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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 10, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Starter solenoid wire

I am doing a complete rewire (american auto wire kit) on my 68 camaro. I am running into serveral issues, and tech support really didnt clear anything up for me. ok first thing, the ignition harness which plugs into the ingnition on the dash. the purple started solenoid wire is a loose wire, all the other wires tie into the fuse box. where does this loose wire go? because on the firewall side there is a purple starter solenoid wire which i assume goes to the starter. so back to the original question, where does the one from the harness under the dash go?? second question, the vss wires (vehicle speed sensor) purple and yellow twisted. the vss wires on the under dash harness I assume go to the shifter ( i am using a B&M shifter). the purple and yellow vss wires trace back to the fuse box on the inside of firewall. the instructions state to plug the purple and yellow vss wires to the bulk head connector on the outside of firewall under the hood and run those wires to the shifter. i am confused on which to do??any advise would be great.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 10, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Re: starter solenoid wire

on the vss wires, i ment connect to the transmission, not the shifter.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 10, 04:31 AM
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Re: starter solenoid wire

If it turns out you need to go back to AAW for more support, use the dial by name function and plug in B-o-c-k to get Donny Bock. He's heading R&D now I think, but he is the MAN when it comes to GM wiring.

If the "loose" purple wire is inside the car (I think that's what you're explaining), then you should find a loose purple/white stripe wire that pairs with the purple. The purple/purple white get connected to the neutral safety switch, which makes sure that the starter solenoid cannot be energized unless the automatic's shifter (selector, really) is in Park or Neutral. On a manual trans 67-68, the purple and purple white would just get connected together (no NSS on a manual trans 67-68).

VSS wiring would have to be run to VSS sensor outputs on the transmission. Maybe the instructions just mean to route the wires down through the shifter hole to the VSS? I used the mechanical speedo drive on my TKO, so I did not spend a lot of time looking at VSS wiring.

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thanks you were right Dan is the man and he answered all of my questions! this site is the best.
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