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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 12, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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What are these things?

Can anyone tell me what the two things are that are circled in red in the wiring diagram show below? One says "to turn sig" so I am guessing they are part of the steering column. I am doing wiring under the dash and don't see these on my steering column. I saw one thing like this just hanging behind the dash but not two. Where these part of a column shift. My car just has a regular column but maybe it had a column shift originally.



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Those are the steering column connectors.
The right one is part of the column, as you say/ask, yes goes to turn signal switch.
The left one is part of the dash harness, should be right behind the cluster.

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Re: What are these things?

Thanks Everett. What does the one on the left do? Is it some type of switch? If so, how is it actuated.

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Re: What are these things?

You're welcome. Not a switch, just the dash/body harness connector and mates/connects to the steering column connector/harness.
Just like plugging in an electrical appliance to an extension cord - same principle.

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Re: What are these things?

Matt, here is a pic of mine. It's hanging right above the clutch pedal. It's not a good pic but if you need a closer one, let me know. Like Everett said, the other half is on the steering column.

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Re: What are these things?

Thanks for the picture. Do you have a picture of what the connector looks like on the steering column? Mine is not plugged into my steering column. Should it be? Is this how the turn signal lights are turned on?

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Re: What are these things?

The other clip looks exactly like the one ROBS6T8 shows in the picture. The two connect together and will only fit together one way. Same amount of wires and colors that match up together when connected. The harness on the steering column is inside the column and will have wires running from just below the turn signal switch down through the column and come out after they pass through the support covers and near the bottom of the dash. Check for it over top the column or hung up under the dash if it is not visible. If the harness has been removed for whatever reason, you will have to take you steering wheel apart down past the turn signal switch/cancel cam and run new harness. And yes, your turn signals, emergency flashers and horn all get their power from this harness. Hope this helps.
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Re: What are these things?

Here you go Matt. You can see the harness running up the column into the hub area. Why it's not attached... that's a concern.

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Thanks Robert. I hope to get over to the shop today to do some work on the car. I will look for this connector. It is possible I disconnected it at some point in the restoration but I don't think I did.

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here are both sides connected together in the factory location. I happen to have one of mine apart now so I took a picture.
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I finally got some time to work on the car today. I found both halves of the connector and they are connected. But there is another connector inline between this connector and the steering column. I have attached a photo below to show this second connector. I don't see anything like this in the factory wiring diagram or any of the pictures you guys have provided. Does this mean that I have an aftermarket steering column?

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I dont see a picture attached
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Sorry. I edited the post and attached the photo.

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I finally got some time to work on the car today. I found both halves of the connector and they are connected. But there is another connector inline between this connector and the steering column. I have attached a photo below to show this second connector. I don't see anything like this in the factory wiring diagram or any of the pictures you guys have provided. Does this mean that I have an aftermarket steering column?
I believe you're on to something there. I have a stock column and have not seen anything like that under there. Maybe call a few aftermarket column guys and see if their columns come with an attachment of some sorts to coneect to the original. It appears the rectangular connector are for the wires running up the column into the steering wheel area ie, turn signals.

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Re: What are these things?

That is an adapter harness to go from 1968 and older curved connector to 1969 and newer straight connector.

For a long time old style curved connector turn signal switches where not reproduced and to make your 1968 and older chevy turn signals work, you hade to use a newer turn signal switch with the straight connector and an adapter.
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