<VV> electrical question...

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Sun Jul 23 18:31:25 EDT 2006

A black/wht lead where you describe, may be one of (2) the door jamb 
As for the 'no lights' issue, check the fuse panel.

Harry Yarnell
Perryman Garage and Orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cash Case" <cash.case at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Cc: "Cash Case" <cash.case at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:12 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
> Cash Case
> cash.case at sbcglobal.net
> www.cashcase.us
> '65 Monza
> '65 Corsa
> one dog
> eight potted plants
> one wooden trout.
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