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Who made this turn signal switch and how do I wire it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by no6, May 20, 2012.

  1. I can't find out who made this switch and I need a wiring diagram, it has six wires.

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  2. oj
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  3. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Very cool I've never seen one like it and I have a fetish for them.

    You need to understand how they work and use a continuity testing device to figure out how this one is wired and what color wire does what. There was no standard colors for the different wires. AFAIK. Study some of the diagrams to understand the flow of the electricity for each direction. Once you understand this then you will be able to wire it with any color wires you want.

  4. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,591


    Auto Lamp,

    three wire

    must be one hot, one right and one left


  5. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    I have the same switch. Because yours was chromed, the manufacturers info was ground off of a small raised pad adjacent to the mount. It was made by Auto Lamp, Chicago Ill. Mine is color coded Green,Brown,Yellow,Black,Red,Blue.
  6. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    I must have an earlier version?
    mine only has three wires
  7. yellow

    all cloth covered
  8. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    cool, yours must cancel out the brake lights on the rear circuit
    for running all four corners
    I might have to get creative to run front and rear

    I think they are one of the best looking switches made
    I looked for a long time to find one in decent shape I could afford

    I stripped the paint, sanded out most of the scratches and gave it a quick pollish
    and made a simple strap to clamp it to the column



  9. Tried and true.
  10. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    cool collection tommy!
  11. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    There's one of these Auto Lamps on that auction site right now. Search "vintage chevy dodge turn signal switch assy". 1 bid, $19.99, 5 days left.

    Last edited: May 20, 2012
  12. I saw that but no details.
  13. btt, need help
  14. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    found this on line for the Auto Lamp 9000
    it is Auto Lamp and the same colors as yours
    with the exception of the pilot light
    it might be a good place to start

    Brown -LR bulb
    Green -RF bulb
    Yellow -Brake switch
    Blue -RR bulb
    Red -LF bulb
    Black -L supply flasher
    Orange -P pilot lamp flasher
  15. Paul based on the picturesof the Auto Lamp 9000, it does not look like mine at all.
  16. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    I realize it is not the same unit
    but being from the same manufacturer with the same colors I would start there and use tommy's advice and test circuits to confirm
  17. Thanks Paul, thats a good starting point.
  18. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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    Very cool piece !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Shitboxdodge
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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    I second (or third) the suggestion to do the continuity test. I have an OE turn signal in my car but all the wires had been cut. I am not the brightest guy around but after a while of tinkering with the multimeter I was able to determine which wire (or in this case terminal) did what. I am in the process of re-wiring my whole car so I have been doing some wiring diagrams to remember what I have is the picture of the results of my continuity tests on should be able to do the same thing with yours to figure out how it works...

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  20. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,190

    from Kansas

    Looks to be correct, must have either another set of contacts for the pilot bulb or two diodes that "or" the two front signals together to form the pilot bulb power.
  21. FYI, I got them working and am posting it for others. Mine is a 6 wire and I don't know the model but Auto Lamp seems to be the maker.

    Red.................Left side
    Brown or Grey...Left side
    Blue...............Right side
    Green ............Right side
    Yellow...Stop light switch

    On mine it didn't matter which was used for the front or rear as long as it was that side. The case needs grounded for the indicator light to work. Since I am running 1950 Buick tailights with two seperate bulbs to a side I did not need the stop light wire. I hope this helps someone.
  22. I have a 1941 Ford and want to fit turn signals to the car.

    I also a ( 4 wire ) Yankee 630 model turn signal switch on the shelf - it is in great condition and I hope it will work on the car -which brings to me the question.

    The 41 has fender driving lamps ( now converted to turn signal lamps ) - the rear are the factory set-up stop lamps.

    Does anyone know if I can use this ( 4 wire ) Yankee turn signal switch on my 41 and not add extra turn signal lamps to the rear ( I prefer to only have the factory tail lamps - with no added dedicated lamps on the rear - for cleaner look.


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