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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 07, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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1967 wiring question

I have a 67 camaro, when I hook the battery up it causes a relay to click/operate. The relay is located to the left of the dash headlight switch in the fender above the kick panel area. It looks to be a factory relay wired in with the stock loom but I can't find the relay noted in any of my books. All I can see is there is a Red with white strip and a Orange with black strip wires attached through a factory plug.
More Detail. In the factory wiring there is the large cable going to the starter solinoid from the positive post, then there is a smaller lead 14R going to a junction point on the radiator support and that lead turns into 10R which looks to go to the horn relay, volt reg, and alternator. The relay operates when I touch the 14R wire to the positive post. Could you help me indentify this relay and why it is operating by touching 14R to the positive post of the battery. Thanks, Jim
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The red pigtail from the positive battery cable is the power lead for the whole car. Buss bar on the horn relay is a tie point for battery and rest of the car. You will find a red wire going from this power circuit to the firewall for ignition, accessory power, and lights.

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What kind of options on the car. The only relay looking thing (I think its actually a circuit breaker) thats up in the kick panel area is for the power windows option. that harness doesn't show up in the assembly manual, or the wiring diagrams, but its in the fisher body manual. Does the car have, or did it have at one time, power windows?

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Yes, the car does have power windows and I do see in the Body by Fisher1967 service manual page 16-23 a diagram showing a ingnition relay. I that what you are talking about? My relay is definately a relay and not a curcuit breaker. It is definately clicking when I add power, in fact I can hear a spring sound when I remove the power. I just had the interior done. Could the interior guy have shorted out the power windows? What would be the best way to shot trouble in the power windows?
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Jim, here's a recent post regarding a miswired power window relay. It sounds like you could have the same problem. The relay shouldn't click when you connect power, it should only click when you operate one of the window switches. https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...t=power+window

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