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Wiring front marker lamps into a 67, rear wiring for a 68 rs

FYI: This is about my 68 Camaro

I've got the entire front clip off of a 67 RS i'm going to be installing.
I'm having the side markers cut out in the fenders, but it just occurred to me, there's probably no wiring for them. Does anyone know exactly where I would splice these into the 67 wiring harness?

I'm also installing the RS backup lamps. My 68 was not originally an RS, so I'm wondering, would it be easier to modify my existing harness, or just purchase a new RS harness. Where does this harness actually disconnect, is it somewhere in the trunk area, or inside the vehicle?

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Re: Wiring front marker lamps into a 67, rear wiring for a 68 rs

The front marker lights tie into the wiring for the parking lamps, Brown wire for power, black for ground.

The rear harness plugs in at the top or just behind the drivers side kick panel, would be easier to modify it in the bacxk if the rest of the harness is good.

Extend the wire from the existing backup light sockets down to the new backup light.
splice a second 1157 type socket into the wires going to your outer tail light. Be careful that the wires tie into the correct pin on the new socket, the brake light filament is brighter (higher wattage) that the tail light filament.

If you peel back the wrap on the harness and do all your splicing "under the tape" it can look factory.

I highly recommend that all splices are soldered then covered with heat shrink tubing. Crimp on butt splices are bad connections aiting to happen.





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Re: Wiring front marker lamps into a 67, rear wiring for a 68 rs

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FYI: This is about my 68 Camaro

I've got the entire front clip off of a 67 RS i'm going to be installing.
I'm having the side markers cut out in the fenders, but it just occurred to me, there's probably no wiring for them. Does anyone know exactly where I would splice these into the 67 wiring harness?

I'm also installing the RS backup lamps. My 68 was not originally an RS, so I'm wondering, would it be easier to modify my existing harness, or just purchase a new RS harness. Where does this harness actually disconnect, is it somewhere in the trunk area, or inside the vehicle?

Thanks
I have a Electrical diagram for 1968 Camaro RS & SS. Now on the 68 it shows LH Marker Lights. There are diagrams out there that you can buy, it takes a week to get them. I am thinking about rewiring my tail lights, and I find that having a electrical diagram will help me find the location of the electrical components.
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Re: Wiring front marker lamps into a 67, rear wiring for a 68 rs

After looking at the rear harness, it looks pretty easy to "fix".
Remove the tape, splice in another tail lamp socket where the existing one is, and cut off the end for the reverse light, and wire the RS light into it, then rewrap.

As for the front markers, I do have my existing 68 harness, so I can pull the marker wiring off of that and splice it in under the tape as well. It's only 2 wires, how hard can it be.

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