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Old 01-13-2010, 12:03 PM
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Chevy ignition switch wiring help

I need help finding out the ID of the terminals of this Chevy ignition switch, I'm using the steering column off a '77 malibu to steer a '52 International pickup, and I have found no clue on how to wire it, all the wiring diagrams I've found so far are different from mine, I have attached a drawing of the switch so please tell me where to connect the batt power and where IGN, ACC, etc wires go.

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:46 PM
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my colum is out of an 85 z-28 i pretty sure that part is the same... go to a salvage yard an get a pig tail...

yellow- starter selionide
pink- accesory and start hot- coil
orange- accesory only
brown- accesory and radio hot
red- one feeds the whole ignition switch and one is an accesory hot

just hook up one red and try the switch with a test light till you get the right red wire

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:52 PM
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ok i looked at my switch and it is different but the colors should still do about the same thing... just hook up the red wire and use a test light to make sure its right... thats waht i did and it took me a whole 5 min to figure it out..
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thanks for replying,

the problem is:

a) there are no salvage yards here like in USA

b) I don't have a clue where the power goes in, if I knew it I'll do the way you say, I don't have the harness or socket, just the column so no wires to have any reference.


If you could just tell me which prong is BATT and GRND that would be enough, in the diagrams that I've found seems like most have GRND at the positions that I have marked as #3 and #7 but the rest are totally different.

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Old 01-14-2010, 08:49 AM
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This is a drawing that I found some time back. I used it for reference when wiring my coupe. It had a '95 Corvette column.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:17 PM
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THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED...!!!!

thank you very much, you saved me a lot of work, thanks again.

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order this book. It has a diagram of the 70,s gm column and what goes where and also ththe plug layout. Ron francis wiring also has plugs for u to adapt your car to the column.
Book - How To Wire Your Street Rod
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Book-H...-Rod,2824.html

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Old 01-14-2010, 10:35 PM
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could you just change the ignition switch to an 85 camaro??? do you have an auto parts store their where you could get on for an 85 camaro??? if so i could tell you every prong on that one??? if you cant maybe i could go to a salvage yard here and ship it to you and you just re emberse me?
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thanks guys but I used Frisco's diagram and it worked perfectly, tha's exactly my type of switch, I don't have the socket for it but I wired it using regular connectors and worked fine.

I only have a doubt, those 2 GRND terminals go just to any good ground on the body or should go somewhere else?

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wiring manual

a good reference manual can be down loaded from the EZ2wire web site. click the down load then on the second page click on the box with the small color wire diagram and you will get the full manual. a good reference for using GM parts. The how to wire your street rod came with the A roadster I bought. it has info on ford, Mopar and GM. most harness companies copy Gm colors. The GM engineers must have only had an 8 crayon box when they were kids. GM uses the same colors for different things. International scout used green wires for everything. Ford used colors and stripes. just not always the same colors from the 50's to the 80's .

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