Joe, I've looked at your website before, but never explored it. I looked
around a little today, and it looks like it has a lot of useful information.
Now, I just have to find a reasonable 51-55 GMC 3/4 ton pick up!! Bob K in
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From: "Joe Garcia" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Turn signal wiring questions
> Here's a link to my website. Just scroll down to the Electrical section
> click on the 7-wire instructions. That should do the trick.
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> From: <JohnHuntD@aol.com>
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> Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003 11:29 AM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Turn signal wiring questions
> > A previous owner of my 1949 Chevy 3600 installed an aftermarket turn
> > kit, but when I bought the truck it wasn't working. I'm rewiring this
> > and finding the turn signal wiring was a mess, and several of the
> > don't make sense to me. My trusty "How to Wire Your Streetrod" booklet
> > page illustrating a sample aftermarket turn signal kit wiring diagram
> > illustration only", but is vague on a couple of wires and where they go
> > how the flasher unit should be wired up. I'd appreciate advice on where
> > following wires go:
> > Coming out of the turn signal mechanism on the steering column, there
> > seven wires:
> > Yellow and green wires which I believe go to the left and right front
> > signals lamps.
> > Orange and brown wires which I believe sgo to the left and right rear
> > signals lamps.
> > A red wire - The "How to wire your Streetrod" booklet says that
> > the make of the aftermarket turn signal kit this may go to the stoplight
> > switch, although I don't see why. I usually associate red wires in
> > aftermarket electrics with being connected to a fused block or other hot
> > to power the unit. Where should the red wire from the turn signal
> > on the column go?
> > A black wire - The "How to wire your Streetrod" booklet says that
> > on the make of the aftermarket turn signal kit this may go to the turn
> > flasher unit, although it doesn't specify which terminal on the flasher
> > My experience is a black wire usually is a ground wire. Where should the
> > black wire from the turn signal mechanism on the column go?
> > A blue wire - The "How to wire your Streetrod" booklet says that
> > the make of the aftermarket turn signal kit the blue wire may go to the
> > "headlight switch", but doesn't say which terminal on the headlight
> > Why does the turn signal mechanism have to be connected to the headling
> > switch if the turn signal mechanism on the column has its own power
> > and separate wiring to the separate turn signal lamps? Where should the
> > wire from the turn signal mechanism on the column go? If to the
> > switch, which terminal on the headlight switch?
> > Finally, I went to the local auto parts store to buy a new flasher unit,
> > all the turn signal flasher units on display had three terminals. None
> > flasher units came with installation instructions, and the one I bought
> > light trucks" has three terminals marked "P", "L", and "X". My GUESS is
> > hot wire from the fuse block goes to the "P" (Power?) terminal on the
> > unit; the "L" (Lamp?) terminal is for a wire that goes to either the red
> > the black wire from the turn signal mechanism on the column. As to the
> > terminal on the flasher, does this go to ground, or to the turn signal
> > mechanism somewhere?
> > Regarding the flasher unit, the "How to wire your Streetrod" booklet
> > two-terminal flasher unit with a black wire going from the turn signal
> > mechanism on the column to the flasher unit and a black wire from the
> > flasher unit terminal going to the fuse block. But it doesn't specify
> > terminal on the flasher unit. Since this booklet only shows a
> > flasher unit, it may not make any difference which terminal is connected
> > the wire coming from the turn signal unit on the column and which
> > terminal goes to the fuse block.
> > Given time I can probably figure it out by trial and error, but I'd very
> > appreciate help from anyone out there as to the proper wiring hookups
> > red, black, and blue wires coming out of the turn signal mechanism on
> > column, and how the flasher unit should be wired.
> > Many thanks in advance.
> > John Doak in Baltimore, MD
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959