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Old 02-22-2004, 04:35 PM
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1965 ford truck taillight trouble

having truoble disecting my tail light problem. i just purchsed a 1965 ford f100 4x4 . It has had its 300 inline six yanked out and swaped out for a 87 5.0, but most of my problem is with the serious hack job of the taillight wiring and how they spliced it all apart to add trailer light harness. i want to start at the factory wires and replace them to the corasponding lights but without a service manual that has been hard to find. I want to nip this thin in the bud asap. so if anyone can tell me what color wires from the factory wires go where it would be greatly appericated.also any sugestions are also accepted. thanks speedracer0006

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If it's original wiring, you want to get rid of it anyway. The insulation wasn't the best way back in 1965, and sounds like it's been hacked up as well.

New wiring harnesses don't cost that much from a street rod supplier, but you'll have to put some work in to complete the job.

This way you will have better quality wires, eliminate problems, and have a nice reliable electrical system for years to come.

New harnesses will have wires labeled to where they go, will include a new fuse box with modern easy to find fuses, and give you additional circuits for any add-on's you want to do later as well.

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Old 02-22-2004, 08:11 PM
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thanks steve is there any way i could fix the problem i need it to be my daily driver cause i am selling my 1980 el camino. wife says we have too many projects going on right now. i have been tring to locate a service manual for my truck to help with its few electrical gremlins thanks again
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The more you NEED to rely on this, the more it could let you down. You might fix this problem then find you have another. I'd highly recommend you change the harness in the truck and verify it's reliability before you sell the Elkie.

Even if you found a factory service manual, there's a chance you might not be able to tell what goes where. I am no expert and couldn't tell you what colored wire to look for and see if it's connected to terminal x.

If you have a multi-meter it would help to troubleshoot if you really insist on not changing the wiring harness. I'd start by verifying the signal is not at the bulb socket and see what other signals are there. I'd also make double sure I had good grounds and no corroded contacts.

Good luck, you are going to need it looks like.

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