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Old 03-15-2009, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a chevy steering column out of an 85 chevy truck, full size. It was an auto w/gear selector on the column, cruise, tilt, and wipers. On the bottom it has 2 plugs, a black one and a white one. I was looking for a wiring description or diagram. So I can get everything to work, from the ignition to the wipers. I don't care about the cruise control. It s in an 88 yj and I have all ford running gear, so I am trying to avoid buying another Hanes manual. I have not had much luck on the internet. Can anyone give me a hand? Thanks Russell

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Old 03-15-2009, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just to clearify, you have an 88 YJ,with all ford running gear, and you want to use an 85 chevy truck column?
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so wtf if he does, it has nothing to do with the running gear.


best bet is to look in www.67-72chevytrucks.com they have a lot of good diagrams.
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so wtf if he does, it has nothing to do with the running gear.
Don't remember asking your opinion on it douche. I was just clarifying.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You're lucky I happen to have my GM column Wiring manual from painless.

GM turn signal Section colors and purpose - Factory Colors
Black - Horn
Lt blue - Left Front Turn
Dk. Blue - Right Front Turn
Brn - Hazard Flasher
Purple - Turn Flasher
Yellow - Left Rear Turn
Green - Right Rear Turn
White - Stop Lamp Switch

GM ignition Switch colors and Purpose - factory colors.
Purple/white - Ignition start
Pink - Ign Coil +
Brown - Accessory Fuse Panel
Orange - Ign-switched Fuse panel
Red - Battery B+ (connected to starter or positive battery terminal)***

** there may be 2 thicker Red wires, that need to be connected to power everything.

I dont know if you are using the factory gm ignition switch but I would assume you would if you want the key to work. If you are let me know, I can help you figure out which wires to connect to what tabs. If you have the ign switch pigtails, It will make the job much easier/ cleaner/ safer.
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I can take some pics of a wiring harness from inside one of the columns if you need that.... but his ^ wiring is correct...
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes I have an 88 yj I bought to do a budget build, since times are a little tight, and my wife is getting ready to kill me over my jeep budgets. So the yj had a 5.0 in it. So I am in the final phase of fuel injecting it. As far as the running gear goes, go with what works and I can find a deal on. Deals is how I ended up with the chevy column. Thank you very much for your help. I do have the two pig tails at the bottom of the column. Those are the black and white ones. I think this is going to be a big help. I"ll keep you updated, and I may need some more help, but won't be until next weekend. Thanks again. Russell-Sparks NV
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I have my 1986 column stripped down to just the factory ignition switch, the wires on the two column plugs are:

tan/white stripe (unknown, no power)
orange (hot when key is on for accessories)
red (to bat +)
red (to bat +)
brown (hot when key is on for accessories)
pink (power to Ign Coil )
purple (to starter solenoid)

What wires go where? I searched but couldn't find the right info or diagrams.
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That was easy, it only takes 3 wires to use the factory ignition switch.

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