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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 07, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition Switch help

I just wired up my electrical fan and have the fan wire (ok, its a painless wire harness) hooked up to the relay. I have no power to the fan wire. The rest of the relay is hooked up, and when I hot-wire the fan, it works great. I traced it back to the ignition switch and looked at the accessory wire (orange) on the switch. Its currently hooked to the KEY + lug. Everything else is working fine, however, when I checked the fuse block, the fan, wiper and gauge fuses show no voltage whatsoever.

So, my question is, which lug should the orange wire on the switch be hooked up to? I have a KEY- lug thats not currently hooked to anything. Does that one need to be grounded? Looking through the assembly manual really doesn't help on that wire. looks like it goes to a junction block, then spreads out...to points along the way (maybe the instrument cluster?)

I can start the car and it charges the battery just fine....but not everything is hooked up yet...still in the process, so no lights, horn, horn relay, taillights, interior lights, etc, etc.

Am I running a short or ground somewhere on an exposed wire possibly? or do I need to hook up the instrument cluster to complete the circuit?

Any of you electrical gurus that can help, it would be much appreciated! Thanks
John

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Re: Ignition Switch help

I successfully wired up my 68 with the 18 circuit Painless Wiring kit.....I needed to call their tech line as the wiring to the ignition switch was confusing!.....First off, I must ask if your car is equipped with an ignition key "buzzer"? as the KEY + and KEY - terminals are used for that.....If not, disregard and don't hook up any wires to those 2 terminals......The correct wiring to the ignition switch are as follows: 1) Red wire-Battery terminal, 2) Purple wire-Solenoid terminal, 3) Brown wire-Accessory terminal, 4) Green wire-Ground terminal, 5) Pink & Orange wire-Ignition coil terminal......Just call their tech line if you encounter any more wiring problems.
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Re: Ignition Switch help

Thanks for the response Ron,

I will hook up the pink and orange wires together. If I remember right, the key never had a "buzzer", but the original loom had wires attached to both the KEY + and KEY - lugs.

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You're welcome!....Glad to help out!
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