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Username Post: 67 Fuse block picture and tail light problem        (Topic#357508)
df0rster 
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08-04-19 05:46 AM - Post#2772369    

I have been looking for a good picture of the fuse box. But searching brings up a bunch of weird sites that want me to create an account to see pictures.

Anyway mine is a little hard to read. And I cant find a fuse for the tail lamps. Or where the power is coming from in my fuse box.

Per the wiring diagram I can see power comes from the orange wire in the light switch. Two orange wires are there, one from the fuse box and one from the brake light switch. That all make sense. I just need to find out why my orange wires don’t have power. My understanding of the wiring diagram is that orange from the firewall/ fuse box should always be hot. And the switch takes power for tail lights from orange and power for headlights from red.

Any ideas?
Thanks!



 
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08-08-19 12:39 PM - Post#2772708    
    In response to df0rster

  • df0rster Said:
I have been looking for a good picture of the fuse box. But searching brings up a bunch of weird sites that want me to create an account to see pictures.

Anyway mine is a little hard to read. And I cant find a fuse for the tail lamps. Or where the power is coming from in my fuse box.

Per the wiring diagram I can see power comes from the orange wire in the light switch. Two orange wires are there, one from the fuse box and one from the brake light switch. That all make sense. I just need to find out why my orange wires don’t have power. My understanding of the wiring diagram is that orange from the firewall/ fuse box should always be hot. And the switch takes power for tail lights from orange and power for headlights from red.

Any ideas?
Thanks!



It funny, just went through this, we are now replacing the whole harness from front seats forward minus power windows, because someone in the past really cut a bunch of wires to get something else to work I guess, and one of those were one of those two orange wires!
So the lower right fuse on the box looking forward, there are the 2 orange wires, I believe one is for constant power to brake lights so they will work with the key out of the car, and the other is a constant power lead (to right of the fuse connector) for a constant accessory. The more we looked, it looked like a fire waiting to happen, 50+ years of people hooking who knows what up, you are asking for trouble, 1 item was a wiper delay that looked like it was installed when it was close to being a new car, a stereo was installed at one time and some creative wiring was performed, under the hood, they had a solenoid hooked up like Ford does and wires melted together, I told my friend the car was either leaving on trailer, or we were going to attempt to fix it correct, so we got from AAW (American Auto Wire) most of the harnesses, it was explained to me by Donny a long time ago that it was like an insurance policy, new harnesses, comes with a new fuse box that looks new because it is new.

I did mine about 9-10 years ago because the red wire behind the ignition switch was buldged and had been patched in 2 places, the rest of the harness had age problems, but everything works now! Have not had any problems, none, since installed, and it looks like original equipment and is plug and play, a little time consuming when you do it yourself, but also since it was replaced, I have added power windows, factory cruise control, am/fm 8 track w/multiplex, the speaker harnesses are available, speakers through www.Turnswitch.com no problems wire wise!

Also forgot to mention I added T-78’s, accessory lights for front floor interior, when I got the original harness and switched to the factory gauge option, rear window defogger, when I switched from automatic to 4 speed AAW walked me through the switching of the backup lights without switching the main harness, no cuts. In the big picture, all the add on’s made me comfortable and safe.
Look in Smokey’s reference area above and go to the 67 light harness, (it’s in color) and on iPad you can blow it up in size really easy, not 100% that harness is correct, but is a good guide. Also in the assembly guide for 1967 in Smokey’s reference area is in the middle of the guide, if you have access you can download and print just those pages, but they are not in color, and if you have factory gauges, I have never seen a diagram for that.
So you have options, look in the reference area. Don’t cobble it and watch it burn to the ground.

Oh the car is a factory a/c car as well, soon to be a BB car, so I got a BB engine harness with factory gauge option.

EDIT: not at home or would post pics.


Bill H.
67 Impala SS




Edited by 59fins on 08-08-19 12:43 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
LikeMike 
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08-13-19 03:36 AM - Post#2773110    
    In response to 59fins

Hey Bill.
just wanted to mention that the wiring diagram is based on the one from the assembly manual which i also post to the reference area.
So if in the colored Version are any wrong ones, the one in the assembly manual are also wrong.

Mike



Edited by LikeMike on 08-13-19 03:37 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
59fins 
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08-13-19 07:09 PM - Post#2773175    
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Semi wrong,they do not list a harness with gauges in Manual.
Edit: The colored ones, they are close but different, after following them in our project quite different, the colors look nice on photo paper, but with different options & accessories , early and late year changes , you run into looking at them as guides, like the front of the book reads, was excited about the colors, easier to follow. Until they wer not adding up. The assembly guide also has several pages of pics based on options, the tach dash harness is missing everywhere I’ve liked since I changed over to it, AAW made that easy though, but we are dealing with a car that had so many splices I am not sure how it was running and it was not a tach dash car, waiting on all new harnesses and this is why.
What program is used to color a non colored harness diagram, because it is very cool and easy to follow.

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This is when I seen he had major problems!


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Here is front of fuse box, had no brake lights, no turn signals and turned lights on with lower right fuse 😳 wires ere cut and sliced in fuse box and all under dash


Bill H.
67 Impala SS




 
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