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Old 11-01-2020, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default where the steering wheel wires go?

When my 29 Fordor came to me, all the wires coming from the steering column were disconnected. I can tell which ones will go to the lights. There's a black wire that's just hanging there. Can anyone tell me where it goes? I don't see how the power gets to the steering column wires.
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Old 11-01-2020, 06:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: where the steering wheel wires go?

The attached wiring diagram may help
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: where the steering wheel wires go?

There should not be a black wire. The. Yellow wire that attaches to the generator cutout supplies the power.
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Old 11-02-2020, 09:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: where the steering wheel wires go?

The black wire is for the tail light.
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:15 PM   #5
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I agree with Steve. There shouldn’t be a black wire.
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Old 11-03-2020, 08:34 AM   #6
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And I agree with Ruth. The black wire goes on the 3-contact post, opposite the generator (yellow)/brake (green) 3-contact post, to the taillight(s). The single contact posts go to park, bright, and dim, respectively. That drawing shows this very clearly.
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Old 11-03-2020, 04:15 PM   #7
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There shouldn’t be a black wire.
No, there most certainly is a black wire. The black wire is for the tail light as Ruth stated. The tail light is on anytime the light switch is not in the 'off' position.

I know of some that tie into this same black wire for their dash light so it is on when the lights are on.
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