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mikescougar
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From: oakland, ca, usa
Registered: Apr 2005

posted 04-20-2005 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikescougar        Reply w/Quote
Hi
New here, Bought one of those cougars from ebay that someone mentioned a few weeks back...actually I'm kicking myself for not getting the white 68 390 that went for a paltry 2k...
anyway, the one I picked up is missing some dash parts, and I'm wondering if anyone can give me a run down on the purpose of the 4 idiot lights I'm seeing... unfortunately they are holes with no identifying text, and none are operative.

I'm going to re-wire them, i'm just not sure what wires to connect where.
thanks

kwazykat
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posted 04-21-2005 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
howdy mike!

welcome to M&M!

what year is your new kitty?
the dashes changed every two years or so...


kk

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mikescougar
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From: oakland, ca, usa
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posted 04-22-2005 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikescougar        Reply w/Quote
Sorry, My bad
I'm pretty sure it's a 67 ('swat the title says] non xrg7, 289 ....

Thanks again... I'm pretty sure the dash is mis wired, becasue when the battery is connected the upper right one is on at all times (without the ignition on even). and with the ignition on the one at the lower left is on all the time.

THanks!

mikescougar
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From: oakland, ca, usa
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posted 04-28-2005 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikescougar        Reply w/Quote
okay, update on my question..... I got a wiring manual,and it helps... Here's a question though. when the battery is connected, the right hand turn signal shines at all times. this is enough to drain the battery.

any ideas ?
thansk again
m

68 S-code GT
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posted 04-30-2005 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Maybe the turn signal switch or the wiring in the column is screwed up. There is at least one hot wire going up there with the ignition off to power the hazard lights.

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mikescougar
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posted 05-02-2005 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikescougar        Reply w/Quote
Thanks, that kind of helps to confirm what I was concerned about... I'm thinking that the emergency flasher and the flashger mechanism are busted... yeilding the constant on.

I just want to be certain before I pop a hundred bucks for a replacement...

anyone out there know of a schedule for definitively testing the current for each lead to yeild conclusions that would sopport the above hypothesis?

Thanks
m

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