Re: tail light problems on a 69
Just an update for TCers who have this problem in the future...
Note that the reason it's taken me so long to get back to this is because I got side tracked with my tail light problem by pulling my entire dash and headlight harnesses. They were a MESS. I got everything cleaned up, organized and was checking to make sure everything worked before I install my new ("restored" OEM) dash and gauges.
First, I had no brake, head or tail lights. Had left turn, but right turn just stayed on, but very dim. Realized I forgot the fuses -- oops! A few new 20A fuses a ground that a missed and I had everything but tail lights.
W/ headlights on I was getting major heat and even smoke from the brown tail light wire at the headlight switch. Disconnected the intermediate harness from the dash harness. At that point, the heat stopped coming off the headlight switch, but I still had spark where it connects to the intermediate harness... So, the problem was either in the intermediate harness or tail. Moved to the trunk and the connection between the intermediate harness and tail harness and, wouldn't you know it, had very weak spark on the test light when I put it on the brown wire on the intermediate harness connection. I wire brushed the connectors on the male and female ends and BAM, good as new. (Cleaned up all the others while I was at it.)
I realize no one asked me about this, but I just wanted to share this small victory with my fellow TCers. I never would have known how to do all this w/o searching old posts. Thanks, all, for your contributions!
Last edited by ZaCamaro69; Sep 29th, 10 at 10:19 PM.
Reason: fixing typos... because I'm neurotic