Although the wiring on the Jag and the connections were solid and the plastic insulation in good shape, the cloth covering on the wiring harness was pretty tatty in a number of places. Now, lots of people simply use black electrical tape to clean things up – but this really does not look that good to me. Another approach is to use the segmented black plastic tubes which you can fit over stereo wiring and computer wiring bundles. That does not look quite right to me either. So, what do you do when you want to tidy-up the wiring harness and have it look original and not have to rewire the whole car with an expensive replacement harness???
There is a really nifty product out there that is great for making old cloth harness coverings look great – and pretty closely replicates the look and texture of the original cloth harness. The stuff is called braided, side entry sleeving and although it is plastic it has a braided texture much like the old cloth harness. Since it is a slide entry cover with a 25% overlap you can fit it over the existing harness where that is is good or simply replace the cloth with the new side entry harness. You can order it indifferent diameters and lengths here at Cableorganizer.com – http://cableorganizer.com/side-entry-sleeving/. It really looks super – and very much like and original cloth harness. Check out the pictures below.