<VV> 62-63 wiring

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 13:12:23 EST 2015

Some harnesses were different depending on model/options.  Worse yet, 
sometimes they were different with dealer installed vs. factory installed 
options (especially on early early models).  Sometimes the same harness was 
used, leaving unused wires or connectors.  I don't know which applies in 
this case.

The '62 shop manual shows a 2-conductor, 3-wire connector that plugs into 
the backup switch side of the PG backup/neutral switch.  Looks like the 2 
wires on one connector should be dark green and the single light green 
(although all were the same color in '61)  One dark green wire feeds power 
from the fuse box and the other goes on to the heater.  The light green 
heads to the back of the car for the backup lights.  If this is the 
connector in question, unplugged it will still feed the heater.  If you have 
a manual transmission, your backup lights probably won't work unless you 
jumper the 2 connectors together.  I wouldn't expect this connector to be 
present on a manual shift wiring harness.

Wiring diagrams seem to be notorious with errors, so I will  cave 
immediately if anyone questions these comments.

Jim Becker

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jerry Brown via VirtualVairs
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:16 AM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject:  62-63 wiring

Hi all been watching the chat of the extra yellow wire and I have a wiring 
problem with my standard shift 62 Monza under the dash. I at the present 
can't find my 62 book because of doing a reno of my office.  My question is 
was the wiring bundle a generic wiring harness for standard shift and 
powerglide.  I have a 2 conductor connector under the dash with 3 green 
wires on it. two on one side and one on the other and at present can.  I 
looked at a 62 PG and it also had the same connector, but there dash is 
gone.  I'm assuming it is for the PG switch.  The Corvair was a shell when I 
got it but had tons of new parts to put in it, but no new dash harness, I 
hope to have the Corvair ready for the 18 Myrtle beach Spring Warm-Up, March 
14-15.  By the way being CORSA Merchandise Chair, I finally found a vendor 
to supply us with the Leather key fob. Just got the order in and they are 
nice. They are a darker brown with the CORSA Logo stamped on them.  Still 
$5.00 plus shipping thanks to the vendor being an Old Car Buff who is a lady 
in her early 30's.
Jerry Brown
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