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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 12, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Info on door switches/buttons

I am putting in new door dome light buttons/switches. Are the buttons pushed in or is there a nut that goes onto the back side that holds them in. I have new kick panels and thought it was a good time to put them back in. It is on my 1969 Camaro. Thanks, Jerod
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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

The door switches screw into the door jam.
The threads of the switch are sheet metal thread and create their own ground as it is screwed in. No nut needed on the inside. Attach the white wire.

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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

The outer body of the switch is threaded, and there are corresponding threads in the front door jamb, so you get the switch, thread into the jamb tighten it down and get them to where the door will close, and then hook the wire on the back to see if the switch really is where it needs to be (light on door open, light off door closed)

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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

On the drivers side there are two wires, does it matter which terminal on the switch the wires go to. Thanks, Jerod
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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

The second terminal is for the wire that jumpers from driver side door jamb switch to the passenger side door jamb switch. I think the driver side is the closest to center and the other one goes to the passenger side.

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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

I know that it is closer. But the terminal on the drivers side has two wires and two prongs on the terminal. I think one wire is black and one is white, there are no markings on the terminal as to which wire goes on which terminal, or does it not matter, the passenger side has only one wire. Going to do this this weekend and want to make sure I have the correct way of doing it before I get into it. Thanks, Jerod
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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

Does not matter which goes to which terminal. Circuit is completed when plunger extends and grounds the circuit. So all either wire does is ground the circuit for either the passenger side bulb or driver side bulb (if you have the underdash courtesy lights) and/or complete the dome light circuit.

You can confirm with multimeter, but neither wire should be hot.

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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

Second wire on driver's side is for the key buzzer. Both circuits will be grounded on both terminals to chassis w/ door open.


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Re: Info on door switches/buttons

CB is right, I forgot about the key buzzer because I used the AAW Classic Update wiring kit and don't have (or need) the key buzzer.

I checked the OE wiring diagram, and it looks like the white is the dome/courtesy lighting lead, black is the key minder buzzer.

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