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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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What is this connector for ? Under dash

Anybody know what this connector is for ? It's under dash close to the
center. It is in the same harness as the courtesy light wiring. I'm guessing
it is for some type of accessory that I don't have but not sure what.
Thanks for the help.






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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 11:23 AM
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

I would bet it is for the AM radio...
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Nope. The radio is a 3 spade connector. Thanks.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 12:20 PM
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

pink and green is backup lights I think.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 12:24 PM
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

Should connect to the reverse light switch on the console shifter if I remember right.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

The car didn't come with a console but that connector may
have been included just like the courtesy light harness.
I struggle with colors (particularly red) but the wire looks
red, not pink, too me. I can't find it identified in any of the
wiring diagrams yet. I'll keep looking and keep the suggestions
coming. Thanks guys.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 12:33 PM
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

Do you have three gauges in the center console? If so, it could be for the temperature gauge. Temperature uses a green and pink wire. I own a Firebird so don't take what I say as being correct.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

Patrick, No center console from the factory. I am adding it though.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 01:47 PM
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Every time I work with wires, I think of my favorite quote from Ernest.
"My daddy use to work on them."


Now I got it ingrained into your head.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

I think I got it figured out after you guys said you thought it was the
back lights. Apparently I have the harness laying on the wrong side
of the steering column. Imagine that. It's only been a decade since
I removed the original column. Looks like it goes to the column mounted
neutral safety/back up light combo switch. The car was originally a 3 on the
tree. I've got to do a little more searching but pretty sure that's it.
Thanks guys. I still say the wire is red. LOL
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 18, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Every time I work with wires, I think of my favorite quote from Ernest.
"My daddy use to work on them."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0wdVgPMY9A

Now I got it ingrained into your head.
Thanks Patrick. And my dad has the ultimate set of tools. He's a TV repair man. One of my favorites.
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

It is the back up light switch connector. It connects to the back up light switch that mounts on the top side of the steering column closer to the floor board by the pedals.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 18, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

Yes I have verified that is indeed the backup light connector. Here is an interesting
note. I dug out the original 3 on the tree column. The pics show the switch. The
interesting thing is it includes a neutral safety switch. I verified the neutral safety
switch side does indeed function as it should in neutral. There is no purple wire
and purple/white wire as was used with the nss function. I realize manual shift
cars did not use a nss, as it's been documented many times, but just a bit baffled
as to why the switch would have been included but not utilized. It is possible the
switch was replaced at some point and it's not factory original.
Thanks guys for the help.






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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 18, 08:27 AM
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Re: What is this connector for ? Under dash

That switch (P/N 3909537) is the correct switch for (among others) all 67-68 with the 3 speed manual transmission (column shift), and it didn't use the NSS half. I guess GM decided it wasn't worth designing another switch just for the backup lights.

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