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groovyash
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posted 04-03-2001 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for groovyash   Click Here to Email groovyash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
this is a silly question I SHOULD know the answer to, but I'm at a loss right now. I'm working on my buddies 65, which is a WIRING NIGHTMARE, anyway, I assume the ballast resistor is coming out from the keyed switch, somewhere before the main disconnect in the firewall, but I can't find it to save my life, especially in the maze of "mystery wires" which apparently go nowhere....any help?
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Scott302
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posted 04-03-2001 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The resistor is a thick pink wire connected to a red w/green wire out the back of the ignition switch, and has an insulation wrap around it.
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posted 04-03-2001 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dats da one! Provided that an aftermarket ignition system has not been installed.

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posted 04-03-2001 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dan
There is a inline connector about two inches out from the ignition switch. This is where the insulated pink resistor wire connects in. It then crosses over behind the dash gauges and then snakes back into the main firewall plug, it is molded into the disconnect plug, its about two feet long.

Mike

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groovyash
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posted 04-04-2001 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for groovyash   Click Here to Email groovyash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gracias All,
Everything stated above is what I thought (trying to remeber from my Hi-6 install) but apparently the red/green lead from the switch was replaced with a chunk of 14 gauge black wire... I did manage to find the pink resistor wire and work my way backwards though....Never EVER volunteer to do favors on your birthday...or the day after for that matter...oh well, thanks again
Dan

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