every confidence it will not exceed the funds I have paid.

If you have any questions regarding payment, ask Timo and I am happy for him
to disclose any and all business transactions I have made with him.

Thank you very much, I really look forward to receipt of both of your excellent work.

Kind regards,
Rick Calder - Australia


I'll ship at my cost. Timo was kind enough to help me put an engine in my car with the bucket money from the sale of the buckets. I just need to wait til I have paid rent and bills. So they'll ship by next week most likely. Thank you for your patience. You'll be all fixed up shortly. I also have a few more boxes to ship to locals, and one big one to Timo.


woodrow50 (workinferalivin33andout@earthlink.net) MSG #318, 07-07-2010 11:55 AM
      Just chiming in to make sure I'm still on the list for a Tier 3 RBM (pd on 2/10/10). It was good to hear from you to get updates on what's been going on. I believe most of us realize what an incredible undertaking this has been for you and we're mostly understanding, if not forgiving folks. Having aready received my buckets, I haven't been waiting as long as others for the harness. We just want to know the items can be shipped in the near future (and if not, when). Thanks for responding and facing the heat.
Hang in there Syn!


JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #319, 07-09-2010 05:50 PM
      Bump...

Synthesis MSG #320, 07-09-2010 06:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by woodrow50:

Just chiming in to make sure I'm still on the list for a Tier 3 RBM (pd on 2/10/10). It was good to hear from you to get updates on what's been going on. I believe most of us realize what an incredible undertaking this has been for you and we're mostly understanding, if not forgiving folks. Having aready received my buckets, I haven't been waiting as long as others for the harness. We just want to know the items can be shipped in the near future (and if not, when). Thanks for responding and facing the heat.
Hang in there Syn!


Yes, you are still on the list, and thank you for the support. I have the rest of the H9s on order now. According to the supplier, they are in production currently, as he did not have stock. I have used the last of my ends on two harnesses that are due to ship, and just waiting on shipping funds.



zigaroo MSG #321, 07-10-2010 12:58 AM
      Have you shipped mine yet? Nothing has shown up yet.

88 Obsession MSG #322, 07-11-2010 02:06 AM
      You showed how the tier 2 and tier 3 lights work but how does the tier1 lights work. I'm not mechanical so I think I would like to keep it simple and go with tier 1 if it sounds like they'll work okay.

Ken


Synthesis MSG #323, 07-12-2010 11:15 AM
      Zigaroo, the box is still sitting at the door. I had some issues with work and the car late last week and was unable to ship. I will be shipping yours on Wednesday, when I ship a few others. Mirriador, your harness is ready to go except the H9s. I am missing a few seals, and unable to put them on until I get replacements. I am going to order a set of H9s from a retailer rather than a supplier in order to finish yours. JPD, I will most likely do the same for you, as the harnesses are done and wrapped, just no H9s.

Synthesis MSG #324, 07-12-2010 11:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 88 Obsession:

You showed how the tier 2 and tier 3 lights work but how does the tier1 lights work. I'm not mechanical so I think I would like to keep it simple and go with tier 1 if it sounds like they'll work okay.

Ken


Ken, The Tier2 and 3 are relay harnesses that fit into the car and provide a direct path of power to the lamps from the battery.

The Tier1 uses the factory headlamp plug to adapt to the new headlamps. I am missing some parts for the remaining H9s I have. I have parts on order from two suppliers, and I am waiting for word on them. The new design lamp connector I am using is in production in China right now. I have not heard when I will get them yet. The other supplier says they are in stock, but the order was placed 2 weeks ago, and I have not heard anything more than "We are processing". That is a local supplier with the Amp/Tyco part.

At this stage, I am most likely going to order from a retail location that has them in stock. I'll pay twice normal cost for each connector, but if I have to do that to finish the harnesses, I will.


JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #325, 07-12-2010 12:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

Zigaroo, the box is still sitting at the door. I had some issues with work and the car late last week and was unable to ship. I will be shipping yours on Wednesday, when I ship a few others. Mirriador, your harness is ready to go except the H9s. I am missing a few seals, and unable to put them on until I get replacements. I am going to order a set of H9s from a retailer rather than a supplier in order to finish yours. JPD, I will most likely do the same for you, as the harnesses are done and wrapped, just no H9s.


PM Sent.


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #326, 07-12-2010 05:00 PM
      Thx for the update

BtotheB (b.cathrae@gmail.com) MSG #327, 07-14-2010 07:40 PM
      My package came in on Monday. The buckets and harness look good, thanks.

Brad


zigaroo MSG #328, 07-17-2010 04:12 PM
      Package came in yesterday. Thanks, Syn, it has been a bumpy ride.

Synthesis MSG #329, 07-20-2010 08:31 AM
      Still here. JPD, box ships tomorrow, method we discussed. Will send remainder when they come in.

Rix, still at the door. I was delayed with shipping last week, hoping to ship tomorrow.

Mirriador, new H9s on their way to complete yours.

I hired the neighbor to do the core assembly using parts I have prepared. I currently have 8 harnesses ready for loom and H9s. H9s are on the way.

Just a bump.

Zigaroo, glad you got yours. Sorry it took so long.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 07-20-2010).]

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #330, 07-20-2010 11:53 AM
      Thanks for the update

Synthesis MSG #331, 07-21-2010 08:31 AM
      Leave it to work to throw a wrench in my works... Today, I am working in another facility, 85 miles from home. Will provide shipping numbers when/if I can get away from work at the new plant.

Headed out from home right now.


88 Obsession MSG #332, 07-22-2010 11:40 AM
      Synthesis I sent you a PM.

Ken


Synthesis MSG #333, 07-22-2010 03:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 88 Obsession:

Synthesis I sent you a PM.

Ken


I am currently awaiting a shipment of H9 harnesses to come in. Once I have those, I can then begin filling remaining orders, and new ones.

I don't have an ETA for you currently, but once I have all of the parts, I will begin taking orders.

JPD, PM sent.


88 Obsession MSG #334, 07-22-2010 11:03 PM
      Thanks for getting back to me so fast I appreciate it. That sounds great, I can wait my turn.

Ken


JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #335, 07-23-2010 11:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

JPD, PM sent.


Received and replied


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #336, 07-28-2010 08:27 PM
      Update ???

IwannaIRM (swags33@cableone.net) MSG #337, 07-29-2010 09:23 AM
      Sent you a PM on the 21st and no reply?

QUIKRIDE86 (quikride86@yahoo.com) MSG #338, 07-30-2010 03:59 PM
      Let me know when you are caught up and taking new orders (if you do decide to after all this strife over orders). I'm definately interested in Tier 3 (Relay with low/high/both) for front battery application. If you email me when you're starting up again I will send immediate payment via paypal. Thanks, Steve (quikride86@yahoo.com)

JPD88FieroGT (design.group.hotmail@gmail.com) MSG #339, 07-30-2010 07:58 PM
      Got mine yesterday and it looks awesome!! Got it all put in too within a few hours. With the HID upgrade and the 90mm high beams, it's an unbelievable difference! I actually didn't mind the output of the stock fiero lights, but these are amazing. Thanks again Synthesis!

-Jordan


Synthesis MSG #340, 07-31-2010 10:13 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by IwannaIRM:

Sent you a PM on the 21st and no reply?


I am sorry, I may have missed it. I'll skim through my PMs.

Quik, thanks. I am debating continuing orders on these. I have a few more to catch up on, Mirriador and a few for overseas. I think I have another one or two here in the US, but am still unpacking looking for the rest of my shipping documentation..

JPD, again, I am sorry it took so long.. Glad you like it. I am running the HID lows and 65 Watt Halogen highs, and what a difference over stock it makes.


Synthesis MSG #341, 08-05-2010 06:01 PM
      It has been a long long journey for me, and many people have been upset with me because of it...

BUT, I have great news.

I am now caught up on Harnesses, as far as I am able to confirm. Dedgar and Mirriador, your harnesses are both complete, boxed and will be shipping Wednesday (possibly sooner, depends on funds).

Timo and Rix, your buckets/harnesses are boxed, will ship Wednesday as well. I believe I have all of the relays for everyone, as I had ordered a large handful of them.

I can't offer much for the wait, but I can give a Tyler Shipman Memorial Show emblem created by GTGeff with all of the last boxes.

I currently have enough parts to build 2 more Tier2/3 harnesses, or 4-6 more Tier 1. If you are waiting for the list to open back up, let me know, and I will begin putting them together. I won't ship until I have the people above shipped.

Chris

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 08-05-2010).]

seadog MSG #342, 08-06-2010 06:40 AM
      Chris, I'm in for one of those last T3 rear battery harnesses
PM sent


DLCLK87GT MSG #343, 08-06-2010 09:55 AM
      Glad to see things got straightened out with these harnesses, heard nothing but good things about the quality of the product (I love my buckets A++) too bad all the other stuff got in the way. Moving is a ***** , especially when you mix in a new job, everything gets FUBAR.

Any-who, I wanted a tier 3 harness for the awesome buckets.... sitting on my shelf. How long before everything is back to normal and the product is done and ready to ship when payment is received? I'm in no hurry as the car is still disassembled and lights aren’t a priority, I'm just curious, thanks.

Edit to add, front battery.

[This message has been edited by DLCLK87GT (edited 08-06-2010).]

Rixthetrick (rix@myself.com) MSG #344, 08-07-2010 06:38 PM
      Thanks Synthesis for the feedback, you champ!

I started in the group buy, and unfortunately also joined the group panic...
Regardless of all the delays and drama - thanks for making the upgrading
of the headlights on your customers cars a reality, I for one can't wait to
have them on my car and take it for a spin!

Thanking you,
Rick - QLD Aust.


Eau_Rouge MSG #345, 08-08-2010 12:36 AM
      Hi Chris, I have the buckets, the lights and only need a harness - a Tier 3 harness for a front battery mounted car. Please add me to the list and let me know when you would like payment for the Tier 3 harness and when you expect to ship the harness.

Thanks

[This message has been edited by Eau_Rouge (edited 08-08-2010).]

88 Obsession MSG #346, 08-08-2010 04:47 PM
      Synthesis I would love a tier 1 Harness.

Ken


88 Obsession MSG #347, 08-08-2010 04:53 PM
      Chris, please add me to the list for a Tier 1 harness and let me know cost and ETA. Thanks Ken

Synthesis MSG #348, 08-09-2010 10:18 AM
      Ran into a snag with shipping.
The bank froze my accounts and deleted my Visa Check/Debit card.
7-10 business days for the replacement. As soon as it comes in, or I have liquidated some of my stored assets (I always keep some stuff on hand for emergencies), packages will be shipped.

More details here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/076843.html

Just an Info Update. I am excited to get everything fully caught up. I will respond to PMs and other posts as soon as I get a little more time. Sorry for the delay.


QUIKRIDE86 (quikride86@yahoo.com) MSG #349, 08-09-2010 01:31 PM
      I'll take one of those Tier 3 (Relay with low/high/both) harnesses for front battery application. When do you want payment....now or after you've caught up with the other shipments? Steve

Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #350, 08-13-2010 02:19 PM
      Bump for update!!!

Synthesis MSG #351, 08-13-2010 03:00 PM
      Mirriador, no updates. Still waiting for my new check card. My only means of pulling money from my bank account in order to ship. The moment that comes in, I will be shipping everything. Yours included. See my above post and the link.

wdg88gt (wdg222@gmail.com) MSG #352, 08-14-2010 12:26 AM
      Still trying to be patient...paid in February for the tier 3 harness and the buckets...nothing yet.

Can you help out by giving some information on my order status...much appreciated.


CoastalStuart (coastalstuart@aol.com) MSG #353, 08-15-2010 02:44 AM
      I am still interestedin a harnesslight setup ! ! ! my battery is still in the back ..

Synthesis MSG #354, 08-17-2010 10:06 AM
      Hey guys. New card came in! They reset my PIN, and I can't change it over the phone without knowing what the current PIN is. I was told it should arrive in the mail shortly after the card.

I am going to have to order more supplies before I start filling new orders. I will keep you guys informed.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 08-17-2010).]

Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #355, 08-25-2010 04:44 PM
      Bump for update please

Synthesis MSG #356, 08-28-2010 10:45 AM
      I apologize for the delay in updates. I have not had much forum access for the last week.

I finally got my new PIN for my card, and was able to activate the card for use.

I will begin shipping Monday. I also have to order some more wire and a few relays for additional harnesses.

White84SC (Andrew) came over last night and helped me plumb some more harnesses toward completion.



Synthesis MSG #357, 08-29-2010 12:45 PM
      Bump to the top to keep the update fresh. Shipping tomorrow. Mirriador, dedgar, wd... Incoming. Will provide shipping info tomorrow.

Synthesis MSG #358, 08-30-2010 02:11 PM
      Mirriador
Customs form: CP616300698US
Shipped T3 with Rear Mount battery extension, keep and use for something else or toss it if you don't need it. You can also send it back to me if you don't have a use for it. Check inside the box for an envelope.

wdg88gt
Customs form: CP616300707US
Same as Mirriador's harness. Check inside the box for an envelope.

dedgar
Shipping Wednesday. Left the fuse harness at home today in my rush to get out of the door. Sorry. Will post an update on Wednesday.

rix, shipping Weds. Sorry for the long delay, you'll see em soon.

The bank sent my card and the PIN, the card arrived last Tuesday, 7 business days. The PIN arrived much later, and I was unable to ship on Friday.

I have ONE Tier1 harness pair complete currently, as I already had the pigtails done. It is not spoken for currently.

Once I have Rix and Dedgar shipped, and get Timo's box out to him, that completes me for harnesses that have been sold. I will then begin manufacturing of more. I won't accept payment until they are boxed and ready to go.



Synthesis MSG #359, 08-31-2010 11:02 PM
      Wow... No updates for a while, and everyone thinks the world is ending.

I post several updates in a row, and send several PMs to people, and no response whatsoever...

(Said the above with a grin)

dedgar, shipping tomorrow.

Rix. Shipping tomorrow.


CoastalStuart (coastalstuart@aol.com) MSG #360, 09-01-2010 12:37 AM
      I am trying to wait patiently :-)


headlight buckets..... headlight buckets......


wait wait wait wait

:-)


Synthesis MSG #361, 09-01-2010 02:17 PM
      Rix, shipped... Insured 400.
Customs form: CP616301044US
64 shipped. Just a hair over 5 lbs.
Timo's package is 18 lbs. That scares me.

dedgar, shipped. Delivery Confirmation and Insurance, 150.
Much more reasonable.. lol
0309 3220 0001 2927 4826

Other than Timo's package with his buckets and the harness (boxed, sealed and at the door), I am now fully caught up on all harnesses.

I was short on a few seals, so my estimates of having parts for 3-5 full harnesses was optimistic. I have one set of Tier1s done.

I have everything except relay sockets and the relay brackets to manufacture more harnesses. Those will have to wait on some funds. If I can sell the two KVM switches I have listed in OT, or the PC I have on Craigslist, then I can order sooner and begin manufacturing on new harnesses. Otherwise, it will be some time before I do.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 09-01-2010).]

AnimalGT (mpofficer31a@yahoo.com) MSG #362, 09-02-2010 02:51 PM
      PM sent.

Synthesis MSG #363, 09-03-2010 11:19 AM
      Dedgar's arrived today. Sorry it took so long.
Animal, PM received. Let me look and see what's available.

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 09-03-2010).]

88 Obsession MSG #364, 09-05-2010 06:15 AM
      Chris I see you have a tier 1 harness ready to go. I'd love to buy it. Please let me know the details on doing this. Thanks, Ken

88 Obsession MSG #365, 09-06-2010 08:39 AM
      Synthesis PM sent


Synthesis MSG #366, 09-06-2010 10:23 AM
      Ken, received. Paypal received. Tier1 is boxed, will ship tomorrow USPS.

Thanks!
Chris


wdg88gt (wdg222@gmail.com) MSG #367, 09-06-2010 12:16 PM
      Synthesis,

Got the harness...much thanks. Still do not have the buckets??? I thought they would be shipped together...can you let me know. Thanks.


Synthesis MSG #368, 09-06-2010 03:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by wdg88gt:

Synthesis,

Got the harness...much thanks. Still do not have the buckets??? I thought they would be shipped together...can you let me know. Thanks.


I thought for sure I shipped your buckets. I will check. I have one set sitting here that had me scratching my head.. lol

I'll let you know.


Synthesis MSG #369, 09-07-2010 05:48 PM
      Ken, shipped today. USPS.

88 Obsession MSG #370, 09-10-2010 06:27 PM
      Chris, I received the harnesses today. Thanks for everything, they look great! Ken

Synthesis MSG #371, 09-16-2010 08:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by wdg88gt:

Synthesis,

Got the harness...much thanks. Still do not have the buckets??? I thought they would be shipped together...can you let me know. Thanks.


I did some searching, and found my shiplist. Yep, your name was on it for buckets, and I missed them. I'll be shipping them as soon as possible.
Sorry about that.

Missing a few supplies for new harnesses. I will be ordering as soon as funds are available.


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #372, 09-16-2010 09:03 PM
      I receive my harness today, great product but it miss some part

I send you a pm Chris



Synthesis MSG #373, 09-24-2010 01:30 PM
      I didn't forget you guys, WDG and Mirriador.. Boxes are at the door. Did not get a chance to ship this week due to the work schedule.


woodrow50 (workinferalivin33andout@earthlink.net) MSG #374, 09-26-2010 09:38 PM
      Hi Syn, hadn't checked this thread in awhile. I see on 08-05-10 you said that you were caught up on hrnesses. I wasn't sure what that meant but I want to check on the status of my Tier 3 RBM. On 07-09-10 you replied (Bottom of page 8 of this thread) that I was still on the list and that you were waiting on connectors to finish several harnesses. Just checking on the status.
Thanks.


Synthesis MSG #375, 10-05-2010 02:03 PM
      Woodrow, missed the update and your PM until now.

Parts are finally ordered, and will be in shortly. I will let you know.


White88Formula MSG #376, 10-05-2010 06:04 PM
      Great work on the harnesses I've been thinking of doing this upgrade to my car for awhile now, but where do you actually get the light and mounting kit to replace the stock bulbs?

Synthesis MSG #377, 10-05-2010 06:24 PM
      The lights can be purchased from Susquehanna Motorsports, or Yellow and Blue Lighting (PTC Factory Outlet).

The brackets are purchased through Myself or Fiero1Fan, but we are out of stock, and I have to ship the last remaining sets.

A new batch is in the works, with no ETA yet, as it is simply a funding issue on my part. I am paying back the money that Fiero1Fan loaned me when I had a catastrophic engine failure on my Fiero, which is my only car.

Hoping to have buckets before Turkey day, but nothing is set in stone at the moment.


Eau_Rouge MSG #378, 11-07-2010 07:40 PM
      Any update on new harnesses? Are these still being built?



BabyVet (mybabyvet@yahoo.com) MSG #379, 11-07-2010 10:13 PM
      can we get pics of this? old pics got deleted or something

skuzzbomer MSG #380, 11-15-2010 10:52 PM
      Bump... ETA on new harnesses and/or buckets?

I've had my lights for a good while now and I would like to get them mounted and functioning as more than a shiny German projector paperweight.

Thanks,

- Jon


wdg88gt (wdg222@gmail.com) MSG #381, 11-18-2010 09:12 AM
      Again...paid February 10th...still no buckets...

woodrow50 (workinferalivin33andout@earthlink.net) MSG #382, 01-20-2011 10:41 AM
      Hi Synthesis,

Checking in again on progess of the harnesses. The first week of October your message was that the parts were ordered and should be in shortly. Since I had hadn't heard anything, I thought I drop you a line on the Tier 3, rear battery mount, I ordered.
Thanks.


Synthesis MSG #383, 02-02-2011 09:04 PM
      woodrow, I thought for sure I had filled your harness order, but after reviewing my records, it appears I did not.

I am in the process of assembling your harness and will ship once it is done.
Progress is slow, as I am effectively one handed right now due to carpal tunnel issues.

Thank you for your patience. I'll keep you in the loop.


Mirriador (mirriador@hotmail.com) MSG #384, 02-03-2011 06:32 PM
      Hi Synthesis,

I still not receive mine!!!
the code for usps you give me still give no match...

Luc


Synthesis MSG #385, 02-03-2011 07:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mirriador:

Hi Synthesis,

I still not receive mine!!!
the code for usps you give me still give no match...

Luc

Luc,
The code is the customs form, I do not believe it can be tracked via USPS tracking.
It should be there any time now. I have one more on hold for you, otherwise I can refund the difference if it does not come through for you.



fierofury MSG #386, 02-04-2011 04:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Synthesis:

For a rear mount battery, additional power wire can be supplied at a small additional cost.



Where would you route this wire if you have a rear mounted battery?


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #387, 02-04-2011 05:44 PM
      I have seen 3 ways of running the cable from the rear to the front or from the front to the rear.

1. Through the cabin: from the battery to one of the rubber grommets behind the ECM, under the middle console through the front wall at the grommet that is there in an automatic car that has no clutch cylinder ( My car has the clutch so I drilled a 10mm hole behind the gas pedal and used a rubber grommet to isolate the wire from the metal) and then to the lights using the wiring harness.

2. Under the car and along the gas tank, (It is recommended to use the ribbed cable tubing to protect the wire) then up through the spare tire well and then along the wiring harness.

3. Under the car following the coolant tubes towards the front.


Synthesis MSG #388, 02-04-2011 07:11 PM
      I use Option 2 with the harnesses.

The front to rear power harness is pre-wrapped in ribbed wire loom and well taped. It runs along side the fuel tank.
If you wanted to run it through the vehicle, you'd have to have a hole in both the front and rear firewall at least 1.5 inches wide to make room for the plugs.


fierofury MSG #389, 02-04-2011 07:52 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by Synthesis:

In the existing Fiero headlamp array, the power to the headlamps is run through the headlight switch, dimmer switch and then to the headlight. This is a very indirect path over 20+ year old electrical wiring. Upgrading to the twin relay harness will shorten the path for the power to the headlamps, and reduce the load on the existing headlamp wiring.



How well do the headlights work with the tier 1 setup compared to a 2 or 3? Basically I am a little confused by the above statement. With a tier 1 setup do the recommended hella lights not receive enough power?

Thanks


Synthesis MSG #390, 02-04-2011 08:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofury:


How well do the headlights work with the tier 1 setup compared to a 2 or 3? Basically I am a little confused by the above statement. With a tier 1 setup do the recommended hella lights not receive enough power?

Thanks


They may not receive enough power due to the aged wiring.

The Tier 1 is a direct plug and play, single plug to dual plug adapter that utilizes all of the factory wiring to power the lamps.

The Tier 2 and Tier 3 use relays. Instead of the factory high and low beam wires powering a bulb, they simply turn a relay on.
The relay handles the high current load from the battery straight to the headlights.



woodrow50 (workinferalivin33andout@earthlink.net) MSG #391, 02-18-2011 04:36 PM
      Synthesis, you have a PM.

Synthesis MSG #392, 06-09-2011 07:15 PM
      Bump to the top. first post updated.

Due to health issues, I am sourcing a builder to take over harness assembly. I will be able to make these on a case by case basis, but will have difficulty in doing so.

I will update as the situation changes.


Synthesis MSG #393, 09-10-2012 05:16 PM
      New builder acquired...

Production beginning again within the next month.
This will be a limited run production, and supplies will be ordered as needed for future production.

I will make available the following options...

Tier 1
Tier 2 (Former Tier 3)
DIY Kits at a substantial savings...

Tier 1 is the H4 to H9 short harness adapter.
Tier 2 is the dual relay quad headlamp kit. When you hit the high beams, all four lamps come on.

DIY kits are parts only. Pins, seals, connectors, and instructions/schematics.
Kits for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 will likely be available.


Synthesis MSG #394, 09-24-2012 11:39 AM
      All supplies are in. Production has begun.

Sourmug MSG #395, 09-24-2012 02:52 PM
      Cool, glad to see these are back in production. Great product!

Nolan


thismanyfieros (toickle74@hotmail.com) MSG #396, 09-25-2012 10:34 AM
      Great news!!

j bf1 (jbf1@hotmail.com) MSG #397, 09-25-2012 10:59 PM
      How much??

Synthesis MSG #398, 09-25-2012 11:00 PM
      For which one?

Full harness is 145, plus shipping.
Working on pricing for the kits and the pre-assembled adapter plugs.


Synthesis MSG #399, 09-26-2012 10:48 PM
      The first of a batch of around 10 of these....

I have enough H9 connectors for five, and have more on order...

Just thought people would like to see them.



Synthesis MSG #400, 10-02-2012 01:13 PM
      I have my wire board almost complete for harness assembly.... Working with Glen on assembly...

Thinking about making a fog/driving light harness that would allow OEM operation of fog/driving lights...
When you hit the high beams, they'd shut off.


Twinn MSG #401, 10-18-2013 09:42 PM
      Are these still for sale?

tshark MSG #402, 04-09-2014 07:46 PM
      No response in a year. Wish I could get a set.

timcha (jtchambers37@yahoo.com) MSG #403, 04-09-2014 08:59 PM
      It's a shame these apparently aren't being made anymore....I have had a set on my 88 for a couple of years now and love them dearly. Hopefully Syn. will pick it back up someday.

Danyel MSG #404, 04-09-2014 09:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by tshark:

No response in a year. Wish I could get a set.


Synthesis and Fiero1Fan are not producing these any more until further notice from them .... I really dont want to hijack this thread but this let you know I decide to continue and make their GREAT product available.....

@Fiero1Fan been over 3 months trying to get a hold of you .... NOW I decide its too late

regards to all
Danyel



Lurate (lurate@mac.com) MSG #405, 11-11-2016 11:57 PM
      Are there any options available for low profile headlight conversions on Pennocks theses days? I would love to get a kit for some low profile 4 X 6 rectangular headlights like a member fabricated several years ago


mr_corean MSG #406, 11-12-2016 05:37 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Lurate:

Are there any options available for low profile headlight conversions on Pennocks theses days? I would love to get a kit for some low profile 4 X 6 rectangular headlights like a member fabricated several years ago


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