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8/2/13 5:32pm - Original Message: 'Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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As I've said before, I know my limitations and every day it becomes more evident to me that they are indeed growing in numbers!

That being said, as I was searching for my wandering horns(see other post), I found these two wires at the nose, not connected to anything and tied in a knot around a harness. I followed them to the engine compartment.  They're along the inside driver fender wall near the alt.  They are solid red and solid black. 
 
 
 
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8/2/13 7:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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If no one comes up with an answer before tomorrow I will be under the hood of my 82 on Saturday and will take a look to see what I can find.



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8/2/13 9:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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Thanks Gil.  No rush, still getting the car road worthy.  When I was using the car as an almost daily driver evrything was working fine except for the anti-theft.  If I was to take a guess that would be my best. 

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8/2/13 10:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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They could be for the under hood light. If you had one, it would be by the hood support on the hood. Some one probably cut it out.

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8/2/13 10:53pm - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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The hood light does use a red and black wire, but...the pic shows the red wire with a fuse link in it....very unusual, and the wiring diagram does not show the hood light having a fuse link. There is a fuse link in the red wire going to the alternator....
Hmmm...I'd say it is for the hood light, too, but not sure why there is a fuse link.


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8/2/13 11:45pm - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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I think you are correct this is from the 80 diagram it shows thermal wire
 
 


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8/3/13 8:59am - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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Adams' Apple said: The hood light does use a red and black wire, but...the pic shows the red wire with a fuse link in it....very unusual, and the wiring diagram does not show the hood light having a fuse link. There is a fuse link in the red wire going to the alternator....
Hmmm...I'd say it is for the hood light, too, but not sure why there is a fuse link.



Holy cow, am I really starting to understand these wiring diagrams? Big smile  I thought it was for the under hood light, currently missing on my hood, but I couldn't find the fuse link in the diagram so figured it must be something else.  I'll put a volt meter on it and check it out.
 
 
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8/3/13 9:58am - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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Thanks Bob! I looked, and I find the fuse link in the '79 wiring diagram, but not in the '80-'81...weird! Guess that answers the question! The light was prolly cut out because they had a tendency to stay on all the time. 




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8/3/13 12:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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the picture comes from the electrical trouble shooting manual, I have one for my 77 that was from the 80 their are a must for electrical chks they give each circuit separate and with a description of flow and component location. I got mine at a used book store. trying to follow the basic diagram for people not using diagrams can be intimidating.

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8/3/13 2:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Time for one of those let's identify these wires games.'
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Dave:
Photo of the Under hood Light connection on my 81.
I leave the wiring disconnected and tucked away.







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