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studehunter
04-10-2010, 10:07 PM
After 6 years of work i have the wiring finished in my 54 coupe but can not get the starter to power up. the problem is the wiring of the saftey neutral switch. can someone help me with the correct wiring of the safety neutral switch? Thanks

Domenic Manera
1954 Regal Starlight Coupe

tbredehoft
04-10-2010, 10:59 PM
100 '54? Automatic? Commander or Champion?

110 If it's a Champion, goto 130

120 If it's a Commander, goto 140

130 there's a wire to the button on the dashboard that goes to a plug on the steering column just inside the engine compartment. Goto 150

140 the switch to the left of the key has a wire going to the plug on the steering column just inside the engine compartment.

150 A wire from the other plug terminal there goes to the S terminal (the small terminal) on the solenoid.

160 Put the gear selector in P, turn the key on and push the button.

170 End

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'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
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studehunter
04-10-2010, 11:29 PM
Tom thanks for your help, it is a commander and all I need help with is the wiring of the safety neutral switch. Everyhting else appears to be correct

Domenic Manera
1954 Regal Starlight Coupe

StudeRich
04-11-2010, 04:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by studehunter

/Cut/all I need help with is the wiring of the safety neutral switch./Cut/

Tom's line 140 & 150 wires a Commander Neutral Switch, on the Steering column, engine side of the firewall. [:0]

StudeRich

Sdude
04-11-2010, 07:56 PM
Sorry, I'm no help.
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Flashback
04-11-2010, 08:03 PM
My goodness Jon, am I missing some wires? My whole harness is shown here?
Can't help on the safety neut. Mine's a 3 pedal car.

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Sdude
04-11-2010, 08:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Flashback

My goodness Jon, am I missing some wires? My whole harness is shown here?
Can't help on the safety neut. Mine's a 3 pedal car.



I added a couple of upgrades [:p]

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studeclunker
04-11-2010, 11:57 PM
Really Tom![V] Didn't you know that 'goto' statements in programming are poor code?:( And where [u]is </u> your documentation?? I'm simply going to have to report you to the System Administrator![:o)][:o)][:o)]

You know, I've been saying for years that we need a raspberrys Smilie.;) You know, whomever came up with that switch did something right for once. I found out the hard way that they really are necessary. Suffice it to say, Nana was lucky to make it another four years. I sure am going to miss my cuddly co-pilot.:(

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bams50
04-12-2010, 05:16 AM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]You know, I've been saying for years that we need a raspberrys Smilie.

Here ya go, Ron: http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/tongue/tongue0001.gif

Or maybe:http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/tongue/tongue0011.gif

Or: http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/tongue/tongue0020.gif

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tbredehoft
04-12-2010, 07:25 AM
Sorry, Ron, when I was doing code, 30 years ago it was all the rage. Subsequently I spent 15 years with a machine code (for operating CNC machines) it was all numbers. G01, G30, etc. No human logic to it at all.

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'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
....On the road, again....
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Dwain G.
04-12-2010, 04:38 PM
Use the two push-in terminals at the cut-out switch.The two screw terminals are for the back-up lights.
In this system, the small terminal of the solenoid is grounded to energize the starter. You can connect a jumper wire from ground to each terminal (solenoid, cut-out, dash switch) to isolate the problem.

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