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courtesy light wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Jun 22. 18 Replies

My right rear door courtesy light has two wires- a solid red and a black w/ white stripe. What puzzles me is that both wires have voltage across them when the key is turned to the left or right. To…Continue

Tags: wiring, light, courtesy

Antifreeze leak at water pump/ crossover connection... HELP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Jul 29, 2017. 19 Replies

I had bought an aftermarket water pump and the opening at the top where the crossover pipe fits in is slightly off from where the original was. When I set the crossover pipe in place, it was wobbly…Continue

Tags: crossover, pump, water, antifreeze

engine priming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Kalnins Feb 21, 2017. 9 Replies

Any suggestions on how to prime the engine with oil? I can see the top of the oil pump gear when looking down through where the distributor sits, however it doesn't have a slot in it like a chevy…Continue

Tags: priming, oil, rebuild, engine

Fresh air source for choke control?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Nov 1, 2016. 1 Reply

I had removed my intake manifold for my '63 SDV 390. There is a tube inside it that puts heat up to the choke via an aluminum tube. The other end is to protrude out from the bottom side of the intake…Continue

 

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tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Congratulations-"
Jun 22
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Thanks for everyone’s input. It all helped. My problem ended up being caused by a loss of ground on both rear door jamb switches. The car had seen a lot of gravel roads prior to my purchase and acquired road dust in the switches and within the…"
Jun 22
Mark S Anderson replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"The voltage you see on the ground side when the circuit isn't on is normal; the voltage on the right side is "leeching" through the filament of the bulb on the left side, because they are all connected.  This is very good news,…"
Jun 16
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Robert- thanks- I will be sure to check in that location."
Jun 15
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Thanks Mark- already started doing just that and I'll deal with the other issue later. Just for the heck of it, I checked the rear left side for comparison. It's bulb was good,yet wouldn't illuminate. When I took the bulb out, so as…"
Jun 15
Mark S Anderson replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Andy, everything you need to know is already at hand.  If you ground the black wire with a bulb in place, the bulb lights.  So you have no ground at the jamb switches or the seat switch.  You should start by repairing what you know is…"
Jun 15
Robert Alan Shannon replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
" I had this same problem years ago with my 63 6339 . Had 12v to both wires in the rear door courtesy light socket. I found that the red and black/white wires had chafed together at the lower driver side seat area going to the switch on the…"
Jun 15
tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"From what I learned on our 64 Convertible. The RED is definitely the wire that is the one correctly  12V(hot). You need  to find where that blk/white wire, that should be a ground,  is touching a positive wire. The wire bundle in the…"
Jun 15
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Tom- The 12v is on both sides of the courtesy light with the bulb removed.I would agree that the red wire is the feed wire and should be the only one with the 12V. It just puzzled me why I have 12V on the black/white tracer wire. I would assume that…"
Jun 15
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Jun 15
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Russ- I only have the courtesy light in the doors, not in the C-pillar by the rear passenger's head. I guess I should mention that the switch on the rear of the front seat is broken- someone's knee must've taken it out, but that…"
Jun 15
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Thanks Tom, that's what I was thinking. will check"
Jun 15
tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"The bulb the filament starts to glow after 5 seconds is that 12v is on BOTH sides of it. One ,(RED wire) which is correct and the other side(blk/white tracer)which is incorrect. You have proved that the RED wire presents a solid 12V to the socket,…"
Jun 15
Russ Austin replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"The wires chaff at the C pillar. Many times when I remove the wires from a parts car, the C pillar wires to the courtesy lights are chaffed through.  Take the back seat out and remove the wires. I would first look at the kick panel area to find…"
Jun 15
tom servas replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Andy, I have a 64 convertible and have checked ou all the courtesy lights on our to get them working. Here is what I found and maybe it will help you. The courtesy lights are designed (convertible for sure) so that they will light when the door(s)…"
Jun 15
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Mark- I just tried installing the bulb and it did not light up. I know the bulb is good- I tested it. My door skin is off so I have the wrapped wire harness just hanging  in the open. If I stick the bulb in one side of the socket and touch the…"
Jun 14

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan DeVille, 6339
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Hi Andy, It is great to have another CLC and 63/64 Cadillac Chapter Member joining us here on the 63/64 Cadillac Site.  Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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Rear main Follow up replacement and repair,,

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 35 minutes ago. 14 Replies

Well, got it all together,, Jason, i was looking in the wrong chapter in the manual on the starter,, got that figured out.  everything hooked back upGot it put back together, started up, and oil…Continue

Tranny Problem??

Started by Ron Collins in General Discussion. Last reply by Ron Collins 8 hours ago. 25 Replies

Hello All,Took the car in for front end alignment and car remains at facility. The tech drove the car into bay and returned it to the same spot that I drove into. Paid for work and was ready to drive…Continue

Hydra-Matic with some problems

Started by Robert Tor in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Mark S Anderson 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

today was a black saturday: my 1964 Caddy "baby" only drives in the first gear and reverse. so I drained the oil (6 liters - not drained the converter) , pulled off the pan and the filter. just dirt…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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driveshaft help

Posted by wayne weaver on October 9, 2019 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

can anyone help me with a driveshaft ? I have a 1963 Cadillac 62 series 4dr with the hydro-matic trans. I need the male splined shaft on the front of the rear driveshaft section. the piece with the nut attached by clip.id be willing to buy a shaft if its not horribly priced.

Dash removal

Posted by Jake Mickley on October 9, 2019 at 12:06am 9 Comments

Hello everyone,

On a 63 CDV, if a guy wanted to remove the entire dash to get all the metal painted, and do some other things behind there, how would he go about doing that?  I checked here and the shop manual, but can't find a complete guide.

As always, and help or direction is appreciated.  Thanks!

--Jake

Introducing myself

Posted by Gary Marchand on October 7, 2019 at 9:32pm 8 Comments

Thanks for letting me join the club.  Picked up this ‘64 Coupe Deville a few months ago out of Beverly MA, the car has few stickers on it from various Cadillac clubs, didn’t know if anyone might recognize it from it’s “Glory days.” Everything seems pretty healthy except for the body and some very Mickey Mouse repairs, was wondering if anyone had any leads on…

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Carter AFB carburetor question

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2019 at 8:29pm 8 Comments

3655S carb, and a 3656S carb .I know the difference is one is for A/C and the other in for a non A/C car . Now the question is : can I use the carb bowl from the A/C car on the non A/C car ? They look the same set up next to each other

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