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After 1 1/2 years of procrastination I have started on the project once again. I have been cleaning up the wiring harness under the hood and have come across a single orange wire coming out of the harness on the firewall without any connector on the end. I have researched several manuals and have inspected several other chevelles but still cannot trace to what it is suppose to connect to. The wire is 12 gauge.
I am hoping that someone out there might know to what I am referring.

signed "Lost without a clue." :confused



rick
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From: abilene texas
Registered: Aug 98
posted 03-23-2002 04:06 PM
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kurt
Is it an A/C car? Sounds like the power wire to the A/C relay. Does the wire go thru the wiring gutter acrossed the top back of firewall? If so, it starts at the relay above the brake booster and goes to a fuse holder right where it exits the wiring gutter.
To get a better answer, you should post this in the electrical forum below.


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72402kurt

From: Henderson, NV. USA
Registered: Mar 2002
posted 03-23-2002 05:40 PM
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Thanks for your help but when I checked to see if it was the ac wire that was in place. It appears to have gone through the gutter on the firewall but I was mistaken with it being a 12 gauge wire. It is more like 14.
I will also post this in the electrical forum.
 

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A #14 orange wire up there is for the blower motor. See if the other end looks like it goes back to the bulkhead connector. That's the way it hooks up for a non-A/C car.
 

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If your car had heat only the wire in question would be for the blower motor. A car with A/C has a separate harness for the A/C components including the blower, in this case the orange wire is not used. It was typically cut off close to the main harness during assembly.
 

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Elree Colby has it, the wire is cut off at the factory in a/c cars, documented in the factory assembly manual.

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