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Old 09-11-2010, 08:47 PM
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minimal wiring needed for 83 chevy pickup

new here. just picked an 83 chevy c10, according to the vin it originally had a 6.2ldiesel, but now has 305 w/3 speed auto. has lots of old connectors wadded and taped to firewall. after searching under the dash, i found they go to an ecm. also previous owner installed two toggles as start switch, one toggle powers distributor, other is a momentary to the starter. trying to figure out best way wire thing so i still have my lights, turn signals, heater, and wipers. by the way truck does not have power locks or windows. still need key to unlock steering wheel and acc power. i am wanting to get rid of as much useless wire as possible. any help will be appreciated.

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Start here. Try to find out what year the motor/ECM are.
www.alldatadiy.com
Get the year for the motor/ECM.
Can't do it without a good shop manual.
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maybe not an ecm. did some looking, could it be the esc controller?
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Black box near the steering column wit a circuit board in it?
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module mounted behind glove box
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bEHIND GLOVE BOX

If you post any numbers on stickers, from the module, behind the glove box, and state color of connectors, how many connectors, and the number of spaces for wire, in each connector, we can tell a little more about the wires you dont need.
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maybe not an ecm. did some looking, could it be the esc controller?
Correct. California trucks may have had the CCC system and ECM, but 49 state trucks did not. Some did use the ESC system, however.
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I recently disassembled an 81 with a 305

the ESC was a 'stand alone harness that should come right out.

But if your truck was a 'rattler' those could be for something else.
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