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Power window switch question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Nov 16. 4 Replies

I was wondering how the OEM power window switch emergency/lock/normal switch is SUPPOSED to function.  Mine has obviously been monkeyed around with, as the relay is missing and it only works in…Continue

Turn signal switch problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Marchand Nov 12. 4 Replies

Hello all, have a problem with my ‘64 Series 62 where the horn comes on when the headlights are on at the same time as the left turn signal.  Thanks to Russ’s advice, I believe I have found the…Continue

Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Nov 4. 15 Replies

Looking to reupholster the seats on my 64 Coupe Deville, and it seems like most suppliers skip over the ‘64 when it comes to seat upholstery.  A lot of seats I see for a ‘64 have an armrest built in…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Power window switch question
"That switch was designed  to be used when the car is off and you need to open or close a window or if you need to prevent others from using there windows like children while you are driving  Enjoy "
Nov 16
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Power window switch question
"The emergency switch side should be facing the door with  a spring  return action  Normal SB to the drivers side and lock in the center with no click   The three Positions are scribed in the switch panel…"
Nov 15
Gary Marchand replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Power window switch question
"That is what I assumed/guessed.  Someone installed this switch backwards so that it can stay in “emergency” mode.  Just add it to the list of hack fixes I’ve found on this thing, hopefully the cutout switch is still in…"
Nov 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Power window switch question
"The switch stays in the center of the switch and is spring loaded to go to the emergency side of the switch  You do have to hold the emergency side when you want to be having the window work for you  The lock side should stay where you…"
Nov 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Power window switch question
"The switch does not click in the center position on that switch  Enjoy "
Nov 15
Gary Marchand posted a discussion

Power window switch question

I was wondering how the OEM power window switch emergency/lock/normal switch is SUPPOSED to function.  Mine has obviously been monkeyed around with, as the relay is missing and it only works in “emergency” mode, which I have read about here and in the user manual.  The question I have, is I can get the switch to engage or “click into” both emergency and lock mode, but the switch won’t click into normal mode, as if you have to hold the switch in place with your hand to keep it in normal mode.  I…See More
Nov 15
Gary Marchand replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Turn signal switch problems
"Tried repairing it today to no avail, although the fix for the horn sounding did work.  I’ll email you today Russ, thanks."
Nov 12
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Turn signal switch problems
"Gary  The switch from Russ is the way to go —done LOL !"
Nov 11
Russ Austin replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Turn signal switch problems
"There is a U shaped bump that a tab locks into.  Both L and R have the U shaped bump. I suspect the bump is cracked or broken on the R side of your switch.  I do not have a repair for a broken base yet. I do have a good used switch. …"
Nov 11
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Turn signal switch problems
"You do need a new switch due to having to hold the right side up  The exposed wire SB causing your other issues and a crossing of electric paths to other systems  Good chance the part suppliers that live here will have the part when they…"
Nov 11
Gary Marchand posted a discussion

Turn signal switch problems

Hello all, have a problem with my ‘64 Series 62 where the horn comes on when the headlights are on at the same time as the left turn signal.  Thanks to Russ’s advice, I believe I have found the problem in the worn through wire on the switch.i also have a problem where I must hold the right turn signal up/ in position to keep it blinking.  I assume this means I need a new switch, but this one is unlike any GM turn signal switch I’ve ever seen.  Attached are pictures of the pigtails and the…See More
Nov 11
Russ Austin replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"Very nice indeed."
Nov 4
Anders replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"The crest on the bag is the original crest salvaged from the vinyl that was replaced. When I ordered the cloth and vinyl from SMS Auto I also ordered the vinyl with two crest imprinted. So now there is a crest on both front and rear seat, even…"
Nov 4
Anders replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"My car is a 1964 Series 62 Six Window Sedan. It doesn't have an arm rest on the 6-way front seat. Upholstery was done by a very reputable firm in Sweden, Firma Tore Ström. The original materials was supplied SMS Auto Fabrics. The…"
Nov 4
Anders replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"Gary, you will get some good info if checking: Scroll down to get info about the styles/VIN: Then if you want to know what all numbers/letters mean on the plate:"
Nov 4
Jason Edge replied to Gary Marchand's discussion Question on seats on a 64 Coupe Deville.
"That's a Series 64 Coupe, not a Coupe de Ville."
Nov 3

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Introducing myself

Posted 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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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Lou Ramirez 11 hours ago. 9 Replies

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

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1963 Chateau deVille?

Started by thejollychimp in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Richard Otto 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

Have any of you seen or heard of a "Chateau deVille" model? I searched the internet and only found two references to it (below). Sounds like it might have been a dealer installed package? I actually…Continue

Custom '64 Eldorado on Bitchin' Rides Last Night

Started by Ian Osborne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

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 0 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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