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post #1 of 8 Old 10-14-2020, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I am trying to restore my late father's 1977 Jeep CJ7. I found a black wire with a factory plug at the end of it coming off the steering column connector however it is not attached to anything. Does anyone know where this wire plugs into.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-14-2020, 12:42 PM
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I think that is the horn wire. Should go to the horn relay.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-14-2020, 12:44 PM
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See if you can match it up with this diagram

Turn Signal Switch plug:

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Wiring harness side of plug.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-14-2020, 12:49 PM
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I think that is the horn wire. Should go to the horn relay.
I thought it was the long one but if he's talking about the short one with the end cut off and twisted into a ball, then you're right, that should go to the Horn relay..


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post #5 of 8 Old 10-14-2020, 01:13 PM
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That longer black wire with the push-on plug is confusing. Seems like it may not belong there. Can we get another photo showing that wire going into the big harness plug?
If that wire is in the same place as the pink emergency flasher wire, could it be that your Jeep once had an extra set of flashing lights? Like perhaps for a mail delivery truck or a parking meter enforcement vehicle?

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-15-2020, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for your help. When I went to get a better pic of the wire today it just came right out of the steering column connector. There was no metal piece in the connector for it so I am still baffled about what the wire was used for.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-16-2020, 12:50 AM
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The connector on the loose black wire looks similar to the e-brake indicator signal wire on mine. Does/did your emergency brake have a wire connected to the backside? I'll admit, I'm guessing, as I've little experience with the pre-80's era jeeps. Just perplexing to have an errant black wire with a 90* connector in that area

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-17-2020, 08:01 PM
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Being pragmatic...is anything not working with it disconnected? If not, shrug and move on with your life.
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