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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 1st, 05, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question 68 RS Neutral Safety Switch Question

I'm helping a friend bring a 68 RS with factory gauges back to life. Someone removed the console and gauges with an ax thru the gauge extension harness.
The car was an original automatic and he's converted to a 4 speed. It had no engine or tranny when he bought it. Always planned to buy a new extension and console harness when the time came. We tried to fire it up last week with the new motor and tranny, couldn't get it to turn over until we realized we had to hotwire the neutral safety wires in the ext harness.
Here's my question, can you eliminate the neutral Safety switch by simply replacing the extension harness? I know it plugs in the back of the Tach circuit board. Or is it part of the under dash harness? If it is, I think we'll just have to leave it hotwired. That harness is $$$.

Thanks, Mark
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Re: 68 RS Neutral Safety Switch Question

On my American Autowire replacement harness, one wire going to the Neutral Switch comes directly from the ignition switch. The other line goes to the starter motor. So you have to connect the two wires to each other if you do not use a Neutral Safety Switch in order to get electricity to the starter from the ignition switch.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 05, 10:17 AM
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Re: 68 RS Neutral Safety Switch Question

He's right. The two large purple wires that feed into the console are the ones that need to be tied together.

However, you may just need a simple adjustment of the neutral safety switch. If you can keep the switch in place it's a much better, and safer, way to go.

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