<VV> electrical question...
J R Read_HML
hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jul 23 18:30:46 EDT 2006
OK... I looked at the diagram. It goes to the button in the door jamb -
for the dome light.
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From: "Cash Case" <cash.case at sbcglobal.net>
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Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 5:12 PM
Subject: <VV> electrical question...
>I have an odd problem... maybe. I hope someone here can help. ;op
> I rebuilt the dash on my 65 corsa. I took it out when I sent the car to
> be painted. (Two years ago)
> To get the drivers dash out I had to take off the bevel/bezel (whatever
> it's called) around the headlight on/off/dimmer switch.
> Most of you already know this... To get the knob off you have to reach up
> under the dash to where this switch is and locate a little spring mounted
> button and then pull the knob to turn on the headlights. Then you have to
> push this button down and pull on the knob to get it out of the switch.
> The interesting thing is that if the battery is connected the headlights
> are now on. I disconnected my battery before I sent it to paint so it
> wouldn't drain the battery.
> When I connected the battery the headlights went on. I remembered taking
> the knob off the lights so I located the knob and pushed it back in. The
> headlights went off no problem. I put the dash back in and connected all
> the wires in the correct places... I think.
> For the Corsa:
> A main wired connector with two rows of connectors in it.
> The vacuum gauge line.
> The speedometer cable (I didn't connect. It's hollow, No center piece in
> it. That'll have to be fixed.)
> Now the headlights won't come on, nor will any of the turn signals. The
> dimmer switch works as the dash lights get brighter as I turn the knob
> clockwise and dimmer when I turn it counter clockwise.
> So I thought maybe I trashed the switch somehow. I replaced the switch
> and the problem remains. No exterior lights.
> There is one wire that I see under the dash that I can find no connector
> to. I don't know if this is the problem but, it is located on the left
> side of the dash. It looks like it is coming out of the bundle of wires
> coming down from the overhead light. I think it's a ten gauge wire, maybe
> 12. It is black with a white stripe. It has a male connector on the end.
> It is not a blade connector, it's round. I can not find any receiving end
> for this wire.
> Does anyone know what this wire might be?
> -Thanks in advance
> Cash Case
> cash.case at sbcglobal.net
> '65 Monza
> '65 Corsa
> one dog
> eight potted plants
> one wooden trout.
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