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Old 06-22-2006, 12:49 PM
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Starter switch stock to modified wiring question.

OK prior to rewiring my truck (which I'm doing right now) I installed a ididit column ( I got a smokin deal from a friend....$40 brand new, he got it in a trade and didnt need it) the column that was originally in there was a mid 80's GM column with the keyed start integrated into the column. the Ididit column does not have the keyed start assembly therefore I'm temporarily (until I get a keyless system figured out and wiredup...more on that in a different thread) wiring in a standard older style 3 prong ignition switch, the layout on the universal switch is off/energized/spring loaded start and on the back the prongs are labeled I, S, B. (standard slide switch) The stock GM ignition switch attachments are as follows.

on the white plug (two plug ignition switch)
Ignition switch coil (pink)
Ignition switch Power (red)
Ignition switch start (purple)
Ignition switch ignition (brown)

on the black plug
Ignition switch Acc (orange)
and an unnamed black wire that is tied directly into the ignition switch Power (red)

what I want to do is make the older style switch work till I wire in my aircraft panel and get my final ignition switching system installed but unfortunatly am no electrical whiz kid (I know the basic principles of the circuit but not sure where to put the 6 wires from the stock GM set up into the non-stock three prong system)

guidance would be appreciated (I hate electrical....after 6 years of my truck catching on fire (minor smoke checks ) periodically from a bum electrical system I figured I'd bite the bullet and put that new EZ kit in thats been sitting on my shelf for better part of three years)

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OK prior to rewiring my truck (which I'm doing right now) I installed a ididit column ( I got a smokin deal from a friend....$40 brand new, he got it in a trade and didnt need it) the column that was originally in there was a mid 80's GM column with the keyed start integrated into the column. the Ididit column does not have the keyed start assembly therefore I'm temporarily (until I get a keyless system figured out and wiredup...more on that in a different thread) wiring in a standard older style 3 prong ignition switch, the layout on the universal switch is off/energized/spring loaded start and on the back the prongs are labeled I, S, B. (standard slide switch) The stock GM ignition switch attachments are as follows.

on the white plug (two plug ignition switch)
Ignition switch coil (pink)
Ignition switch Power (red)
Ignition switch start (purple)
Ignition switch ignition (brown)

on the black plug
Ignition switch Acc (orange)
and an unnamed black wire that is tied directly into the ignition switch Power (red)

what I want to do is make the older style switch work till I wire in my aircraft panel and get my final ignition switching system installed but unfortunatly am no electrical whiz kid (I know the basic principles of the circuit but not sure where to put the 6 wires from the stock GM set up into the non-stock three prong system)

guidance would be appreciated (I hate electrical....after 6 years of my truck catching on fire (minor smoke checks ) periodically from a bum electrical system I figured I'd bite the bullet and put that new EZ kit in thats been sitting on my shelf for better part of three years)

Doc here,

OK confused as all heck here..too many changes in a single paragraph..

Let me see if I got it right..you want to temp wire an 80's switch to an Ididit plug...(I think...)

Try this:

Ignition switch coil (pink)= To the HEI...
Ignition switch Power (red)=To the fuse link on the starter solenoid Batt Bolt.
Ignition switch start (purple)=To the starter solenoid "S" terminal or neutral safety switch...
Ignition switch ignition (brown)=To Alternator via fuse and resistor, through the idiot lamp..

Did I get that right? Is that what you need? If not post back with "Less" information..hopefully we can help more..

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Sorry I just reread my own post and confused myself!

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Did I get that right? Is that what you need? If not post back with "Less" information..hopefully we can help more..
again my apologies I was trying to make sure I got enough info in there and got too much!

OK lets clarify things a bit, the stock ignition switch is the slide switch that used to be bolted on the mid 80s column in which the white plug and the black plug... plug into (and the assorted colloured wires listed) this is the way it is set up now (I just ripped the mid 80's ignition switch off the old column when I put the ididit in)

the three prong off,energized, spring loaded start (I,S,B labeled on the contacts) is the switch I want to wire.

the engine and chassis and dash (with exception of the ign sw) is already wired, those are the labels of the wire that I need to trim off the plugs and wire into a old school 3 prong switch

Better????....................


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Doc here,

I pulled a Standard mid 80's Diagram for a mid sized GM today..

If I got this right, you've done away with the column switch all together, and are going aftermarket panel mount (B, S, I) type switch...

the stock 80 diagram shows:
  • PINK=HEI + TERMINAL
  • PURPLE='S' TERMINAL ON SOLENOID
  • RED1=BATTERY FUSE LINK
  • RED2=PARALLELS INTO RED 1
  • ORANGE=ACC SIDE OF THE FUSE BUSS
  • GREEN=INST. CLUSTER
  • TAN/WHT=INST.CLUSTER

To Convert it to the B,S, I switch..
  • B=BOTH RED WIRES
  • S=PURPLE WIRE
  • I=PINK WIRE
    If you don't have an ACC side of the switch but have ACC, run it as follows:
  • I=ORANGE AND PINK
  • GREEN=NOT USED
  • TAN/WHITE=NOT USED.

I think that's the data you are looking for..If not we may have a syntax error between what you need and what I think you are looking for..

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Hot diggity, thats what I's need, (no syntax error this time)

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Doc here,

KEWL...

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