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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 09, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Orange wire

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On my 69 Camaro, there is an orange wire that comes from the firewall, goes throught the plastic holder over the distributor, then travels towards the intake manifold. Wehre does this connect and what is it? It looks similar to the wires that would go on the ignition coil. Thanks.....
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 09, 11:14 AM
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Re: Orange wire

Sounds like the heater fan power supply wire, if I am understanding your description. Does it have a round rubber boot over a single female connector?

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 09, 12:55 PM
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Re: Orange wire

The magic orange wire....this is live with the ing off...for cig lighter and acceries when the ign is off....can hook radio up to it to use with ign off

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Re: Orange wire

I second Eric. Sounds like the heater motor wire. It should keep going across the firewall to the passenger fender and plug into the heater motor.

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Re: Orange wire

That orange wire goes to your heater blower motor!.....Route it along the firewall and above the heater box and plug it into the blower motor.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 09, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry guys, The blower motor is already connected with a female connecter. The blower motor is about 1" long with rubber around it and hard to connect with the fender on. The orange wire Im referring to comes out of those same cables and looks like it should hook up to the coil because it looks just like the cables that go on the coil. I'll try to post pics as soon as possible. Thanks
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Sorry guys, The blower motor is already connected with a female connecter. The blower motor is about 1" long with rubber around it and hard to connect with the fender on. The orange wire Im referring to comes out of those same cables and looks like it should hook up to the coil because it looks just like the cables that go on the coil. I'll try to post pics as soon as possible. Thanks
I believe it does go to the positive side of the coil....saw it on an old 69 wiring diagram.

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I believe it does go to the positive side of the coil....saw it on an old 69 wiring diagram.
I don't think it should, it doesn't sound like a resistor wire. Idle stop solenoid? I can't remember what color those wires were.

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Re: Orange wire

I don't have my color coded wiring diagram in front of me but I'm thinking that this wire could be for the oil pressure switch or sending unit??
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Looking at it closely, on the passenger side on the intake manifold, there is a circular spring that a curburator linkage hook up to it. Could it be that this wire is a simple ground that hooks up to that spring retatiner nut? How do I post a pic of this? Car was all original. Thanks Team
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Looking at it closely, on the passenger side on the intake manifold, there is a circular spring that a curburator linkage hook up to it. Could it be that this wire is a simple ground that hooks up to that spring retatiner nut? How do I post a pic of this? Car was all original. Thanks Team
Sounds like that spring is part of the choke. Don't connect it like a ground until you test to see if it has 12 volts on it...

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 09, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Correct, The linkage controls the front opening to the carburator. This is the only place that I can see this going to. I'll check to make sure it does not have 12v onit. Thanks. How do I post Pics......?
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I don't have my color coded wiring diagram in front of me but I'm thinking that this wire could be for the oil pressure switch or sending unit??
I think oil pressure wire was green. One thing we don't know.....does the car start ?

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 09, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Orange wire

Roger, thanks. The car starts. Today, I rebuilt the carburator and I notices that there was a green wire with a loop at the end. Does this go to the distributor, if so where? If not, any idea.
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Re: Orange wire

If your car has C60 (air cond) this wire is not hooked up It is for the blower motor in heater-only cars. It should not be 'live' as the other end inside the car at the heater controls is not hooked up either.
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