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courtesy light wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom servas Jun 22, 2019. 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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Robert- thanks- I will be sure to check in that location."
Jun 15, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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Jun 15, 2019
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, 2019
Andy Kalnins replied to Andy Kalnins's discussion courtesy light wiring
"Thanks Tom, that's what I was thinking. will check"
Jun 15, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Sedan DeVille, 6339
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29816
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Rear Wheel Bearings Replacement

Started by Dominic Salemi in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 26 minutes ago. 0 Replies

HiNeed to replace my rear wheel bearing and seal on my 1964 Conv., does anyone know if its a big project and what I will need before I pull the shaft out? I also need to know the parts number and…Continue

Winter time cruise in Australia.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 31 minutes ago. 4 Replies

The weather here in winter is great for a Cadillac cruise.Continue

looking for a 429 heat riser and cruise control unit

Started by Christian Doerk in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Kurt 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

I am looking for a functioning heat riser valve and a cruise control for a 1964 Cadillac.In principle, the heat riser flap does not have to work. It is only important that the spacer / housing is not…Continue

Tags: exhaust, riser, heat, control, cruise

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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64 Power Servo vacuum leak

Posted by Kent Prows on June 27, 2020 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

I finally got around to fixing a leak in my heater core.  I decided to check to see if there were any other obvious issues while I had everything torn apart.  When I put a vacuum directly (bypassing the transducer) to the power servo it gets to about 10" and then slowly leaks back to zero.  The fan will not go to full and the mode door will not open completely.  I have read a couple of other posts that said they repaired the power servo leaks.  How?  Does anyone have one to sell?  I just…

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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