The adaptor shown in one of the above photo's (the part with the threaded nut/black housing with the paper tag on the wires) from DZAUTO is the part that goes in between the factory cable down at the transmission and the output of the transmission where the cable originally threaded onto.Thanks to all. gary - Can the DD unit be hooked up with the speedo at the tranny & not behind the dash? Also, is the brake light switch involved somehow? I ask because when I installed Vintage Air I messed with both the speedo cable at the dash & the brake light switch and remember they both fought me a bit. The older I get the more I’m into “easy”. Thanks
To me, it's personal preference. Just like power window switches, you can have them on all of the doors or centralized like in a console. No real right or wrong.Appreciate all the info. Question: Is there any advantage to using either the turn sign lever or the dash mounted switches? To me, the turn signal lever seems most convenient, but maybe some choose the dash mount because of wiring or appearance? Thanks
Some steering columns are very hard to get the wire fed down the length of the column. Some just like the look of the switches. Just personal preference I guess.Appreciate all the info. Question: Is there any advantage to using either the turn sign lever or the dash mounted switches? To me, the turn signal lever seems most convenient, but maybe some choose the dash mount because of wiring or appearance? Thanks
I would rather have too much info than not enough. You can certainly run the wires outside the column and may be able to attach some type of hold downs or surface mount channel to help hold the wiring in place.Hope I’m not beating this to death, but: Do the wires have to go down inside the column? Maybe it would look tacky, but could they just run down the outside of the column?
It wouldn't look too bad on the outside but it really isn't hard to run them down a straight (non tilt) column. The connecter is off the wires when you buy the kit, pull the steering wheel, remove the turn signal stalk and run the wires in the same hole as the stalk goes in. the wires just push down through the bottom of the column. Remove the steering column cover under the dash (4 screws) and the wires just pull out there.Hope I’m not beating this to death, but: Do the wires have to go down inside the column? Maybe it would look tacky, but could they just run down the outside of the column?
Right down the inside bottom, without the plug on the wires they slide right down, as long as it isn't a tilt column. Just pull the turn signal mechanism out of the way, no need to disconnect it.Looks kinda crowded in there. Trying to figure out where the wires would go to get down the column. ??
Phillip, that's strange, I have installed several of these units and each one had the plug off when it came out of the box. Hmm like I said strange. I haven't tried a tilt unit but Rostra told me it wouldnt work in a tilt column. Oh well. Hopefully the OP gives it a try, as you know its not as hard as it looks.I have installed the wires in a tilt column without much trouble. Did a tilt/telescopic too. Just takes a little patience. The 2 Rostra units I installed had the plug already on the turn signal stalk wires and had to be removed to run the wires inside the column.
The G body column in my wagon
The Cadillac tilt/telescopic in the Nova