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Old 07-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Question Need help with Old Steering Column wiring color code

I have an older steering column installed from the 70's and I am currently putting in an EZ wire set on my 26 T. I have everything in, but I am not sure about how to decipher the parallel wires coming out of the column. Here are the colors if anyone can help:

Light Blue
Yellow
Dark Blue
Pink
Purple
White

There is a turn signal handle on the column and the auto shifter was removed, filled in and now is auto on the floor.

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Old 07-18-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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sounds like a gm column, just use chart to hook upto the new wiring, easy enough if you know it is the function the chart says it is on your new wiring , i can post a ford early also,but doesnt have many of these colors more than likely gm







G.M. STEERING COLUMN WIRING

COLOR
APPLICATION
White
Stop Light Switch
Green
R.R. Lamp
Yellow
L.R. Lamp
Purple
Turn Signal Flasher
Brown
Flasher
Dark Blue
L.F. Lamp
Light Blue
R.F. Lamp
Black
Horn
Orange
Ignition Switch
Dark Green
Ground
Tan
Ground
Red
Battery 12 V
Brown
Acc. Fuse Box
Pink
Ignition Coil
Red
Battery Fuse Box
Purple / Dbl White Stripe
Start On Solenoid
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Need help with Old Steering Column wiring color code

Do you know what make the column is from? By the wire colours it sounds like a GM.
White- Brake light switch
Green- Right rear lamp
Yellow- Left rear lamp
Purple- Turn signal flasher
Dark blue- Right front lamp
Light blue-Left front lamp
Black- horn

Looks like oldchevyseller beat me to it

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Old 07-18-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Need help with Old Steering Column wiring color code

white= stop light switch green= right rear lamp yellow= left rear lamp purple= turn single flasher brown= flasher dark blue=right front lamp light blue=left front lamp black = horn t
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:27 PM   #5
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Thanks, I had my wife download a manual from Painless and their diagram for a GM was very similar-- yours is more difinitive.
I see you are from Mankato. My wife was born there. Know any Schmidts or Rode's (Lake Crystal).


FLATMAN: Don't know what it came out of. But it looks more and more like GM
29MOONSHINE: Seems like you all almost agree.

What should I do with the Pink wire? Use it for Green/Right Rear?
Any suggestions about how to hook up the Flasher with the Turn Sig Flasher? Would the Turn signal flasher also be the turn signal indicator as noted on the wire?
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:21 PM   #6
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go this painless link page 23 and see the wiring colors, some of your wires are not supported by the harness according to the page, what wire harness number kit did you buy?


is you igniton switch in the dash?



go to page 14 to see the other column wiring


pink is for a key alarm, if it is a 79 column,you wont use it, if you have an earlier column look at the same page ,70 to 74 column, can you post a picture of this wiring and cloumn?

http://www.painlessperformance.com/M...0501Manual.pdf
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:32 PM   #7
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Ignition is on the dash. Pics are here:



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Old 07-18-2008, 11:44 PM   #8
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OldChevySeller The PDF page numbers are different than the manual numbers. That is the manual that I downloaded and printed out. It looks like the column is an old GM and that the Painless wiring on the manual page 10 Section 7.4.5 is the one I will most likely use. I guess I will have to do a continuity test on the pink wire to see what happens.

Does that sound okay?
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:49 AM   #9
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you have an older GM column (early 60\'s)

light blue is left front
yellow is power from flasher
dark blue is right front
pink is left rear
purple is right rear
white is from brake light switch
black is horn button
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:45 AM   #10
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i thought you might havea 60's column,trevor has the code
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:52 AM   #11
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That leaves only the purple wire? Any clues as to where it goes?

Sorry I see that I missed writing it down. This is getting to me!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:49 PM   #12
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That leaves only the purple wire? Any clues as to where it goes?
huh? purple is right rear
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:05 PM   #13
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Thanks Trevor. Pardon my stupidity or inability to read and transfer what I see into writing.
Have you got a phone number where I can call you? I have a few other stupid questions that you might be able to help me with.
Just PM or email it if you think you might be able to help.
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