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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 5th, 09, 5:50 PM Thread Starter
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Steering Column Wiring Question

OK, part two of the wiring mystery...Ron Francis didn't have any answers for where the column wires go, except to tell me to find a factory wiring diagram and consult that...which I don't have. So, any of you fellow Chevelle owners out there who could offer help, I would sincerely appreciate it!
Sitting in the driver's seat, looking down at the wiring harness that comes out of the steering column, the colors of the wires, from left to right are: black, green, yellow, dark blue, white, light blue, and purple. The RF kit I put in has all the wires labeled, so if anyone can tell me where these wires go ( front and rear turn signals, parking lights, turn signal flasher, horn, and ground), I can easily connect them up to the RF supplied wires.
I assume black is ground, but the insulation is original, and could be "aged" brown in color? The rfeason I bring that up is a friend told me that horn wire leads are brown...don't know if this is true or not.

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If you don't get an answer here, try the Electrical and Wiring forum.

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Black=horn, green=Rt rear turn signal, yellow=Lft rear turn signal, Dark blue=Rt frt turn signal, Light blue=Lft frt turn signal, Purple=turn signal flasher, White=Brake lights
I'm pretty sure that's correct for a '66, the only thing I'm not positive about is the white wire for the brake lights, on a '68, it's black.
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Black=horn, green=Rt rear turn signal, yellow=Lft rear turn signal, Dark blue=Rt frt turn signal, Light blue=Lft frt turn signal, Purple=turn signal flasher, White=Brake lights
I'm pretty sure that's correct for a '66, the only thing I'm not positive about is the white wire for the brake lights, on a '68, it's black.
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Another helpful post. Thanks guys.
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Re: Steering Column Wiring Question

What would cause the Purple and the Dark blue wires to short together? I have great trouble shooting skills but this has me baffled. Been through two turn signal switches now and don't want to ruin another. I cannot see anything obvious and all the wiring is Brand new from M&H. The flasher gets red hot and the purple and dark blue wires melt. Any ideas?? Anyone had this happen? Thanks for any help.
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You might want to start another post about this problem instead of tacking it onto an old post.
If the flasher is getting hot, my first impression is that the flasher is bad. They aren't made to carry a lot of current, and the contacts may be welded together.
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Another reason to use an electronic timed flasher instead of a bi-metal flasher.

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