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Old Oct 31st, 12, 01:56 AM
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Default 67 RS Help - new AAW wiring now doors don't open

1967 SS/RS 350 with AT, console gauges

I re-wired my entire car from front to back with American Autowire Factory Fit wiring. I also replaced the RS relays (four seasons), RS limit switches (AAW), RS circuit breaker (AAW), and voltage regulator (Wells VR715). All new fuses and light bulbs as well.

I have a few problems, but the RS system is the first item I was going to try and fix.

When the headlight switch is pulled, the lights light up, but the doors do not open. If I open the doors manually, the doors shut when pulling the switch out.

I went through the www.retro-electro.net site and limit switches and relays seems to be connected correctly. I even double checked the headlight switch wiring and looks to be correct.
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Did you reverse the polarity of the wiring to the headlight doors by accident?
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As Brent suggests, either the DC motor is wired backwards, or open/close relays are wired backwards, or headlamp switch is wired opposite.
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Did you install the diode harness?
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Had the same issue with mine. Found out that I needed ground jumpers on the the limit switches. This was a whole wiring harness from painless wiring that I had. It didnt have the limit switch grounds included and I had no idea that they were needed. Hope that helps.
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Thanks for all the responses guys.


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Did you reverse the polarity of the wiring to the headlight doors by accident?
If I did, I didn’t even know I did. How do I check to see if I reversed the polarity to the motors?


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As Brent suggests, either the DC motor is wired backwards, or open/close relays are wired backwards, or headlamp switch is wired opposite.


I checked my limit switch wiring and relay board wiring against retro electrics website and everything seems to be matching. I will double check again…


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Did you install the diode harness?


Yes, the diode harness is installed. I provided a picture of the ignition switch wiring in hopes that someone can confirm everything is wired right???

pink-IGN
red-BATT
purple-SOL
brown-ACC

There IS only one way to install the ignition connector on the switch right?




Also, here is a picture of my light switch. This is wired correctly right?



My limit switches came with the ground wires and all are attached.

Thanks!

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The open and close limit switches may be swapped of physical position, or the motors wired backwards within the motor connector or at the relay socket.
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Cam67rsss , Send me a email at jcfcamaro@embarqmail.com and I'll send you some really good info back. Just put 67 camaro in the subject box !!
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