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Author Topic: Where does steering column 3-prong connector go?  (Read 260 times)
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« on: April 01, 2018, 04:44:21 PM »

Hi guys,

this is my first post here. So please be patient if my pics don't show up  

I'm putting my Charger back together. It was a 318 and I'm building an R/T clone. Has a 440 and 727 TF(floor shift)  w/ 8 3/4 rear end.
Right know I'm working on the wiring and can't seem to figure out where one connector goes.
I have 4 connectors coming out of the steering column

The two eight prong, the ignition switch light and a 3-prong.



Anybody know where that 3-prong goes?
As I said, it was a 318 and the previous owner swapped a 727 in. Maybe some remainder from the old tranny configuration and a different column?
The wire colors seem to be Tan w/ white leader, pink and light green! Couldn't find anything in the wiring diagram....

Thanks guys!

Tom
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 08:07:58 PM »

Welcome Tom,
       Was your car originally a column shift? That connector looks like it might be for the light in a column shift indicator.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 10:03:21 PM »

I don't know. it was a poor swap that's why I went for a full restoration.
All I can tell you is the fender tag decoding revealed a 904 tranny behind a 318 engine.
The floor shifter bracket that they put in was welded in the wrong spot as well that's why you might be right.
As far as I know that connector wasn't connected when I took it apart. I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything!

Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 07:19:51 AM »

My Column is back apart, let me take a look.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 10:12:01 AM »

Mine is a column shift and it doesnít have that wire. Itís not a cruise control wire either as those are 4 prong. It could be a replacement turn signal switch that has the extra wires for a C body clearance lights although one of the wires on that harnes is usually purple.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 09:18:52 PM »

Thanks, guys!
This is especially painful since I rebuilt the column a year ago. Took some crappy pictures back then. Seems like the wires come out of the turn signal switch though ...
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 09:30:56 PM »

If thatís where they came out of then thatís the wires I was talking about. They arenít used. Chrysler switched to a corporate design at one point so the switch has those extra wires that arenít used on chargers.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 10:53:23 PM »

Just took the steering wheel and the upper retainer plate off and wiggled the turn signal switch back out. There's definitely a purple and some kind of tan w/ white  leader wire coming out of the turn signal switch! You were right on the money, Kyle!

Thanks everybody for pitching in!

Tom
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 10:19:54 PM »

Sorry for the Delay.. 80's Chrysler S/S T/S switch.



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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 08:22:08 PM »

You solved a mystery!

Looks like I have a replacement turn signal switch!

Thanks a lot!

Tom
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018, 03:26:30 PM »

I broke the pins off at the switch before reinstalling the switch.. Fits better now..
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 08:51:42 PM »

Just did mine on a column shift. That connector is for cruise control if you had that option. My 50 year old harness had it too but connected to nothing since I did not have that option.
8-114 fig 5 in the service manual for reference.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 07:54:21 AM »

I got mine in 85ish from Alhambra Dodge, my Direct Connection dealer in the day.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 11:19:02 AM »

Just did mine on a column shift. That connector is for cruise control if you had that option. My 50 year old harness had it too but connected to nothing since I did not have that option.
8-114 fig 5 in the service manual for reference.

Cruise is a 4 prong switch and would only be in the column if the cruise control stick is present as it is hardwired into the stick.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 02:21:11 PM »

I agree with Kyle (who doesn't?) I believe the three prong is for cornering lights on the more well optioned C-bodies. Not used on our cars, and not used on a lot of C-Bodies.

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