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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
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
29816
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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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Trivia Question 17 - Item You COULD NOT Delete Because of Cars Heater

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 5 hours ago. 6 Replies

OK. We had so much fun with the last Trivia regarding the car's heater, I thought we should post another heater related question.  So here goes:What item does the spec manual go out of its way to…Continue

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Good Sources for Parts?

Started by Bob Ricks in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

New member here so be patient with me.  New owner of what I would consider a rat-rod 63 caddy.  Previous owner painted everything flat black, in an obvious attempt in covering up body deficiencies. …Continue

Trivia Question 16 - Standard Item You could Delete for Reduced Cost?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 17 hours ago. 21 Replies

OK. Here's a new trivia. There is at least one main standard (non-option) item that one could "delete" on a new 1963 or 1964 Cadillac for a reduced cost.  What is it?  For extra cigars, what is the…Continue

Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

Started by Ian Osborne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Cees de Bunje yesterday. 1 Reply

If anyone here is familiar with the show "Bitchin' Rides" they started work on a '64 Eldo on the episode that aired last night (12/5). I really like the show and they build some amazing custom…Continue

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still need a driveshaft

Posted by wayne weaver on November 26, 2019 at 11:53am 2 Comments

well thank you UPS for losing the driveshaft that Russ Austin shipped me. 

however i still need a rear driveshaft section for my 63. mine has a vibration due to the bushing inside of it. its a shame because the ball and sockets in the cardian joints are perfect but it has a woble on the balancing machine. so .  still need the rear section. anyone have a good one ? is there driveshaft alternatives to use ? i am really considering an LS swap and since im fighting the driveshaft search…

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63 guidematic issues

Posted by maurice lapoiinte on November 24, 2019 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

 So my 63 guide matic headlamps stay on low beam all the time. I have so far bypassed the system and everything works normal. I have been thru the trouble shooting in the manual but this is where the confusion begins.on my car when the power relay is powered I have low beam and when its not powered I have highbeam, this appears to be opposite what the diagnosis says should be correct.The wiring is all original and no wires have been mixed up.has anyone ever unplugged the 2 wire connector…

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Another advantage of the Pertronix III

Posted by Doug Scarrow on November 23, 2019 at 11:12am 1 Comment

   Having tried both the II and III I can say the multispark feature of the III offers a smoother idle . It is also easier to install .Does not require removal of the distributor

Stuck at two red (dash) lights!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on November 3, 2019 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

I hope someone can help solve these two electrical problems that appeared one after the other.

By way of background: The car, a '64 Eldorado has very limited use. It was at a restoration shop for 15 months until last January-  that supposedly did a bunch of wiring repairs including rebuilding the gas gauge that still hasn't worked properly, and the clock that hasn't worked, and re-soldering the broken wires in the drive door. All window and seat controls appear to be…

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