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#95792 - Thu Jun 01 2006 11:51 PM Neutral Safety Switch - Tilt Steering Column
colettesbro Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 05 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: Owatonna, Minnesota MN
I am installing a 67-72 Tilt Automatic Steering Column in my 61 Apache.

I have a Neutral Safety Switch on the steering column. However, I do not have a clue what wires get connected to this Neutral Safety Switch.

Can anyone provide me with clear direction on what wire(s) need to be connected to this switch?

Thanks
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#95793 - Fri Jun 02 2006 11:15 AM Re: Neutral Safety Switch - Tilt Steering Column
Britcon Offline
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Registered: Wed May 12 2004 12:00 PM
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Loc: Birch Bay, WA
Heres what I have - looking down the column from the steering wheel, I have ( 4 ) connection prongs. Two are side by side / two are vertical.
On the side by side, left hand is power feed for backup lights / right hand goes to backup lights.
On the vertical, upper goes to solenoid / lower goes to ignition switch. Hope this works - I haven't got my truck back on the road yet to test in real life !!!
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#95794 - Fri Jun 02 2006 04:43 PM Re: Neutral Safety Switch - Tilt Steering Column
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Registered: Sun Jun 20 2004 12:00 PM
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Britcon is right. The original wires are purple about 12 gauge. Some of the older models had the switch down on the trans. with a little rod hooked to the linkage.
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#95795 - Sat Jun 10 2006 11:53 AM Re: Neutral Safety Switch - Tilt Steering Column
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: Wisconsin
Here's one for you. I installed a new neutral safety switch on my column, put the wires back like they were, hit the ignition switch and up came a big ball of smoke. It fried a wire going to the starter. Now I have to use a push button switch to start it. Just one of the joys of driving an old truck!
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