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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 00, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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I recently bought a '68 Camaro conv. The previous owner told me that the windshield wipers stopped working. I started to troubleshoot therm and found that someone has been rewiring things. The lght bl (18LBL), dark bl(18DBL) and blk(18B) wires have been cut at the wiper sw. 3 black wires have been spliced and run directly through the fire wall to the wiper moter. An additional black wire is soldered directly to the wiper switch. I think this may be the 12 v supply. The yellow(18Y) is cut at the bulkhead conn. I suspect the switch is bad. Also, I would like to put this back together the way it should be. Is there a engine comp wiring harness available for just the wiper motor, heater blower, oil press sw, coil, etc available like shown on the wiring diagram? As wired now, they have bypassed the fuse. It really frustrates me to see "jury-rigging" like this. I just want to get it back the way it should be. Sorry for the long post, but I'm new at this and not really that swift with these wiring diagrams. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 00, 03:36 PM
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There are 3 harnesses that you would need to make things right again, the ft. end lite harness, the engine harness and the underdash harness, which looks like the one you will be needing. If it were my car, Id take the big plunge and get an all new harness for everything, that way you wont have to take the chance of haveing to watch your car burn down cause somebody butchered up the wiring in it(theres something wrong with the harness other wise why did it get done in the 1st place?)

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 00, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Ragtopman,
Thanks for your input. I agree there was a problem to start with. I guess I'm just a little gunshy about tackling the dash/instrument harness. I'm not sure I'm technically up to taking the dash apart to replace the harness (along with the $355 harness cost). Getting stiffer in my old age.
Well, I'll make the decision and bite the bullet.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 00, 05:39 AM
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Biting the bullet is going to be harder than replacing all that wiring, cause its pretty easy to do once you drop the column and pull the inst. bezel out.

Along time ago I was in need of a 4x4 truck and saw this ole Dodge sitting in a car lot and the 1st thing I did was head for the fuse box and sure nuff, previous owner has .11 in one fuse and fuses wraped with tin foil on others. Needless to say...........

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