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6/14/14 5:39pm - Original Message: 'Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
Jasond56
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1973 Corvette Stingray Coupe VIN 1Z37J3S418986 350 L-48 Automatic T-Tops St. Louis Assembly, 18,986th car built in 1973, Paint = 976 Mille Miglia Red, Interior = 425 Dark Red Vinyl (Ox Blood)

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Hi All!  Picture Time!

Was poking around in the car, and emptied the back storage compartments of garbage that came with car.  I found the original jack and jack components...completely rusted out :(

I also found these 4 wires (2 clipped) in the compartment behind passenger seat.  Anyone know what they are for?  This compartment is in very bad shape.  You can kind of tell in the pic.  Would spraying it with rubber insulation be a good idea?







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6/14/14 7:14pm - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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You really need to get an Assembly Manual.

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6/14/14 7:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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Well there, Gary, I just may do that. In the mean time....anyone?

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6/14/14 9:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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The large black, and red wires are not stock/factory...they are something someone has added for something....who knows what.
The other wires appear to be for the light for the center compartment....which I do not see in the pic.


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6/15/14 8:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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The two unused wires look to me like they were probably to an amp. Just my .02!


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6/16/14 7:45am - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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The Jack Storage Compartment is where the factory theft alarm relays are located.  If that stuff is missing, then a previous owner may have removed them and left the wires. 
 
Dr. Rebuild sells a couple of really nice, plastic laminated posters that show all the electrical wiring and what the connectors look like.  You need two and they go for about $15 each.  They call them OoSoEz wiring diagrams.

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6/16/14 8:44am - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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1973 Corvette Stingray Coupe VIN 1Z37J3S418986 350 L-48 Automatic T-Tops St. Louis Assembly, 18,986th car built in 1973, Paint = 976 Mille Miglia Red, Interior = 425 Dark Red Vinyl (Ox Blood)

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JohnRR said: The Jack Storage Compartment is where the factory theft alarm relays are located.  If that stuff is missing, then a previous owner may have removed them and left the wires. 
 
Dr. Rebuild sells a couple of really nice, plastic laminated posters that show all the electrical wiring and what the connectors look like.  You need two and they go for about $15 each.  They call them OoSoEz wiring diagrams.

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Interesting! The alarm does work if armed and the hood is opened but does not work if doors are messed with. I wonder if what's going on in the jack compartment is causing this. I have looked at wiring diagrams in Chiltons and Haynes but they made zero sense to me. I will look into the ones you suggested.

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10/8/15 2:39am - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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I have a similar mess in my box but the alarm relay is still present, it might as well not be though as a PO has cut just about every wire to do with that and the interior lights!!
 
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10/8/15 8:12am - Reply: 'Re: Wires in Passenger Side Back Compartment'
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There is one in every crowd!! The good news is you still have the original jack. Some rust removing chemicals and paint it will look good has new. I am enjoying reading all your post to see your progress! Good Luck!!

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