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Old 12-02-2002, 02:52 PM
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I acquired a GM steering column but the wiring harness has been cut. How do I go about finding out what wire is what? Where can I get a wiring diagram for it without knowing the end application?
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Old 12-02-2002, 04:08 PM
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can you tell what car line its from? chevy, olds, etc. if you can tell that and guess the era from its appearence[early 70s, late80s.] try to look up a diagram from a random car from your best guess. the color code and wire positions shouldn't vary to much from car to car, this should give you a basic start. good luck.
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HEY FRED: Send me a FAX number or mailing address. I have a generic GM code out of a old mag somewhere I can send. Also local library in reference department has books that have complete wiring diagrams that you can look up and put on copy machine. Let me know if I can help, DAVE SHANK
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Thanks for your help
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my 79 3/4 trucks was as per haynes manualnotchiltons)
white: STOP LIGHT SWITCH;
DK GRN: RT RR LAP;
YEL: LT RR LP;
PPL: SIG FLSR;
BRN: HAZ FLSR;
DK BLU: RT FT LP;
LT BLU: LT FT LP;
BLK: HORN.

THIS MAY BE IT OR IT MAY NOT BE. TO BE OR NOT TO BE. THAT AINT THE QUESTION.

FOR TURN SIGNALS, HAZARD FLASHER, HORN ALL IN COLUMN. IT MAY MATTER TO YOU OR NOT, BUT THIS ELIMINATES SEPERATE TURN SIGNALS AND BRAKE LIGHTS CONTROL, I MEAN IF A 3 PRONG TAIL LIGHT IS A BRAKE LIGHT IT WILL ALSO ACT AS A T/S. I WANTED ORANGE T/Ss AND RED BRAKES, BUT IF I DID THIS I WOULD HAVE MY ORANGE LIGHT GO ON WITH THE BRAKES. THE ONLY WAY I COULD FIGURE OUT TO DO IT WAS TO TIE IT IN TO THE FRONT T/S ONLY. I SHOULD KNOW THESE BY NOW, BUT I STILL AINT NO CAR 'LEC-TRICIAN!
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Old 12-06-2002, 06:24 PM
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Howdy all

Al here with AutoReWire.com.

Haven't been around much cuz' I've been busier than a cat covering up you know what.

Here is some more information that might help:

GM COLUMN PLUGS

TURN SIGNAL CONNECTOR Late 60's, 70's and 80's

Gauge Color Desc. Plug Marking

20 Black Key Alarm E
20 Pnk Dbl Blk strp Key Alarm F
20 Black Horn G
18 Lt.Blue LF Turn Signal H
18 Dark.Blue RF Turn Signal J
14 Brown Hazard Flasher K
14 Purple Turn Flasher L
16 Yellow LR Turn Signal M
16 Dark Green RR Turn Signal N
14 White Stop Lamp Switch P


IGNITION SWITCH If it has one.

Pur/Wht Ignition Start
Pnk Ignition Coil
Brn Accessory Fuse at Fuse Panel
Orn Ignition Switched Bus at Fuse Panel
Red Battery Hot Lead

The wiring on late '40's and early '50's Chevys and Pontiac will be different at the rear lights and the horn wire.

Horn Dark Green
LF Turn Signal Lt. Blue
RF Turn Signal/Stop Dark Blue
LR Turn Signal/Stop Pink
RR Turn Signal/Stop Violet
Column to Stop Switch White
Turn Flasher Yellow

Mid '60's Chevy's got wired weird

Most Buicks through the early 60's

Horn Lt Blue
LF Turn Signal Dk. Green
RF Turn Signal/Stop Lt. Green
LR Turn Signal/Stop Lt. Green w/Blk
RR Turn Signal/Stop Dk. Green w/Wht
Column to Stop Switch White
Flasher Pink
Flasher Gray When installing a late GM Column replace the three prong flasher with a two prong and use the Pink Wire. Wire to the Purple wire in the New Column.


Later,

al

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Thanks Al - You hit the nail on the head with your information. Now I can rest in peace.
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