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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 01, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Could someone please tell me what the electrical connection located to the lower right of the master cylinder comming through the firewall is for. This is on a 67RS Conv. six cyl 250 four speed and is not on my 68RS/SS Thanks for any help? The connection has a round rubber boot with one horizontal and one vertical male spade in it.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 01, 05:32 PM
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DjD is right on this one! Brake warning light, most likely

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Kinda sounds like the brake warning light...

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Back-up light switch harness for a manual transmission. Brake warning light was one wire.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Everett#2390:
Back-up light switch harness for a manual transmission. Brake warning light was one wire.

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I think you may be right. Because the brake warning wire goes to the brake pressure regulator under the master cylinder. I do have a manual trans. and no back up light switch or netural safety switch. Do you have more info. on the way eather is setup and the routing of the wires?

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Back-up light switch has its own harness. The switch itself bolted to a U-shaped bracket and this bracket bolted to to two bolts on the Trans side cover. It was actuated by the reverse lever on the trans by a wire, I shaped a piece of metal clothes hangar. The switch harness then ran up the firewall next to the speedo cable with the same clips and plugged into the firewall.

The brake wire is a brown(?) wire and plugged into the proportioning valve bolted on the frame below the Master cylinder and came on when an axle set of brakes failed(leaking fluid). Ground this wire and it should light the BRAKE light.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 01, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Everett for the information. I will now have to find the harness and witch, it will have to be original as I am restoring to original condition. Did the 67 manual have a netural safety switch??
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Manual Transmission did not have neutral safety switch, no clutch switch either. Good luck with you restore, I did that once, to my present 68, good project for some one who has a place to allow it to sit for a loooong time, good funds, read money pit, and has alot of patience and a very understanding wife or girlfriend. Have a plan,take copious notes, bag everything, buy a camera and take plenty of pictures, before tear down and thru disassembly. Reassembly from memory is hard on the brain. Once again, Good luck!!! By the way, I get(got) all my info from a Clymer book I purchased back in the early 80's since there is no Haynes manual, but as I understand, one can still buy GM assembly manuals. Back-up lights were an option, that's why your 68 doesn't have the switch on the tx, auto tx had them on the column or in console, depending on shifter location. I'm rambling......

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That factory assembly manual is my bible! Countless hours pouring through it.

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