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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 01, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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need some help on where two wires get hooked up at on the speedometer cluster of my 68 camaro, it has a tic toc tac. the ones im not sure of are the black ground wire and the orange one with a goofy looking connection on the end. they almost look like they get hooked up in the same area? could that orange one go to the copper looking post on the back of the pod?? thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 01, 03:51 AM
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Which end of the wires aren't connected, The black one is a ground and should be connected to the chassis of the car somewhere (I'm sure there is a "correct" location for it but most anywhere will do. Is the goofy electrical connector basically a blade terminal inside a nore or less rectangular plastic housing with a locking tab on one side? This is the power cable to the clock, it gets plugged into one of the small square terminals in the center of the fuse block. The terminal should be labeled "BATT" or something similar as the clock needs power at all times.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 05:17 AM
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Sound like it might be the hook up for the cig lighter??????
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 09:20 AM
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On my 68 I have the dash out right now and as far as I can tell the orange wire is for the tac and the black is the ground which attaches under my steering column. You should also have a light attached to a green wire that also plugs into the pod.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 01, 04:02 AM
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The orange wire with the black end is the clock power. It gets plugged on to a fitting on the back of the cluster that looks like a small finishing nail. The black is a ground that goes to the metal portion of the column.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 01, 12:25 PM
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Good call there Ratpack. I assumed cause it was on the back of the tach it was well you know the story!!!!!!!
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