Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London, England
Please help a novice. No ignition and I am losing sleep!
I will try to sum this up as best I know how. I have a 67 coupe that was originally an auto, but now has a 400ci block connected to a super t-10 stick shift...
As of two weeks ago, the car started and turned over fine. Happy days...
I was looking to install a stereo (and new cig lighter) and had a rummage behind the dash to find the yellow and orange wires (I have been reading all the forum posts). I was excited to find both of these leads but also another connector with loads of bulbs attached going precisely nowhere.
I unplugged this connector block (orange, purple, yellow, green wires) but it was separately grounded with two black wires. These I disconnected also...
Go to start the car and nothing... Gen light comes on, but not turning over at all.
Pulled the ignition switch out the dash and believe that I have the purple, brown, yellow, pink and green all connected and still nothing.
With the key turned, my dad bridged the two connections on the starter motor with a bit of metal and it fired up instantly (apparently this tests the solenoid but don't know what he means by that?).
I then read some forum posts that the plug I disconnected was related to the centre console and may have interfered with neutral safety switch. I reinstalled the plug and re-grounded it. Still nothing!!??
What other troubleshooting ideas can I do? Or what steps can I go through to isolate issues with starter, ignition etc etc...
Adam, from London England...
I spent a number of hours looking confused at wiring diagrams and eventually