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Wiring GM Tilt Steering Wheel Column

I have a 1959 Chevy SWB truck and it came with a tilt steering wheel column out of a late 70's or early 80's Chevy Van. I have had the truck for quite some time and it was wired up with a 4 fuse panel and trailer wire from Autozone just to pass inspection. That was 11 years ago. While all the electric works, I would love for everything on the steering column to work. This is a ratrod truck and I am sure if I bought a complete wiring harness this would be easy. I would just like to get power to steering column and have all the items on the steering column work. Does anybody have information on doing this for the schematics for a Do it yourselfer without buying an expensive wiring kit. Or does anyone know of a wiring kit that is good but not expensive. It really only need the basics everything is pretty much manual. I need a 4 to 8 fuse box with GM wiring connections for the column.

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Well...even though I'm having trouble with my own setup...you might look at a wiring harness made by "EZ wire". www.ezwiring.com They have a small/compact box with the smaller fuses. All the wires are labeled and color coded. Others in here have used them too.
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If you look at page 9 of the following link, it may help you figure out what the pinouts are for the column's electrical connector.

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ez2wire manual

Go the ez2wire site, half way down the first page click on the manual, then on the next page click on the box in the middle of the page. ITS a colored diagram.
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Here is a scanned image of what goes where for the GM Column Connector.
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List everything that is controlled by the steering column.
Turn signals.
Hazard flashers.
Wipers / Washers.
Headlights / dimmers.
Cruise control.

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wiring gm column column

Does the column have the IGN switch on it, the neutral safety switch besides the brake lights/turn signals, flashers, I know a lot of street rodders like to use that column because there was not much on them, and no shifting lever.
I have used Enos boards for over 30 years and they are very user friendly, give you a great diagram plus explain what you are doing for each circuit. You can buy it with or without wire. You only us about $70.00 or less of wire plus he puts all the circuit on the board, it is made just for your car. You can for a little more get resettable breakers, or you can buy some when ever you want. I have only get one without wire. cost about $150.00. they have the flashers on it and ballast resistor also,

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U need the little orange book, Has what ur lookin for, They r on ebay or speedway yahoo and only a couple bucks. It all old stuff., I wired my car using that and also old engine.org nhas good help.
IU don't wnna run to much thru the column tho. Use relays for the horn and maybe the headlites. :welcome

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