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Unread 01-14-2010, 09:01 AM   #1
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swap tilt steering need help with wiring

I just swapped in a 1978 Camero steering column into my 77 CJ5. I have a few mods to do on the shaft nothing major. My problem is the wiring connection. What I need is to know is which wires connect from jeep wiring harness to new column. I think the wires controlling the blinkers hook up just fine. But the larger plugs don't plug into new column. I would greatly appreciate any and all help I can get on this.

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Unread 01-14-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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Do you mean the one ones for the ignition switch? Maybe you need a different switch. I don't really know.


If the new column is a tilt wheel the connectors go on different I think. I'll hae to take a look.

Still got some time to take some pictures of your problem?
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Unread 01-14-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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Well the good news is I was able to take the switch off old column and put on the new column. With doing that I was able to get blinkers to work. However I cant get the key to go to the off position and remove from the switch. So I am taking it to a shop for them to check it out. Thanks for your reply tho!~
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Unread 01-14-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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I dont know if this helps, but for an 80's cj the ignition switch on the column is different for a tilt wheel vers a non tilt (harness still plugs in)
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Unread 01-14-2010, 11:09 PM   #5
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Your right, I dont understand what the difference is but......Ill have to order it from autozone. Thanks for advice!
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Unread 01-15-2010, 04:13 AM   #6
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The difference is the non-tilt column moves forward when twisting the key clockwise and the tilt column moves to the rear when turning the key clockwise.
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Unread 01-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #7
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Ok thanks for explaining the difference. As of now the column is at a local shop. Seems the key didnt want to come out and I have very limited tools and time not to mention zero know how! I will be sure to order that tilt switch.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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How about this one, anyone know about the parking brake set up? My 77 CJ 5 has no parking brakes, all the cables are there. I think my problem is where all three cables meet, parking brake lever, left and right side. Any suggestions would be welcome!
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