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Old 08-15-2004, 01:40 PM
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Exclamation 63 impala Am radio

hey guys ,
I got a 63 impala pushbutton Am radio. I want to see if it works.
It has three terminals on the back. I guessing two speaker
wires and a positve.Maybe the case is grounded? If any body
knows which terminals are which I would be greatfull.
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:24 PM
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AM radio

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Wow! Got to think back now.,...If I remember correctly, It's Power, Speaker and Ground. and If I remember correctly, a wire from the top of it coming from the dial dimmer light , Does that sound about right?

The radio is Case grounded, but that's not what they used to ground it.

Is this an old Wonderbar Radio....?

WHAT A FIND IF IT STILL WORKS!!
Those are going for major bucks now...

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If I wanted to test it i would hook 12 volts to the power and
the next to the positive side of speaker and the next to the
negative side of speaker.Where would I hook the negative of the
power in? Also i'll be testing it by hooking it straight to a battery.
working or not I'll probably sell it.

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Old 08-15-2004, 05:08 PM
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Power to 12 v power, Ground to Battery ground , Speaker to speaker , Speaker Ground to the radio case, or battery ground.

Should Get you going.

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Old 08-23-2004, 12:19 PM
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you might want to check with these guys....
they rebuild older radios

http://www.gate.net/~gtayman/stereo.htm
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Hey, I have a Gm Delco am radio in a 1971 GMC pickup. Mine is hooked up like this...single red wire in back is hot, bracket on back to the body is ground and two wires attached together in the back of the radio are the neg. and pos. wires for speaker. Mines factory and plays good. Light even works after all these years. Hope this helps. John
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Hey Derwood3
Mine has the id tags. 12v. toward the outside, speaker in the middle and grnd toward the center of the radio. Mine has a problem, though. I'm hoping someone here will read about. It works great, usually. Appears to have been reconditioned at one time. Problem is, it will start out real quiet and you have to crank all the way up. Then, BAM 5 minutes later it's super loud most of the time. Volume changes by itself. Sometimes when standing still. Can't seem to attribute it to a bad ground, etc.
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