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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Question 1968 dash cluster question

I just bought a 68 rs and I need to plug the cluster back up....I can not fine a place to plug a harness???? Sorry guys but this is my first camaro and will need some help on some areas that are not complete...thanks for help or pics...mark
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 10:53 AM
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

See if post #5 in this thread shows you what you need :

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=70537

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

I can't find anything on the dash cluster and how it plugs up.....any help you have is greatly appreciated......mark
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 12:15 PM
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

If you look at the photo I referenced above, you should see the rectangular area behind and slightly above the centerline of the speedo; the dash harness connector fits in that opening, and energizes the printed circuit board (PCB) to make the lights and the fuel gauge function.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

Is the white block that I can't see real good what the it plugs in to? My cluster looks good but I think mine is missing the white block in the slot......
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 01:19 PM
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

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Is the white block that I can't see real good what the it plugs in to? My cluster looks good but I think mine is missing the white block in the slot......
It's not a white block, it's a rectangular hole. Do you have the circuit board attached?

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

Yes........the back of my cluster looks like this but where the rectangular spot is mine is just open......so the connector plug on my wiring harness just plugs in this hole and not actually a another male plug? I am sorry to be so simple but I am not electrical minded...just trying to save money and do it myself....do you have a pic of the plug on my wiring harness.....mine looks like it plugs male to female?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 01:28 PM
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

Hole is female. Plug is male. Put plug in hole.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

Mine looks just like this........thanks for your help.......do I have to drop the colum to get the cluster back in? Again.......thanks for your help.....I will try it this afternoon.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 01:45 PM
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

Yes, you will have to drop the column about 2-3". Usually just the 3 nuts under the dash have to be loosened or removed to drop it that much. Don't force it down any more than you have to, you can damage the rag joint if you do.

Plug is shown in the bottom right of this pic.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

Thanks so much for your help........I think I had been looking at the wrong plug on my harness....I find the correct plug and I bet it will work.......thanks again....these forums are great for ametaurs like myself...............
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 09, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1968 dash cluster question

Hey.....when I found the correct plug in the harness it worked great........thanks for the help............
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