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5/9/13 11:26am - Original Message: 'My Dash - unknown wires '
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Orlando, FL - USA

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1979 Yellow L-82 Auto - SOLD 1994 1992 White ZO7 6 Spd - SOLD 1998 1978 Silver Anniversary L-82 4 Spd - SOLD 2006 1979 Silver L-82 4 Spd - 18,451 miles 1 owner car, found having been in storage 20 years. Purchased in 2010.

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Hi all, 
Was in the process of changing out my Tach card and when I pulled dash apart I found these wires (the yellow, green and tan not hooked up to anything)and was wondering if anyone could advise what they are for, I find it hard to believe that they should be just hanging out like that.  I have been studying what manual I have and so far no luck.  This is a 1979 L-82 4spd with no cruise control installed.  Thank you.


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5/9/13 10:20am - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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Looking at the diagram possibilities Hopefully some else might recognize them
 
18 Gauge Radio, radio antenna PWr
18           Delayed Pulse Wiper
14           Blower Resistor
12           Clutch Start Sw
16           Blower Sw
14           Anti Theft System
 
Lt Grn Tan Headlights Dimmer Sw


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5/9/13 11:34am - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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A pic of the connector there would help, but it appears that those wires/connector are for the high beam switch....



Looks like the single yaller wire has pulled out of the connector....a view of the connector would confirm/refute that....


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5/9/13 2:19pm - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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1979 Yellow L-82 Auto - SOLD 1994 1992 White ZO7 6 Spd - SOLD 1998 1978 Silver Anniversary L-82 4 Spd - SOLD 2006 1979 Silver L-82 4 Spd - 18,451 miles 1 owner car, found having been in storage 20 years. Purchased in 2010.

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Thanks and here are a couple of more of connector, and there is a connector on the light switch.

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5/9/13 2:22pm - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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1979 Yellow L-82 Auto - SOLD 1994 1992 White ZO7 6 Spd - SOLD 1998 1978 Silver Anniversary L-82 4 Spd - SOLD 2006 1979 Silver L-82 4 Spd - 18,451 miles 1 owner car, found having been in storage 20 years. Purchased in 2010.

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And this one.

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5/9/13 2:23pm - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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1979 Yellow L-82 Auto - SOLD 1994 1992 White ZO7 6 Spd - SOLD 1998 1978 Silver Anniversary L-82 4 Spd - SOLD 2006 1979 Silver L-82 4 Spd - 18,451 miles 1 owner car, found having been in storage 20 years. Purchased in 2010.

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High beam switch.... on the steering column just forward of the other wire bundle on top and forward on the column???

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5/9/13 3:30pm - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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1979 Yellow L-82 Auto - SOLD 1994 1992 White ZO7 6 Spd - SOLD 1998 1978 Silver Anniversary L-82 4 Spd - SOLD 2006 1979 Silver L-82 4 Spd - 18,451 miles 1 owner car, found having been in storage 20 years. Purchased in 2010.

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Thank you, thank you all...

It was the Hi/Lo switch connector but how the wires got up there I guess I will never know, but was able to connect yellow back into plug and it's staying put.

Now to put all the dash together and see if all the gauges work, ie Tach and fuel qty that I have been working on.

Thank you all again.

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5/10/13 11:22am - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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Kewl! Clap
 Wonder why it wuz unplugged to start with?

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5/10/13 12:18pm - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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Orlando, FL - USA

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1979 Yellow L-82 Auto - SOLD 1994 1992 White ZO7 6 Spd - SOLD 1998 1978 Silver Anniversary L-82 4 Spd - SOLD 2006 1979 Silver L-82 4 Spd - 18,451 miles 1 owner car, found having been in storage 20 years. Purchased in 2010.

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I have no idea, but this car had sat for over 18 years when I found it, so it has been a passion to get it back on the road as it only has 18500 miles on it.  Right now trying to figure out what the previous owner was smoking reference radio wires... total mess.

I will try and see if anyone has info on radio/antenna wire issues here.

Again you guys are great.




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5/10/13 10:01pm - Reply: 'Re: My Dash - unknown wires '
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If you need a wiring diagram for the car, you can now download/copy/print one from my web-page HERE
Unfortunately, the diagrams do NOT have anything on the radio, other than the fuse....Unhappy

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