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Old 04-25-2003, 01:21 AM
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Post Wiring Neutral Safety Switch / EZ-Wire Kit

I'm getting ready to start my EZ-Wire kit. This sure is scary for a first-timer, but here I go. Today I'm gonna start UNwiring my truck ... Saturday = rain ... and then it looks like a stretch of nice days and I'll start the kit.

Right now, with my new Gennie shifter installed, the Neutral Safety switch is NOT wired and my truck starts fine -- obviously a neutral safety switch was never applied before hand.

Should I just leave it that way? Or should I wire it?

If I wire it, I'm at a loss about HOW to do it. My EZ-Wire kit instructions indicate a neutral safety switch wire in the Column Section (they DON'T include any diagram for the Column Section) ... I just went through every wire that comes out of the fuse box (from every section) and couldn't find any wire labeled Neutral Safety Switch -- THEN I noticed a wire, coiled up all by itself, in my kit-box, and there it was -- a single strand of wire all alone.

It doesn't look like anything going to my starter switch has anything to do with the neutral safety switch ... I've just got this single wire labeled such -- what am I supposed to do with it?

I know my new Gennie shifter has a neutral safety switch with 2 connections to be made ... I assume it's a series connection that makes or breaks ... a ground wire???

I don't get it. Please help!

THANKS.

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Yes you should wire the neutral safety switch in. To wire it in is no big deal. Right now you have the wire start wire from the key switch going directly to the starter solenoid. All you do to wire in the neutral safety switch is have the starter key switch wire go into the neutral safety switch and then out back to the starter solenoid. When the shifter is in park and neutral the contacts in the neutral safety switch are closed and the truck will start...and other gear and you get nothing. Sure would be a shame to have the truck start in gear some time when your not ready and it lurches forward and hits another vehicle or runs someone over.

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Old 04-25-2003, 10:10 AM
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Thanks, Joe. I got it now.

There's a big fat red wire marked Solenoid Power ... THAT goes to the NS switch and then on to the solenoid - right?

That dumb 12" wire, marked NS switch, sittin' all by itself, loose in the box, is what through me. I still don't understand what they're gettin' at, but no matter.

THANKS, man. I just got done tearing out half the wires in my truck - what a royal mess they were! Patches and slices all over the place - 49 years worth.


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Yeah I'm at a loss for the 12" wire myself. Did the kit give you a new headlight switch and new bulb sockets for the dash lights?


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No - the kit didn't include that stuff.


But I did! I'm putting new Dolphin gauges in (with custom inserts for my dash) too. I'll finally have blinker indicators! I also didn't have any interior lights ... I'll be putting those in, along with door switches, as well.

I wonder how long this is gonna take me to complete!
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I've done an EZ kit in a '57 Chevy pickup in an evening. Took a little longer to terminate all the wires but that went easy as I got the rest of the items installed and operable.
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Old 04-26-2003, 02:23 AM
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LOL! Yeah! But you know what you're doing, bro'.


Did that include removing all the old wires and stuff?

I'm thinking your evening = my 3-4 days ... but, we'll see. I'm scared and apprehensive about this, having never done it before, but I'm also excited and eager to dig in. It's gonna feel so good when I take that first (and every subsequent) ride - knowing everything is clean, secure ... and SAFE!



I'm posting the whole project here :
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Alan, calm down! You are makign QAY too much of this project. Take a non-hysterical look at your EZ harness - 75% of the work is already done with the wires terminated in the fuse block and bundled into harnesses that go to the various regions of your truck. Mount the fuse block w/ two screws (3 minutes, including dropping and searching for one screw that falls out of the cab and rolls to some unpossible part of the garage), run the bundles to their perspective parts fo the truck - hreadlight, engine, under dash, cab, tail light regions - 1 hr max including clamps along the way.

Spend the rest of the day making the color coded connections to the various end devices - 4 hrs inclucing hooking both tail lights backwards( stop to tail and tail to stop). Under dash will probably take another half day just because of the cramped space but it is EASY (or should I say EZ!). Then go in have a Bud and watch the Lakers lose the final game to the Timber Wolves (sob, sob, sob - oh well wait 'til next year, they will have the eye of the tiger again!).
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LOL! Thanks, bro' -- I feel better already.

Tomorrow I dig in early and have a go at it. Honestly, I think it's gonna be a great experience - after all, what can go wrong when I have all the help I get here from you guys?

If all goes well you won't hear from me till the end of the day - I'll post and give a report of how it goes and where I'm at with it all.

I know I'm making a big deal of it ... because it's my first time and the EZ-Wire kit DOES look like a big hairy monster right now. But you're right about the kit doing 75% of the work! Thank goodness, too!

Hey - you got a new avatar, eh? Cool!

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Alan, your right the neutral switch is a series switch. All you need to do is find the hot wire from the steering column that engauges the starter and run this wire from the column to the switch then from the switch to the starter solnoid. Dave
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Alan,just take one wire at a time.Before you know it it will be done,I used EZ-wiring on a few of my cars,And it was just like it say's EZ-wiring!!!If I can do a car,you can do it.If I can help let me know.Hang in there bro!!!!
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Here is what I concluded about that 12" coil of wire marked Neutral Safety Switch. That wire is to go from the Ignition switch to the Neutral Safety Switch. A wire from the other side of the Neutral Safety Switch goes to the Starter. There is conductivity to the starter only when in Park or Neutral.
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The fat red wire marked solenoid power is not for the neutral safety switch. It is the wire that goes to the terminal on your solenoid that the positive battery cable hooks up to.This is your main power source.Just realized that 34chevy sedan answered an old post. Never mind.

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Doesn't this red flag drop down anymore??


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