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Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 3. 15 Replies

I hate to start off this relationship by asking questions already, but the problem I am having is not specifically addressed in the shop manual, other than a wiring schematic, which I am not great at…Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Terry, The spring ring terminal was the original battery cable type. After almost 60 years they get beat up bad and usually get replaced with the side bolt type cables. For more details on the original batteries and cables check out these two Help…"
May 3
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Jason, that's the same type of terminal that I have on my battery. I have never seen something of that style before.  The only difference is that on mine, the "spring" on the positive side apparently got broken off somewhere down…"
May 2
Jason Edge replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"It has always amused me how complicated people make disconnecting their batteries when not in use. I have the original spring ring terminal cables on my battery and when I will not be driving it for a while I simply twist and remove the battery…"
May 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Terry  People looking at your car at cars shows that realize that the clock is actually working are so surprised that they have a need to comment about it  The clock is  very easy to see  working when the convertible top Is…"
May 2
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Thank-you very much, Kurt.  That's great information on both counts.  "
May 2
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"2 things: 1st -The clock is very easy to remove. No dash pad removal required. Grab the clock bezel and rotate it left 90 degrees and the clock pulls straight out (disconnect bulb & power wire). I converted mine to a quartz movement which draws…"
May 2
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"I haven't had a classic car in years where the clock worked.  I think I would rather keep it that way than have to worry about my battery going dead from lack of use.  A battery tender would solve that, as you stated, but repairing a…"
May 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Got my  new door jam  switches from Napa Auto  They had a big selection but it was a long time ago —2006 ish  The new switch will be enclosed type  with two pig tails  The two negative wires from the old stock…"
Apr 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"The clock that runs all the time and drains  the battery very often from non - use of the car  will decrease the batteries useful life A charger like a —-battery tender —that keeps the battery topped off could be a good idea to…"
Apr 22
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Russ, Kurt and Tony, thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions.  Both of the front door switches were different, so one has already been replaced.  The driver's door was all white plastic, while the passenger door had a metal…"
Apr 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"The door jam switches are a part of the —-on always circuit ( as long as the battery is  working ) that includes the interior lighting - the clock - glove box light - trunk light - etc ( the clock will drain the battery if car sits idle…"
Apr 22
Kurt replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"You will see +12 at the wires if the bulbs and the rest of the circuit are good, but yes, the door jamb switch just grounds the circuit. If you see +12 at the wire, ground the wire and the bulbs on that circuit should light up. If no +12, you most…"
Apr 21
Russ Austin replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"The switch is just a completion for a ground. No power to the wires."
Apr 21
Terry Lange replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Thanks for that info, Russ.  I cleaned the door jamb switch on the driver's side, (it looked like new), but haven't moved the car away from the wall yet to get to the passenger side door.  The map light does work with the on and…"
Apr 21
Russ Austin replied to Terry Lange's discussion Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229
"Clean or replace the door jamb switches for the front doors.   Does the map light in the dash come on with the switch in the light assembly? Do you have any plans for the old headlight switch?  I'd like to get it from you if it…"
Apr 20
Terry Lange posted a discussion

Interior lights in a '63 4 door 6 window sedan, Model 6229

I hate to start off this relationship by asking questions already, but the problem I am having is not specifically addressed in the shop manual, other than a wiring schematic, which I am not great at interpreting.  I recently purchased this car with 34,000 documented miles.  It came from the Chuck Betts Cadillac collection that was auctioned off in IA back in 1998.  It had 23,000 miles on it at that time, and has had a handful of owners since then.  I purchased it from an 85 year old gent who…See More
Apr 20

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes. 1963 4 door 6 window sedan 6229K
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
Yes. Member number unknown
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At 1:31pm on April 20, 2022, Jason Edge said…

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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A word of caution about using Stock Interiors/Auto Custom Carpets

Started by Chris Gill in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Chris Gill on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi Folks, Just a word of warning here. Take it or leave it... I purchased almost $1,000 worth of carpets, custom mats, and bulk carpet from Stock Interiors over the past year for my 1963…Continue

AC Trouble shooting Help?

Started by William Mott in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt on Wednesday. 12 Replies

Good Evening all,I just got the 63 caddy back on the road: cleaned up the tank, new sending unit, new Edelbrock electric fuel pump, and Edelbrock relief valve.  Still had some vapor lock, but…Continue

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Let's Pop the Cork!

Started by Jason Edge in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Wednesday. 10 Replies

I have been intermittently working on parts Car #55, a 1963 Series 62 Four Window Sedan, between work on my new house addition project (ready to start floor framing once foundation and drainage is…Continue

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I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

Posted by Patrick Westphal on April 12, 2022 at 1:35pm 1 Comment

I was working on my HVAC system this winter and during the process of taking the dash pad off these two parts fell out. Does anyone know what they are and where they go?

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1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 6 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertible Speedometer Bulbs

Posted by Russell L Parr on April 1, 2022 at 9:15pm 0 Comments

I need to replace the bulbs for the speedometer cluster in my instrument panel..

Before I open up the dash, I want to have the necessary bulbs on hand.

Can someone help me determine what bulbs I need, the number of bulbs I need,  and where to purchase them?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Temperature gauge not working properly

Posted by SK on March 23, 2022 at 2:43pm 2 Comments

The temperature gauge of my 63 Eldorado does not work properly.

It goes slowly all the way up and stays there, while the true temperature is around 155-160 F (water in the radiator and/or the top of the thermostat housing).

Where should I start to solve the problem? The gauge itself, the temperature sensor, or the wiring? Or something else? The sensor is a new (aftermarket part)…

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