Factory Gauge Harness Connector

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  1. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Edit - added pics

    I just spent the last hour or so doing a wire check on this 12 wire connector. I'm swapping out to aftermarket gauges and I needed to know which wire was for what in that connector. Thought this might help others when they do the swap.
    My '71 had the factory U14 gauges.

    #1 Brown - Tach Lead
    #2 Green/White - Temp Gauge to Sender
    #3 Pink - 12volts switched from #8
    #4 Tan/Black - Fuel Level Gauge to Sender
    #5 Gray - Dash/Gauge Lights
    #6 Black - Ground

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    #7 Tan - Emergency Brake Light
    #8 Pink (2) - 12volts switched - looped to #3
    #9 Light Blue - Left Signal Light
    #10 Light Green High Beam Light
    #11 Blue - Right Signal Light
    #12 Blue/White - Oil Light to Sender

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  2. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Added pics above and while I was in there I figured I take a few pics of the other connectors that attach to the dash/gauge panel.

    Amp Gauge:
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    Clock:
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    Factory Radio connector - taped to the Clock harness plug:
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    Wiper Switch:
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    Headlight Switch:
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    Heater Motor Switch (nonA/C):
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    Cigarette Lighter:
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  3. DrSmaggs

    DrSmaggs New Member

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    Thanks a million for this thread. Although my color diagram is odd, this helped me hook up my gas gauge that I bought for my 75 camaro.

    I'll surely be posting follow ups when I drive a distance and test the gauge
     
  4. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Cool...glad it helped!
     
  5. Bias

    Bias New Member

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    Orange71:

    Are you sure that´s the AMP gauge contact?

    Since i switched to a U14 my temp meter dosent work.
    to my pin #2 goes a dark green wire. not a green/wihte. Are there any diffrent betwene AC and non AC cars?

    Bias
     
  6. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yep, positive on the amp gauge connector. Here's a pic of the backside of the amp gauge showing the conector pins:
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    The wiring diagram in the '71 Assembly Manual refers to that #2 wire as DG (dark green). No mention of the white stripe. Others have mentioned the same thing with the temp wire and also the tan fuel gauge wire that on mine was tan with a black stripe. I re-connected the original gauge sender wires to my new gauges and they all work.
    You may need to swap the sender (different for gauges) for the temp gauge to work.

    Here's a few pics showing the circuit path of #2 terminal to the back of the temp gauge:
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  7. XxWickedz28xX

    XxWickedz28xX Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Great pics Orange71....really helpful

    A bit off topic...but any idea off hand where the console light plugs into? I know its behind the dash somehwere, should I have a connector for it hanging around somewhere there?
     
  8. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks!

    Many years ago when I took out my console I cut those wires and forgot about them. I found them as I was cleaning up the wiring. Mine are white and orange (same circuit as the door switch/dome light) and they exit the under dash harness on the right side of the steering coluum down behind the large coluum wire connector. Hope that helps.
     
  9. Bias

    Bias New Member

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    Ok. Looking att your firts picture i can see some diffrets to mine. ( mine was a 1976 gauge)

    I tryed to change the temp gauge sender to a gauge sender but it dosent work. Next step for me are changing the wire from the sender to the gauge.

    Thanks so far.

    Bias
     
  10. Ravenous70

    Ravenous70 Veteran Member

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    U are a life saver........Thanks for the layout, someone should make this a sticky
     

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