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Old 08/09/2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Turn Signal Switch - 12 wires?

UHG!!! OK - now I am in another situation. I bought a SD replacement turn signal switch. It has 12 wires - not 10. There is a brown and Yellow/brown wire in addition to the original 10. What do I do with these? The SD part number is c8sz-13341-a. The original switch I have (with a broken wire) is C8ZA-13B302-A1. I checked my new AMP underdash wire harness and it is a 10 position plug - but only 9 pins! WHAT! So two questions:

1) Do I have the correct switch? If so, do I just trim and cap the wires?
2) Does the main harness indeed have only 9 pins? I shouldn't have recycled my original fried harness so early.

OMG NOS makes so much sense! I am just too late to buy it!

Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 08/09/2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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Leave them disconnected. The repros are multi-use and have them so one part goes in a few more applications... forget what they're for, but not needed on a '68.
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Old 08/09/2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Leave them disconnected. The repros are multi-use and have them so one part goes in a few more applications... forget what they're for, but not needed on a '68.
What I do is tape off the ends of the two wires, fold them back onto themselves, and tuck them under the rubber sleeve, that way they are hidden. Mike

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Old 08/09/2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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And just took a look at a wiring diagram I did a while ago, the 9 appears correct, 10 holes, 9 wires...
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Old 08/09/2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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Old 08/09/2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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And NOS are way spendy... if you can find them. Seen them go for over $300, as repros are in the ~$100-ish range. The one you have will work fine.
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Old 08/09/2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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And NOS are way spendy... if you can find them. Seen them go for over $300, as repros are in the ~$100-ish range. The one you have will work fine.
Thanks for the help again! NOS might be spendy, but by the time I reimburse everyone here for their expertise and my time searching for answers, I know why some just buy NOS...not that I have the pocket book for it, so I have to do it the po-boy way and rely on the generosity of others. Many thanks!

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Old 08/09/2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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Shee-Mar manufactured, they are by far the best available.
I think that the two extra wires may be for speed control?

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Old 08/09/2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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Where does a guy buy Shee-mar? I searched and only found eBay and most of the listings for the SM46F come up with tilt wheel, not standard.

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Where does a guy buy Shee-mar? I searched and only found eBay and most of the listings for the SM46F come up with tilt wheel, not standard.
Bam
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yup, pretty sure it's for tilt, had the same issue. just taped them up.

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Replacement of turn signal switch - confirmation

I just replaced mine yesterday and I concur with everything on the thread from before. Here were my bumps in the road:

1. Comical problem but I didn't have a 6mm or 1/4" inch wrench to take my turn signal handle off with (didn't want to strip with locking pliers etc - Harbor Freight run...).
2. Same issue of having the 12 wires instead of 10. I read this thread and felt confident to continue installing. The red wire was with two others that are for something else in their own bundle. Just seemed odd. Mine was from Scott Drake fyi.
3. I discovered that one of the 10 wires was fried. And, it did affect the plastic area around the wire. Therefore, when I inserted the new wires, this one in particular didn't lock inside. Made it work but I'm going to buy a replacement female connector to be safe. I also bought (not here yet) a terminal key tool ($8) from Amazon that will come in handy. 21pcs for any depinning situation.

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I just replaced mine yesterday and I concur with everything on the thread from before. Here were my bumps in the road:

1. Comical problem but I didn't have a 6mm or 1/4" inch wrench to take my turn signal handle off with (didn't want to strip with locking pliers etc - Harbor Freight run...).
2. Same issue of having the 12 wires instead of 10. I read this thread and felt confident to continue installing. The red wire was with two others that are for something else in their own bundle. Just seemed odd. Mine was from Scott Drake fyi.
3. I discovered that one of the 10 wires was fried. And, it did affect the plastic area around the wire. Therefore, when I inserted the new wires, this one in particular didn't lock inside. Made it work but I'm going to buy a replacement female connector to be safe. I also bought (not here yet) a terminal key tool ($8) from Amazon that will come in handy. 21pcs for any depinning situation.

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What is the part number for the de-pinning tool? I will buy one.

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Old 06/04/2019, 05:04 PM   #14
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I got mine @ Radio Shack. $10.

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Old 06/04/2019, 06:41 PM   #15
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Amazon also has a ton of them. Search for "Depinning Tool.
Here's the one I ordered.
https://www.amazon.com/Terminals-Ext...%2C261&sr=8-10

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