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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 07, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Here my situation. When I bought this car only one of the directionals works (passenger side). from reading a lot of the threads the cam is a common part to go so I figured I would deal with it later. The drivers side marker lights front and back were not working also.

I decided to completely overhaul my interior in the meantime along with aftermarket gauges and now neither directional works. I have yet to hook up my new LED directionals so I thought that might be the issue. Just to rule things out, my car came with an old rusty spare column. to save myself some time tonight I plugged the new column in. Now I'm back to 1 directional again. I switch back to my original column and the passenger marker light and directional still works. ( I don't understand it but thats OK)

I messed around with the hack wiring in the front an some how got the front marker light working but still no rear marker light or directional.

I'm looking for the easiest way out money aside at this point. is there front or rear harnesses I can buy or do you think my problem is still in the column or something else?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 07, 06:18 PM
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Both front and rear harnesses available for 1st gen Camaro's. Save yourself some headaches and do not buy a wiring harness from Painless Performance. They are anything but painless. You will find a lot of people prefer American AutoWire for their quality and ease of installation. AAW kits use factory style connectors. Painless Performance kits require you to provide some connectors on your own. AAW is the way to go. My 69 is AAW from front to back!!

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The problems you are describing could very easily be from bad grounds. Depending on the year of the car (???) there are ground wires from the front park / turn housings. If these grounds are bad, the lights do weird stuff.





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My 69 is AAW from front to back!!

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Paid cash for em' when I got 'em!!!!!!!!!!

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You will find a lot of people prefer American AutoWire for their quality and ease of installation. AAW kits use factory style connectors. Painless Performance kits require you to provide some connectors on your own. AAW is the way to go. My 69 is AAW from front to back!![/COLOR]
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This thing is spliced just about every 6 inches! My car's like an electrical quilt with all differnet colors and gauges patched together. My RS doors stopped working altogether the other day!
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This thing is spliced just about every 6 inches! My car's like an electrical quilt with all differnet colors and gauges patched together. My RS doors stopped working altogether the other day!
LOL...Oh the joy of working on 30 years worth of other peoples hacks. Hang in there. Be sure you have a good schematic. The electrical forum stickies have a link to some wonderful color schematics. PM the moderator Jim M. for a pass key. The old black and white schematics aren't very flashy, but also work...for free.

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