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jeff68

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68 Ignition Switch - No Ground?
« on: July 28, 2013, 05:32:12 PM »
I'm putting the dash back together on my 68 convertible.  It has the original ignition switch & harness that plugs into it.  The spot on the plug that corresponds to "GRD" on the switch is empty.  There is no sign that there was ever a connector in that spot.  So, only 6 out of the 7 connectors are used. 
Is this normal?
68 L30/M20 Convertible, Ash Gold
N10, F41, N34, Z21, ZJ9, Z87, D55, G80, P01, U17

bertfam

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Re: 68 Ignition Switch - No Ground?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 06:19:41 PM »
Cars with idiot lights used all 7 connectors because the temperature lamp on the dash went through the ignition switch (dark green wire). Cars with U17 gauges used only 6 because the temperature sender wire went directly to the temp gauge. It may have been the one that says ground, but I don't remember.

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jeff68

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Re: 68 Ignition Switch - No Ground?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 02:09:23 PM »
Thanks Ed!  I have console gauges, so all is good.  I'll make a note and put it with my wiring diagram.
68 L30/M20 Convertible, Ash Gold
N10, F41, N34, Z21, ZJ9, Z87, D55, G80, P01, U17

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Re: 68 Ignition Switch - No Ground?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 02:14:44 PM »
Jeff, go out and buy the "1967-69 CAMARO RS CONSOLE GAUGE & HEADLIGHT WIRING DIAGRAM MANUAL" available at all the repop houses. It already has the differences between the standard wiring harnesses and the gauge harnesses.

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Re: 68 Ignition Switch - No Ground?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 02:59:21 PM »
^^ I'll put that on my list.  Thanks.
68 L30/M20 Convertible, Ash Gold
N10, F41, N34, Z21, ZJ9, Z87, D55, G80, P01, U17