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Unknown connector
#1327347 Mon Sep 23 2019 02:05 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Fairly new to stovebolts and discovering new things everyday. I have an unidentified open connector on the driver side - bottom of the firewall coming out of the wiring harness. The strange thing is that as far as I know, all the electrical components are in working order. Any help would be appreciated.

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1946 1/2 ton
Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327348 Mon Sep 23 2019 02:22 PM
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Thinking brake switch?????

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Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327349 Mon Sep 23 2019 02:29 PM
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Hy Roadrunner, please remember to tell us what year and size of truck you are inquiring about and if it is stock or has been modified. Those facts will yield better quality answers to your questions, thank you.

Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327357 Mon Sep 23 2019 03:17 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Sorry - It is a stock 1946 1/2 ton. Just got it running after it sat in a barn for 35 years. Original brake switch wiring is intact. Could it be for the optional engine bay light?


1946 1/2 ton
Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327368 Mon Sep 23 2019 05:10 PM
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My guess is that this is the connector for the horn wire, which comes out the bottom of the steering mast. My '37, with a quality reproduction harness has that same connector. Does your horn work?
Kent


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Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327369 Mon Sep 23 2019 05:11 PM
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It looks like one half of a fuse holder for a heater.

Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327370 Mon Sep 23 2019 05:12 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
That's the connector for the horn, there would have been a wire coming out of the steering column with a light bulb type plug on it. I just ran into that myself replacing my wiring harness.


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Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327408 Mon Sep 23 2019 08:59 PM
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Oh - that is great - although I'll have to see if I can locate the other end. I am just about to put a horn that I purchased at a swap meet on it, and about to tackle the wiring. What is strange is that I am unable to locate the original "hot" wire from the ammeter for the horn...


1946 1/2 ton
Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327431 Mon Sep 23 2019 10:55 PM
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Ok - found both wires for the horn. They were cut-off and taped with the wires going to the lights. I think the previous owner put a different horn system on at some time... Is it possible to buy the original connectors somewhere?


1946 1/2 ton
Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327432 Mon Sep 23 2019 11:11 PM
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